On Thursday, Joe Biden announced a series of executive orders on gun control to attack the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
Biden’s orders will criminalize Americans who own a common firearms accessory called a stabilizing brace, create a”model” for red flag confiscation laws (which allows anti-gun judges to allow government agents to burst into Americans houses and confiscate their guns), and to regulate homemade firearms that family members or acquaintances may sell to one another.
Joe Biden then falsely claimed these orders created to govern and confiscate firearms had nothing to do with the Second Amendment.
“Today, we’re taking steps to confront not just the gun crisis, but what is actually a public health crisis,” Biden stated. “Nothing, nothing I am about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment.”
But the most worrisome thing Biden said was when he announced that”no amendment to the Constitution is absolute.”
“No amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute,” Biden added. “You can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theater — [and] claim freedom of speech. From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning that the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons.”
There are numerous errors here.
First, the Supreme Court case that Biden pulled the”you can’t yell fire in a crowded theater” line was overturned in Brandenburg v. Ohio, which limited the ability of the government to only ban speech that could result in criminal acts.
Second, the very first piece of federal gun control legislation wasn’t passed until 1934 in the form of the National Firearms Act.
In the end, if Biden doesn’t think any Amendment is absolute, then what could he say are the exceptions to the 13th Amendment, which banned slavery and involuntary servitude?