President Biden unveiled executive orders on gun control on Thursday, at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden.
“Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment,” Biden said. “They’re phony arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights in what we’re talking about.”
Biden added that “no amendment to the Constitution is absolute. You can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theater and call it freedom of speech. From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning of the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons.”
The Biden administration announced six actions to spur various gun control initiatives, which the White House described in a fact sheet. The Justice Department will propose a rule to curb proliferation of “ghost guns,” or guns that are assembled at home through kits or a 3-D printer, and will issue yearly reports on firearms trafficking, among other initiatives.
Biden will also nominate David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. A former SWAT agent with the bureau, Chipman is a gun control advocate and adviser to former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’s gun control organization.
Chipman claimed in a Reddit post last year that members of the Branch Dividian religious cult shot down two Texas National Guard helicopters during the 1993 siege at Waco, Texas. While members of the cult did in fact shoot at the helicopters, none were shot down.
Well. According to Biden’s “logic” the following things would be acceptable:
- A future Republican president can round up protesters of his administration and have them imprisoned. Because no amendment is absolute.
- Police can torture suspects until they confess. Lawyers? Don’t need them. You see, no amendment is absolute.
- Reinstituting slavery. No amendment is absolute, after all.
- A state could eliminate elections and choose whoever it wants in the U.S. Senate. All together now …
- A state could reinstitute poll taxes and disallow non-whites or women or anyone younger than 30 from voting. No. Amendment. Is. Absolute.
- Someone who is not the vice president could remove the president from office and take over himself. Our president says no amendment is absolute.
- Barack Obama or George W. Bush can run for president again. But didn’t they already reach the term limit? Who cares? No amendment is absolute.
By accident the moron in the White House displayed his respect for the Constitution yesterday. And a majority of voters voted for that.