President Joe Biden never misses an opportunity to call for gun control. He’s called for assault weapon bans after shootings involving handguns, for example, all because he was so eager to issue a call.
On the one-year anniversary of Uvalde, the president was at it again.
Now, he’s calling for an end to gun violence and an end to people standing up for our Second Amendment rights in the halls of Congress.
“Standing there in Uvalde, Jill and I couldn’t help but think that too many schools, too many everyday places, had become killing fields in communities all across every part of America,” the president said Wednesday. “And in each place, we hear the same message: ‘Do something. For God’s sake, please do something.’ We did something afterwards, but not nearly enough.”
Congress passed legislation last June to tighten some gun restrictions in the wake of Uvalde and other mass shootings. But the president urged Congress to do still more.
“It’s time to act. It’s time to act. It’s time to make our voices heard,” he said.
It’s never enough for them, and their demanded gun laws aren’t nearly as “commonsense” as Biden would have you believe.
Yet even if they were, it doesn’t matter because they’re all an infringement on our right to keep and bear arms, one that would never survive the test laid out in last year’s Bruen decision.
Look, no one is fond of these mass shootings. Some of us here have more reason than most to want to see an end to them.
What Biden has failed to do is make a comprehensive case that these laws will not infringe on our rights–they will, of course, but he’s still welcome to try and make the case–and that it will put a stop to these shootings.
So far, all he’s done is simply declare it will.
Well, I declare that people sending me tons of cash will cure cancer.
What? You don’t believe me? Before you send me money, I have to make a better case than that? Amazing!
Biden has essentially made the declaration, then refuses to acknowledge that anyone even disagrees with it. He’s calling these laws “commonsense” when they’re nothing of the sort, and he’s simply pretending there’s no valid reason to oppose these measures.
Well, there are.
Especially since none of these shootings couldn’t have been carried out with some other kind of firearm and been just as deadly. The lone exception is, oddly, Uvalde, but that was because the police there were too freaked out by the mere presence of an AR-15–a weapon they had access to as well, by the way–that they refused to do their jobs.
That’s a police failure, not a gun issue.
Of course, Biden would never acknowledge that. Criticizing the police is only for when that’s most useful in order to advance the narrative, not necessarily when they actually deserve it.