Biden: The 2nd Amendment Had Limits ‘From The Very Beginning’
'No amendment to the Constitution is absolute'
Joe Biden has claimed that the Second Amendment has had limits “from the very beginning" during Thursday's comments from the Rose Garden.
“No amendment — no amendment to the Constitution is absolute."
"You can’t yell…’fire’ in a crowded movie theater and call it freedom of speech," he said.
"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.”
Biden also believes passing gun control to restrict those rights further is no infringement
“Nothing — nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment."
"They’re phony, arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake from what we’re talking about.”
Biden said something similar in 2019, claiming that the Second Amendment doesn't say that Americans are "entitled" to own guns.
Though Biden admitted that the “Second Amendment exists,” he argued that it doesn't say that Americans are “entitled” to own a gun.
“By the way, if one of you left the keys in your car down the street, and a kid comes along and jumps in it and takes off, you could be held liable civilly for that," Biden said at the time.
"So if you own a gun, put a damn trigger lock on it. Put it in a case. You have an obligation.”
Several governors have vowed to fight Biden over his radical anti-Second Amendment agenda.
Multiple Republican state leaders have now signaled that they will be taking action against Democrat Joe Biden after the White House officially unveiled his initial plan to attack Americans' constitutional rights.
“Biden is threatening our 2nd Amendment rights. He just announced a new liberal power grab to take away our guns,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) wrote on Twitter.
“We will NOT allow this in TX."
"It’s time to get legislation making TX a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State passed and to my desk for signing.”
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (R) said that Biden’s actions “won’t save lives or stop criminals” and would only “disarm law-abiding citizens.”
“Alaska is a Second Amendment sanctuary state, and we will be evaluating our options,” Dunleavy said.
“I think it’s out of control, and it’s obvious that they can’t get it through Congress, and so he’s acting on his own,” Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (R) said.
“He’s doing it at a rapid speed."
"There has not been another president, I don’t think, in history that has implemented the number of Executive Orders that this president has implemented."