President Joe Biden doesn’t like guns.
Shocking information, I’m sure. I mean, he’s done everything short of hiring a skywriter to scribe it in the skies across America to make sure we knew where he stood, so if you didn’t know, you had to put effort into maintaining that ignorance.
But while Biden doesn’t like guns, he sure doesn’t seem to understand what’s actually permissible and what isn’t.
A prime example is his claim that you couldn’t own a cannon in the time of the Founders, which not only wasn’t true then, you can still own those exact same kinds of cannons without a permit or background check.
Yet the president hasn’t held it there. He’s done it yet again.
As reported by Fox News, the president once again remarked on the Second Amendment, claiming he is a “Second Amendment guy,” before explaining that he does not believe it to be absolute. The president then explained what he believed were types of weapons civilians are not allowed to own.
“We need to act. These are weapons of war,” Biden said while giving comments in Durham, North Carolina.
“I’m a Second Amendment guy – I have two shotguns. … You know, but our states – everybody thinks somehow the Second Amendment is absolute,” he continued.
Interrupting to add that yeah, we figure it’s absolute because of that whole “shall not be infringed” thing there at the end of it.
I know, I know, it just messes up your whole schtick, but none of us give a flying monkey’s butt.
Moving on to the particular bit of stupid I want to highlight:
“You’re not allowed to go out and own an automatic weapon. … You’re not allowed to own a machine gun. You’re not allowed to own a flamethrower. You’re not allowed to own so many other things,” the president claimed.
Except, you’re allowed to own all of those things, but especially the flamethrower.
For automatic weapons, you have to jump through a lot of hoops and you need to have deep pockets, which can make the restrictions effectively into a ban, but technically, you can own all of that.
But a flamethrower only really requires you to know where to buy one.
In fact, as TheBlaze notes, Elon Musk actually created a flamethrower for consumer purchases. I hate it I couldn’t get one, actually.
See, flamethrowers aren’t treated as firearms under federal law. That’s right, the actual firearm isn’t treated like a firearm. As a result, anyone with the money can go out and buy one. There’s no background check, even.
You see, while Biden’s talking about all the stuff we should ban or heavily restrict, he doesn’t even understand what’s actually legal.
That’s probably for the best, though, because we know he and his fellow anti-gunners would lose their crap at the idea that a convicted felon may have flamethrowers and artillery pieces on their homestead. If he knew, he’d try to ban it.
But this is the man who is spearheading anti-gun efforts in this country and he keeps talking about stuff being banned already that quite simply isn’t. Remember this when someone tries to pretend concerns over restrictions leading to more restrictions.
Just because he’s wrong about what’s banned and what isn’t doesn’t mean all that much when it’s clear he’s trying to use those bans to justify the next one, just as this potential one would be used for future bans.