Biden finally comments on Shinzo Abe assassination and it’s every bit as cringe as you might expect

Having fully reinforced the “Sleepy Joe” moniker, President Joe Biden finally released a statement on the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at 9:33 a.m., EST — some eight hours after former President Donald Trump issued a statement.

Those who might be thinking better late than never may want to read Biden’s thoughts first. Democrats are predictable if nothing else, and the president exploited the assassination of a former world leader to push his gun control agenda — Japan has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world and Abe’s assassin used a crude, homemade shotgun in the attack.

“I am stunned, outraged, and deeply saddened by the news that my friend Abe Shinzo, former Prime Minister of Japan, was shot and killed while campaigning. This is a tragedy for Japan and for all who knew him,” Biden said in the release. “I had the privilege to work closely with Prime Minister Abe. As Vice President, I visited him in Tokyo and welcomed him to Washington. He was a champion of the Alliance between our nations and the friendship between our people. The longest serving Japanese Prime Minister, his vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific will endure. Above all, he cared deeply about the Japanese people and dedicated his life to their service. Even at the moment he was attacked, he was engaged in the work of democracy.”

“While there are many details that we do not yet know,” he continued, “we know that violent attacks are never acceptable and that gun violence always leaves a deep scar on the communities that are affected by it. The United States stands with Japan in this moment of grief. I send my deepest condolences to his family.”

Trump was not alone in beating Biden to the punch in releasing a statement. So too did many other world leaders, outgoing U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi among them.

The rudimentary shotgun can be seen here — it’s not clear why Twitter shields the image as “potentially sensitive content.” As the social media user tweeted, the weapon seems to prove that gun control “is as effective as imagination control.”

Not that the left will be deterred in its longstanding campaign to disarm law-abiding Americans in the face of a significant surge in lawless behavior.

Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:

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