President Biden Recommends F-15’s and Nukes
In a June 23, 2021 address, President Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland delivered remarks on the administration's strategy to prevent gun crime. There is much to dissect in what the president said related to the future of gun rights. I will not examine everything the president said during the address because there is a lot. I do, however, want to point out a few statements I found “interesting.”
The thrust of the plan rests squarely on, you guessed it, guns and the Second Amendment. More specifically, how inanimate objects are the root of the problem, and the president's explanation of a Second Amendment not found in the United States Constitution.
FFL's to Blame?
Both the AG and president pointed out that federal firearms dealers (FFL's) have a role to play in keeping guns out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them. The president presented the following statistic:
90% of the guns recovered from crime scenes, were traced as coming from 5% of FFL's
Now I don't have anything to refute that claim, so let's take it as truth. If that is the case, wouldn't it be a massive win if the ATF used its authority to enforce existing laws that govern FFL's and firearm transfers instead of diverting their apparent limited resources to reinventing definitions to criminalize the law-abiding?
I know it seems too simple, but perhaps that's why it would affect. We often pass over simple solutions because we want to be revolutionary. The ATF has the authority to prosecute and regulate FFL's as well as those making straw purchases or by lying of the ATF Form 4473. Now we're told that 90% of crime-scene guns have a link to the ATF's ineffectiveness. Admittedly I am not a genius, but I am not sure how taking away your's or my AR-15(s) would impact guns used in crimes.
Ghost guns, Magazine Capacity limitations, and Pistol Braces Oh My!
Nevertheless, they brought out the usual boogeymen. Ghost guns, magazine limits, and stabilizing braces are things a civil society just can't tolerate. But, unfortunately, no one presented statistics on the number of crime-scene guns equipped with stabilizing braces. And we weren't privy to any data explaining how limiting a magazine to 9 rounds from 10 rounds would save lives.
But you know, that was never the point. Anyone who honestly looks at these ideas knows these measures have zero effect on reducing violent crime. For some reference, here is an explanation of what stabilizing braces are.
We Get It, Deer Don't Wear Kevlar Vests:
The president commented on deer not wearing kevlar vests. He apparently thought this was rather witty because he said it two times. Both times it was to substantiate his assertion that Americans “don't need a gun that holds 30, 40, 50 or 100 rounds.”
The speechwriters need to be aware that the Second Amendment doesn't give us the “right to hunt deer.” Sure, no one dumps 100 rounds of 5.56 into a deer. You probably wouldn't be able to eat it, and that much ammo would be expensive. However, people have guns that accept magazines of 30, 40, 50, or 100 rounds because…well, reloading while your attacked sucks. Magazine limit restrictions are just one of many feel-good, do-nothing efforts politicians use that appease the base. Here is a post on why magazine limit restrictions are worthless.
No Do-Over's On The Second Amendment:
At one point, the president needed to address the elephant in the room. They must have thought, we simply can't push for all these ridiculous gun laws. Especially in light of the Second Amendment and the case law supporting the individual's right to possess firearms in common use for self-protection. So instead, the president created a phony second amendment.
I must say, it seems convenient, but at least as of the time of this post, the president can't unilaterally change the Constitution. No matter how fantastic his son's artwork is.
The president said:
I might add that the Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type people who could own a gun, and what type of weapon you could own. You couldn't buy a cannon
What? Here is the real Second Amendment that the rest of the country uses:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
The President said What?
A part of the text takes on particular importance when we look at what the president said immediately after presenting a false amendment. The portion “being necessary to the security of a free State” is the reason. And, as I mentioned, this includes security from a government that wants to remove that freedom. The president went on to say:
Those who say the blood of lib, eh the blood of patriots and you know all this stuff about how we're going to have to move against the government. Well the tree of liberty is not watered with the blood of patriots. What's happened is that there never been if you wanted and think you need eh have weapons to take on the government you need F-15's and maybe some nuclear weapons.
Okay, hang on a second. I am slow, so I am trying to follow the Biden thought train down the tracks. If you want to protect against a tyrannical government, you need F-15's and nuclear bombs because the tyrannical government would be using F-15's and nuclear bombs against it's own people if they tried to rise up against it. Scary thought.
If AR-15's are useless against a government, then why is it a prerequisite that ALL totalitarian regimes disarm their people? It's pretty obvious. An armed society ALWAYS has the potential to resist authoritarian and oppressive governments. Unarmed people can not.
Mediocraties like Eric Swalwell said something similar a while back. He is an abject failure and embarrassment, so we may look past his words about using nukes against American citizens. But even though the president probably doesn't understand the offensiveness to what he said, the people writing the speeches know exactly what it means. And these are the people who are influencing policy that the president mindlessly stands behind.
Scared of Unarmed Vikings, Not 72 Million Armed Citizens:
And while we're at it, didn't we just live through the most violent domestic terrorist attack in the history of history. You remember. That one time a couple of thousand people led by a dude in a Viking helmet forced their way into the capitol building without any weapons?
Wasn't it a governmental law enforcement officer who shot and killed an unarmed “domestic terrorist?”
If the government is still traumatized by a couple, thousand unarmed citizens, you know an armed citizenry terrifies those who crave total, unchecked power.
In no way, shape or form am I calling for any violence toward anyone specific or the government in general. If you glean that from this post, you're dead wrong. Instead, I am saying that the Second Amendment is a critical guardrail against a government that would even contemplate or mention the use of nuclear weapons against its people.
I Agree With the President On This:
Lastly, I want to agree with the president on one point. He mentioned a Chicago program that showed when high school children held a summer job, had an adult mentor and behavioral therapy, the city had a 45% reduction in violence. Jobs, yeah, work provides purpose and self-reliance from the government. Let's get people working rather than collecting free governmental handouts. Adult mentors, again the benefit of positive adult role models, are critical to youth success. Why are we encouraging lawlessness, disrespect of authority, and promoting single-family households? These things are destructive to children and society. Every fair-minded person inherently knows this, and it isn't wrong to acknowledge its truth in public.
The president frequently uses the phrase “look, here's the deal.” But, of course, there isn't any “deal.” The phrase is simply a transition to “I have finished explaining myself, that's just the way it is going to be, so accept it.” Except it isn't the way, it is. So he can't wish the Second Amendment into saying what he wants it to say.
We are not the Problem:
Law-abiding citizens are not the problem. Our guns are not the problem. Our religion or decision if we will inject something into our body or not is not the problem. The problem is evil. Evil exists, and we should address it at every point.
As I referenced above, it is estimated that there are 72 million citizens in the country. Additionally, Americans own anywhere from 5 to 10 million AR-15's, and around 300 million firearms total. Can you really say guns are the problem? I mean with a straight face and mean it?
The quotations are taken directly from the president's own words. The rest is my opinion, of course. Agree, disagree; it's all good. Let's hear your rational comments.
Mathew – excellent analysis.
I agree with everything you said, I’am not a very articulate person,So I need people like you to say the truth,
One question I have, The Military has the same obligation to uphold the Constitution,Do really think the Military would follow this Presidents into such a misguided solu
Guns aren’t the problem it’s our corrupt government
Correction. You wrote INTIMATE whilst the correct term is INANIMATE!
I often find editing is lacking in many of these articles. Grammar and spelling and just not using correct terminology is repeatedly overlooked in these articles.
Seriously! Who is letting this author go unchecked! This is ridiculous!
“As I referenced above, it is estimated that there are 326,474,000 armed citizens in the country.”
That is no where close! Who the hell estimated that? That’s nearly the entire population. Only 40% claim that either them or someone in their house owns a gun while 22% or 72,000,000 citizens claim to own a gun themselves.
This is why we get mowed over because of idiots like this who make claims that have no statistical or factual basis.
You owe it to the 2A community to do better. This is pathetic.
Thank you for pointing out the error Kyle, you are right the numbers were incorrect. I have updated the post with accurate numbers. Sometimes errors and mistakes happen, however, our intent is to always get it right.
We the readers & consumers of the Concealed Carry articles know & understand that there are humans researching & writing these articles. I’m sure that they don’t have an unlimited budget with enough funds to hire an editor with your intelligence or expertise.
The rest of us imperfect Americans are happy that you aren’t involved.
Possibly you should consider starting your own business that the rest of us can glean from your vast depth of knowledge & the wonder of your intellect.
Of course, I’m trying to decide if it’s awe or just stomach cramps I’m feeling just thinking of your opinions. Personally, they show the true man you are. I could pick through these articles for every mistake. After all, before I was out of middle school, I had the reading equivalency level of a four year college graduate. In the last 30+ years I’m sure I’ve improved a little bit I’m not very worried about telling the world of my ability.
Keep in mind, there is always someone who has the IQ to make you out to be a blithering idiot!
Yes! A little tolerance for error goes a long way.
Matthew, appreciate the article. Keep writing and “saying” the things that need to be heard in the 2A community.
History is the best teacher for what to do in case government attempts to make it impossible to protect yourself. Biden doesn’t seem to get it that the Founding Fathers intended people to be armed to protect themselves from government. In 1776 the people had single shot muskets, but the government also used single shot muskets the same as the people. Now the government has F15’s and Nukes which Biden said we would need in order to oppose his unlawful, and unelected Presidency. Thomas Jefferson and others understood human nature and knew that one day someone like Pelosi, Schumer, Biden and Obama might take over the reins of government and seek to invalidate our Rights and Freedoms as written in the Constitution. In fact Schumer gave a speech where he said ” The Constitution is now whatever we say it is”. Yet he swore an oath to protect and defend it, as does every soldier The history we need to keep in mind as attempts are made to disarm America is what happened in Nazi Germany were they disarmed Jews and anyone who opposed their plans. Jewish people said never again would they give up their ability to fight back against any form of tyranny that arose in the future. They were and are right, that guns are not just for hunting, they are for protection from criminals but some of those criminals are inside our government and do not respect our Constitution as written. It is for them we will never give up our 2nd Amendment Rights. There are many more Patriotic Americans at least 72 million at last count than there are leftist/Communist/Socialists in the government, in the media and on collega campuses. I think if it ever came down to it, the military would support the people and not tyranny, because they swear an oath to the Constitution and not any politician. Some would follow orders blindly just as some did in Hitler’s Germany, but most I believe would not. Same with police who many have already said they will not enforce unConstitutional laws and Executive Orders.
I personally know the author. He may not be the best writer.
He is honest
He is God fearing
He is a true patriot
My personal opinion is that the latest surge (over the past 2 years) in gun sales were not only purchased by Patriots, but also by the MORON Commies, like ANTIFA. They have no idea of the magnitude ! We MUST STAND UNITED and be in LOCK STEP against these destroyers of OUR Country. Unfortunately, the Fed is contributing to social unrest and making things progressively WORSE by all this printing of $$$ out of thin air, which destabilizes our economy, and we see what the outcome will be right before our eyes- Venezuela !! Hyper-Inflation is coming folks !! and The Fed doesn’t care at all.
Biden was wrong in his speech when he said that the 2A prevented a person from buying a cannon. Back in 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries a private person could purchase cannons and often did. These cannons were used on CIVILIAN ships for protection from pirates and also at frontier trading posts to protect against attack.
It wasn’t until the 20th Century that the US passed laws prohibiting civilians from owning functional cannons, machine guns and FULLY automatic weapons.
Do you think they could add one of those F-15’s to our stimulus checks?
Thank you Mathew for correcting the mistakes. I really do appreciate your hard work and everyone’s involvement in CC.
I apologize for being harsh and rude. I get fired up when it comes to these things and had just watched the clip of Biden saying he’d nuke us.
I assure you everyone on this website is on the same team. I love God and I love my Country and I’d die today if it meant defending those things.
Once again I apologize deeply.
Mathew please keep going. Do not stop. Promise to get better and better as we all should. We owe it to our forefathers and our soldiers, fallen and still alive, active and retired.
I am going to continue to read your articles. I really want to see everyone here progress and expand our reach.
This is a tough fight we are fighting we have to be prepared.
Thank you Kyle. It takes a good heart to apologize sincerely and I have forgiven and forgotten. I understand where your frustration comes from. I appreciate you’re attention to detail. Your desire to read a factually and grammatically accurate post is completely reasonable. I appreciate your support of the company and of the common cause. I hope we can continue to put out content that is timely, accurate, and interesting enough that people want to read it. And if you find any errors, don’t hesitate to let me know. I am certainly not above making errors or constructive feedback. God bless and thanks Kyle.