Biden misstates facts about mass shootings

Following a series of recent mass shootings, President Joe Biden has put forward an aggressive plan to restrict gun rights.

However, a close examination of the “evidence” Biden uses to support his proposal suggests one of two possibilities: either he’s scarily misinformed when it comes to guns or he’s simply lying. 

President says the Second Amendment “is not absolute”

“I respect the culture and the tradition and the concerns of lawful gun owners,” Fox News quoted him as saying during a televised address last week from the White House last week.

He went on to add that “the Second Amendment, like all other rights, is not absolute” and called for a ban on many semi-automatic rifles along as well as standard capacity magazines.

“For God’s sake, how much more carnage are we willing to accept?” Biden demanded. “How many more innocent American lives must be taken before we say enough, enough?”

The president claimed America is alone in the world when it comes to mass killings, yet conservative commentator John Stossel pointed out in a 2019 article how there are multiple countries where the per capita number of such tragedies is higher.

Canada has seen mass killings as well

Despite being frequently praised by gun control advocates, Canada is no stranger to mass death. In 2020, a Nova Scotia man fatally shot 22 people.

Nor was that incident an unique, as in 2014 a man in Edmonton murdered eight people before turning his gun on himself. Meanwhile, a gunman in New Brunswick murdered three police officers later that year.

In 2016, a Canadian school shooter claimed the lives of five victims while six people were killed at a Quebec mosque in 2017.

Two years later, a British Columbia man killed four people as he drove through a residential neighborhood. Further, not all the examples involved guns, as other massacres were committed with a car, a knife, and a crossbow.

Biden also appears to uninformed regarding both what role so-called “assault weapons” play when it comes to criminal violence, as FBI data shows that of the 13,927 murders committed in 2019, only 364 involved a rifle of any kind.

Given these facts, it seems that the president is either out of touch with the truth or desperately trying to hide it.

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