Biden vows gun control in 2nd term, insults Thomas Jefferson quote as ‘a bunch of crap’

President Joe Biden seemed to think the way to win over more American voters was to announce that the Second Amendment was “never absolute” and that he’d “make sure” to do something about guns in a second term.

Biden’s comments, which included insulting Thomas Jefferson’s “tree of liberty” reference as a “bunch of crap,” came during a podcast released Monday. The interview with the “Smartless” podcast was originally recorded on March 28 and Biden brought along former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.

Biden’s focus on disarming Americans was another example of the disconnect between his administration and the people. The president was asked during the podcast, which is hosted by Hollywood’s Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett, what issues Americans should be focused on.

Naturally, the current state of the nation comes to mind, with raging anti-Israel demonstrations taking over college campuses, rampant inflation, a tanking economy, a crisis at the southern border, and a myriad of other serious issues brought on by the current administration. But Biden turned his focus on gun control.

“I think they should be focused on a couple of things: Number one, we’re going to, in a second term, God willing, we’re going to make sure that we do something about gun violence in this country,” he said.

“The idea that we allow assault weapons to be sold with magazines with 100 rounds is just bizarre,” the 81-year-old added.

He insisted that Democrats did not actually say they wanted to take people’s guns away.

“The 2nd Amendment, which I, when I taught law school — the 2nd Amendment wasn’t absolute ever,” he said, clearly missing how absolute “shall not be infringed” actually is.

“You weren’t able to have a cannon when you were — this — the [tree of] liberty is watered with the blood of patriots, I mean, that’s a bunch of crap,” Biden continued, in “an embarrassing repetition of a false claim,” according to legal scholar and professor at George Washington University Law School, Jonathan Turley.

As for Thomas Jefferson’s quote, it reads in full: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

Turley took on Biden’s debunked cannon claim in a blog post last month, saying it actually works against the president.

“Unlike the conversations with a dead man or driving some eighteen-wheeler, the falsity of the story highlights the constitutional challenge to his calls to outlaw assault weapons or high-capacity magazines,” he wrote.

“There were no federal laws barring cannon ownership when the Second Amendment was enacted. Gun laws remained local matters and I do not know of any bans on cannons or other gun types until much later in our history,” he wrote. “The fact is that the Second Amendment was not viewed or used as a basis for banning certain weapon types.”

A second term for Biden seems like a great platform for him to continue the left’s assault on the U.S. Constitution.

 

Frieda Powers

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