On Monday, while visiting the site of the Texas School shooting, President Biden said:
“A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body. So the idea of these high-caliber weapons is of—there’s simply no rational basis for it in terms of thinking about self-protection, hunting… and remember, the Constitution, the Second Amendment was never absolute. You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed. You couldn’t go out and purchase a lot of weapons.”
Biden is prone to exaggeration and known for telling some whoppers, so let’s unpack a few of the lies in this statement:
First, a 9mm bullet does not blow the lung out of the body. Biden was supposedly quoting a doctor, but it would probably be more accurate to say he was misquoting a doctor. If we want to be kind, we can call this hyperbole. If you want to be unkind, it’s a blatant lie.
Second, the 9mm is the most common caliber in the U.S. and in the world. In the U.S., it is used by the majority of police departments, the military, the FBI and those secret service folks who protect Biden from attack but can’t stop him from putting his foot in his mouth. So if it has “no rational basis,” then why are so many agencies using it? The 9mm is a nice balance between size, stopping power, and manageable recoil, which are the rational reasons for carrying it for “self-protection.”
Third, the 9mm is a relatively puny round in the grand scheme of things. Biden apparently made up the term “high-caliber” weapons and then misapplied it to the 9mm. It’s just another example of trying to make something sound worse than it’s by giving it a dangerous sounding name. They created the name “Saturday night special” more than fifty years ago and used it to ban the importation of small, cheap handguns in 1968. Yet the ban did not make our cities safer, as the ban’s proponents in Congress promised.
Fourth, the Second Amendment isn’t about hunting. Our forefathers included it in the Bill of Rights after fighting against a tyrannical government, not because the colonies were being overrun by white-tail deer. This is a lie Biden and many gun grabbers repeat, hoping the non gun-owner will believe it and trying to turn hunters against people who carry for self- defense.
Fifth, in stating that the constitution and its amendments are not absolute, Biden is stating his wish, not actuality. Let’s ask if he thinks the 13th, 15th, 16th, and 19th amendments are not absolute. These ended slavery, gave black voting rights, authorized a federal income tax, and gave women the right to vote. I bet he thinks those are absolute.
Sixth, yes, you could go out and buy a cannon in the Colonies. Even liberal fact checking organizations have had to admit that Biden lied about this. (That doesn’t stop him from repeating it.) In fact, the fear that the British were coming to Concord for the Minute Men’s cannons contributed to the start of the Revolutionary war.
Seventh, back in the day, there was nothing stopping people from “purchasing a lot of weapons at one time.” Making guns was a slower process, but a citizen could buy pretty much whatever weapons they wanted, including what the same guns issued to armies.
They are Coming for your Guns
Seven lies in one soundbite. Just goes to show you how desperate they are to take your guns. Why? Because guns in the hands of private citizens are the only thing limiting government overreach. Biden and the liberals in Congress would love to ban every single gun so they can run roughshod over your other rights.
The cops in Uvalde who did not enter the classroom in pursuit of the killer said they were afraid of getting shot. If cops won’t get shot to save the lives of school children, do you expect them to risk it upholding an illegal order to seize guns?
The liberals know that if they ordered cops to go out and confiscate our guns and ammo, many of them would not because they would be afraid of getting shot. In some cases, that fear would be justified. I expect you’d see gun owners rallying behind the cry “Remember Vicki Weaver” and declaring it open season on gun grabbers. The libs like to dox conservatives and protest outside their restaurants, but that’s a tactic that can be used by the other side as well.
Hope you Already Own some Guns
This renewed push for gun control will send gun sales shooting up (pun intended). That will lead to shortages and rising prices. I hope you already own the guns you and your family need for self-defense both before and after the SHTF. Ammo will become scarce again as people rush out and stock up while they still can.
I hope you also live in a state, county or town that is Second Amendment -friendly and has a Sheriff that will not cooperate with federal gun grabbers.
Biden Lies about Gas and Oil
While speaking with reporters during his trip to Japan, Biden said:
“When it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over.”
First, it’s nice to see that Biden admits high gas prices result from his administration’s deliberate policies and is no longer blaming high fuel prices on Russia.
Second, he acts like higher prices are a good thing. Most Americans don’t care if we will be stronger in some vague future. We want lower gas bills now.
Third, his statement suggests this will be a short transition. It won’t be. The world is nowhere near ready to replace fossil fuels with green power. There just isn’t enough of it.
Can you imagine how long it would take to replace every car, truck, tractor, airplane, boat, bulldozer, and other piece of equipment that burns gas or diesel? How long would it take to retrofit every home and commercial building that uses propane, natural gas, or home heating oil to power its furnace or boiler? That’s not a transition that will be completed by 2030 or even 2050. The technology isn’t there yet.
When the operator closed the Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan on May 20, the grid lost more electrical generating power than every solar panel and windmill in the state can produce. Now Michigan and much of the Midwest are in danger of power outages this summer. When temperatures rise and air conditioners in Chicago kick on, it could cause power outages from Ohio to Wisconsin. Remember to thank Biden and the Democrats when you are sweating in the dark, hoping the food in your refrigerator doesn’t go bad.
Career Politicians vs. the People
Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and their ilk don’t care about the price of gas. They are all multimillionaires. $10 a gallon wouldn’t put a dent in their pockets, plus they have drivers. I doubt they do their own grocery shopping either.
They are the aristocracy of the Democratic party, and when told that we complain about the high cost of gasoline, they wave away the concerns and say “Let them drive EVs.” These aristocrats don’t understand us, they don’t care about us, and they don’t listen to us. All they care about is their personal power and lining their pockets. They have forgotten that they govern only with our consent.
As the French aristocracy learned, this poor understanding of the concerns of the citizenry and lack of empathy could result in unrest, perhaps even in revolution, as it did in France. Whether the revolution will be at the voting booth or at the capital gates depends very much on whether losing the support of the people causes the liberal democrats to back down or double down. If they double down, look out.
Until then, keep your larder stocked and your powder dry.