I watched President Joe Biden’s speech on gun control yesterday. I did it so you wouldn’t have to. You’re welcome.
Through it all, though, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at the complete and absolute BS the president spewed. It was deep enough that the White House lawn shouldn’t need to be fertilized for a few years.
Yet I know I wasn’t alone in recognizing the lies and misrepresentations. Plenty of others saw them as well.
One of those was Tucker Carlson. He saw not just that, but the long history of malarkey spread by people like Biden.
Nothing the Democratic Party advocates for is more dishonest than gun control. Everything about that specific issue is false. Most policy debates aren’t like that, and we try to be honest about it. No matter how passionate you are about a position, you can still sort of see what the other side is talking about.
You might deeply dislike taxes, for example, but you can still acknowledge it’s fair to charge people for the services they receive from government. The other side isn’t crazy, they’ve just arrived at a different number than you did. You can hate abortion (and we do) and still understand (again, if you’re being totally honest about it) why a scared pregnant teenager might be tempted to have one.
Gun control is not like that. Gun control is entirely fraudulent. The Democratic Party claims that guns cause violence. That’s the core claim, and it is a lie. It’s provably untrue. The places in this country that have the most guns and the loosest controls on those guns also have the least gun violence and the fewest killings. That’s the bottom line. You could look it up; the statistics are available to anyone.
BIDEN: Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment. There are phony arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake, for what we’re talking about. But no amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute.
(By the way, if you watched the speech live, you heard the sirens in the background responding to the skyrocketing crime rate in the city Biden presides over.)
The right to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed,” the Constitution promised. But according to Joe Biden, that’s not an absolute right, despite what the text says. No, that right is subject to his approval and his interpretation. Joe Biden is in charge of the Constitution now. Joe Biden defines its terms and Joe Biden has decided that something called “stabilizing braces” can no longer be allowed.
Of course, Carlson goes on to address numerous other lies spread by the anti-gunners, and he’s right to do so. After all, there’s absolutely nothing he’s calling out that can really be called anything but a lie.
Oh, sure, some people might just be misinformed, but when you reach that level of government or advocacy, you don’t get to justify wrong information by saying they didn’t know any better. You’ve got the time and resources to learn the truth. Hell, in many cases, it’s their job to understand the issue. The problem is, they don’t actually care about both sides.
Guns and gun rights shouldn’t be partisan, but people like these view it as a partisan issue. When the subject of guns comes up, they don’t look to get both sides of the story. They turn to their pet gun control groups and get their take, then move forward. Screw the rest of us. Screw reality, even.
Carlson was right to call this out, and the rest of us need to do it as well.