Joe Biden is making more and more slip-ups lately.
This time he repeated a lie that had already been proven false last May.
But it’s a lie that helps his gun control agenda, and here it is.
CLAIM: During his June 23, 2021, gun control speech President Joe Biden claimed the Second Amendment prohibited Americans from purchasing a cannon at the time it was ratified.
Biden said, “The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of the people who could own a gun [and] what type of weapon you could own. You couldn’t buy a cannon.”
Biden’s claim about not being allowed to purchase cannons is not new. He made it on May 21, 2020, and it was, at that time, shown to be false by PolitiFact.Breitbart News
So he is either knowingly lying, which is bad.
Or he can’t remember that what he’s saying isn’t true, which is also bad.
Democrats love to claim they have the facts on the side, but the reality is, they just don’t.
Julie Anne Sweet, director of military studies at Baylor University, told PolitiFact: “It seems highly unlikely that there were restrictions on the private ownership [of cannons].”
Independent Institute’s Dave Kopel told PolitiFact, “I am not aware of a ban on any arm in colonial America.”Breitbart News
And even if there had been those kind of regulations, it wouldn’t have been a blanket ban.
That wouldn’t even have been enforceable.
Baylor’s Julie Anne Sweet observed, “Any sort of gun regulations would have been at the local level, and therefore incredibly difficult and tedious to chase down. The new states were still writing new constitutions and probably did not take this matter into consideration.”Breitbart News
Once again, Biden just doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about.
Not that it stops him!