Biden's laugh displays hypocritical tendency toward guns

Biden's laugh displays hypocritical tendency toward guns
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President Joe Biden campaigned on guns, and while he hasn’t gotten everything he wanted, he’s certainly given it the old college try. That’s one campaign promise he’s done everything possible to deliver.


When the president and many others talk about mass shootings, it’s with emotion. There’s a deep desire on their part to call for restrictions on our Second Amendment rights.

Yet it seems the same president who does this opted to laugh about the death of two young men recently.

President Joe Biden on Wednesday laughed and appeared to trivialize the deaths of two men who died of fentanyl overdoses, all in an effort to bash Republicans.

The president immediately followed up by invoking Michigan mother Rebecca Kiessling, whose two sons — Caleb, 20, and Kyler, 18 — died of fentanyl overdoses. Kiessling testified before the House Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday, where she pleaded with lawmakers to increase border security and narcotics interception.

In his speech, Biden emphasized that Kiessling’s sons died when Donald Trump was president.

“I’ve read she was very specific recently, saying that a mom — a poor mother who lost two kids to fentanyl, that I killed her sons. Well, the interesting thing is that fentanyl they took came during the last administration,” Biden said, letting out a laugh.


Now, this is hypocritical to an extreme, at least in my opinion.

Here, Biden is laughing at this mother’s request that border security be increased because drugs are flooding over that border, apparently because those drugs in question were smuggled over during the Trump administration.

Yet we’re supposed to bend over and take pretty much any anti-gun effort demanded regardless of that history?

Let’s keep in mind that Parkland is used as an example of why we need restrictions on lawful adults buying so-called assault weapons, but the failings of government beforehand are simply glossed over. We look at the University of Virginia and Michigan State University shootings and see both accused killers were charged with felonies prior, but the failures of prosecutors get ignored.

Instead, we’re told we all need to give up our rights for some greater good.

But here we have a mother who is asking for the border to be secured so future lives might be saved, and because it happened before Biden, it’s worthy of a chuckle out of the commander in chief?

When California gun laws fail to stop mass shooting, I’m the jackwagon for pointing that out, but when drugs that resulted in the deaths of two young men came across the border before Biden took office, well, what can you do? Am I right?


People are calling on Biden to secure the border not because he’s inherently responsible for everything that’s ever come across–not before he took office, at least–but because he’s the guy who can do something about it now.

That’s a concept you’d think the White House would understand since yes, that’s the way they react to anything to do with firearms.

So yeah, it’s a profound case of hypocrisy on the part of the Biden administration. It’s evidence that this White House will simply pick and choose which lives to hold up as mattering for political points and which ones are simply irrelevant.

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