Biden’s Ongoing War On The Second Amendment

US President Joe Biden mimics holding a firearm while speaking about assault weapon ban during the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2023. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

The gun trial of first son, Hunter Biden, started Monday, with jury selection. First lady Jill Biden was in attendance, and the Bidens spent the weekend in Wilmington, Delaware in preparation for the trial. 

Hunter Biden is charged with illegally purchasing and possessing a firearm while abusing or being addicted to drugs, which violates federal law. He has pleaded not guilty.

Three women connected to Hunter Biden are scheduled to testify about his drug us related to the time he purchased the firearm: His ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle, his late brother’s widow Hallie Biden whom he dated, along with the woman from Arkansas, Lunden Roberts, the mother of one of his children — a granddaughter Joe Biden has previously refused to acknowledge. 

Hunter’s words will also come back to haunt him. His memoir shows he was addicted to drugs at the time of the purchase, as does evidence from the so-called “laptop from hell,” the laptop Hunter reportedly left at a Delaware computer repair shop and never claimed.

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, left, and his wife Melissa Cohen Biden arrive at federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, US, on Monday, June 3, 2024. Jury selection begins Monday in the first of two cases Hunter Biden has tried to avoid for years, both to stay out of prison and spare his father, President Joe Biden, political and personal turmoil as he runs for a second term most likely against Donald Trump. Photographer: Joe Lamberti/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Joe Lamberti/Bloomberg via Getty Images

As the Daily Wire has reported, President Biden continues to maintain his son’s innocence. While the president is not expected to attend or testify at his son’s trial, he is on record stating, “My son has done nothing wrong.”

And there’s the rub. 

President Joe Biden detests guns and legal gun owners, but he defends his son, who is charged with violating federal gun laws.

He also lies about gun statistics.

The president has repeatedly claimed that “firearms are the leading cause of death for children.” But according to the fact checkers at the Washington Post, not exactly a Right-wing publication, “when all motor vehicle accidents are counted, then motor vehicle deaths continue to exceed firearm deaths for children – as defined as people under age 18.”

The president has also called on Congress to pass what he calls “common sense” gun reform, including banning so-called assault weapons (isn’t any weapon used to commit an assault an assault weapon?). 

Biden has also called for required background checks on all gun sales and a ban on high-capacity magazines.

Let’s examine each of these demands.

First, so-called assault weapons are not the gun of choice for criminals.

According to an April 2023 report from Pew Research Center

In 2020, the most recent year for which the FBI has published data, handguns were involved in 59% of the 13,620 U.S. gun murders and non-negligent manslaughters for which data is available. Rifles – the category that includes guns sometimes referred to as “assault weapons” – were involved in 3% of firearm murders.

So Biden wants to ban a class of weapons responsible for approximately 408 deaths versus weapons that were responsible for about 8,035 deaths.

By comparison, about 450 people die each year by falling out of bed. Statistically, the president should therefore be focusing on making beds safer, especially bunk beds and waterbeds, which are clearly the ‘assault weapons’ of beds.

The president also wants to ban so-called high-capacity magazines, which, depending on the definition, is any magazine with a capacity of 10 or more rounds of ammunition. The theory is that the fewer bullets a person has in a magazine, the fewer people he or she can kill without reloading.

Woe to the single mother, living in remote Montana with the nearest police officer 20 miles away, facing three intruders aiming to rape her and kill her children. I think she should have as large a magazine as possible to defend herself and her children.

The last requirement, expanded background checks, is another canard.

Background checks are required for anyone purchasing a firearm from a federally licensed firearm dealer. Background checks are not required for the private transfer of firearms, such as if I decide to legally gift a firearm to my son or sell one to my cousin.

Oh, and Hunter Biden passed his background check, even though he has been charged with falsifying his application.

The last fallacy of Biden’s war against the Second Amendment is that criminals do not, by definition, follow the law. That is what makes them criminals.

From 2017 through 2021, more than 1 million firearms were stolen from legal gun owners.

In addition, a 2016 survey of prison inmates reported that approximately 1 in 5 (21%) of all state and federal prisoners reported possessing or using a firearm when they committed the offense for which they were serving time. Of those prisoners, only 7% purchased the weapon under their own name from a licensed dealer. More than half of prisoners (56%) had stolen the weapon, found it at the scene of a crime, or obtained it off the street or from the underground market.

President inconsistency on guns have come to light, given the trial of his son. I do not condemn the president for wanting to defend his son, any father would. However, his hatred of the Second Amendment and of legal gun owners is now on full display, as is his hypocrisy.

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Jim Nelles is a Navy veteran and supply chain consultant based in Chicago. His articles have appeared in the Washington Examiner, Newsweek, Foxnews.com, and the Daily Wire. He has served as a chief procurement officer, chief supply chain officer, and chief operations officer for multiple companies.

The views expressed in this piece are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

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