Biden Pledges To Take Away Guns As Violent Crime Surges In American Cities

Biden Pledges To Take Away Guns As Violent Crime Surges In American Cities

President Joe Biden tried to justify his newest gun control pledge by claiming that Americans don’t have the weapons they would need to “take on the government” anyway.

“Those who say the blood of Patriots, you know, and all the stuff about how we’re gonna have to move against the government,” Biden said during a Wednesday press conference. “If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.”

Biden’s comments follow the introduction of a new White House crime prevention plan focused on imposing strong gun control measures on Americans as violent crime surges in the U.S., especially in Democrat-led cities.

“The gun lobby wants you to believe that cities that have the toughest gun laws still have the highest rates of gun violence … don’t believe it,” the president claimed without evidence.

The Democrat continued his anti-gun pledge by claiming that his administration is “not changing the Constitution, we’re enforcing it” by working to keep firearms that fire dozens of rounds out of Americans’ hands.

“No one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds, unless you think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests or something,” he said.

Biden claimed that his plan “doesn’t affect responsible gun owners or 2nd Amendment rights” and that “it helps keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them in the first place,” but the Democrat and his administration have been very transparent about their intentions to ban high-capacity magazines and ban assault weapons such as AR-15 pistols.

In April, Biden announced multiple executive orders set on combatting what he called a “public health crisis” and “international embarrassment” of gun violence in the United States. During his screed against firearms, Biden made multiple false claims about background checks. During his joint address, Biden also falsely claimed that former President Bill Clinton’s ban on assault weapons contributed to the decline in gun violence and mass shootings over 10 years.

“A ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines that hold 100 rounds that can be fired off in seconds … we beat the NRA. Mass shootings and gun violence declined. Check out the report over 10 years,” Biden said.

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.
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