Joe Biden, like most Democrats, wants America to believe he isn’t a gun-grabbing extremist, and only wants to go after those scary “assault weapons.” But at his CNN town hall Wednesday evening he removed all doubt about his intentions, outright admitting that he wants to ban handguns.
When answering a question about how he will address gun violence from the federal level, he lauhgably began by claiming that “crime rates are down,” while ignoring the reason, which is that police aren’t arresting people for many crimes because they know left-wing prosecutors won’t charge them anyway. He went on to note that gun violence and murders are up, which is true.
Instead of pointing out the reality that movements to “defund the police” are behind that rise in murder, he went on to blame it on the Second Amendment.
“I’m the only guy that ever got passed legislation, when I was a Senator, that made sure we elimated ‘assault weapons,'” he said. “The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon, whether it’s a 9mm pistol, or it’s a rifle, it is ridiculous.”
Biden added, “I’m continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things.”
There it is. Biden outright says he wants to ban handguns.
He also says crime is down, which is an utterly insane lie.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) July 22, 2021
He went on to claim that the people who use weapons like that are “acquiring them illegally,” adding that to fight that he will increase the budget of the ATF and the Justice Department “to go after the gun shops that are not abiding by the law and doing background checks.”