Recently, Joe Biden delivered a speech that sought to further limit the rights of American citizens when it comes to the Second Amendment. During his speech, he mentioned several times that “We’re gonna ban assault weapons. We banned it once, we’re gonna do it again, and the number of bullets that can be in a clip,” and even went so far as to suggest that the definition of what constitutes an assault weapon should be changed. This incendiary rhetoric has many people concerned about what may come in terms of gun control legislation.
Biden: "We’re gonna ban assault weapons. We banned it once, we're gonna do it again, and the number of bullets that can be in a clip." pic.twitter.com/hD0fzrSS1T
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 20, 2023
The Second Amendment was originally enshrined in the Constitution with the intention of allowing citizens to be able to protect themselves from potential tyranny from their own government if necessary. It states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” However, by proposing stricter laws on guns such as possible limitations on how many bullets can fit in a magazine clip or outright bans on certain types of firearms, Biden is essentially ignoring this fundamental right granted to every American citizen.
Furthermore, during a Martin Luther King Jr speech delivered on Monday, which is odd timing considering its context, Biden appeared to suggest that Americans will need fighter jets like F-15s in order to stand up against federal government overreach if needed. He stated, “If you need to work about taking on the Federal government you need some F-15s. You don’t need an AR-15. I’m serious, think about it!”
BREAKING: Biden once again scoffs at the 2nd amendment, threatens Americans with F-15’s if they rise up pic.twitter.com/mKSqRNrbTR
— Clayton Keirns (@CKeirns) January 16, 2023
This suggestion goes against what our Founding Fathers had intended for us when they established our republic and came up with the Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment, which is meant to protect us from any type of governmental tyranny. The comment appears tone deaf when heard alongside Thomas Jefferson's famous words, "What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
By trying to further restrict American citizens' access and use of firearms through stricter gun control laws, such as banning certain types of weapons deemed too dangerous or limiting magazine capacities, Biden and his regime are disregarding both our country's history as well as our Founding Fathers' original intent when they wrote up this important document which formed our very nation itself. While some may argue that these measures are necessary for public safety, it cannot be ignored that there can never truly be freedom without first having liberty, and what better way is there for us citizens today to ensure our liberties than by having access to guns?