In a bizarre moment, President Joe Biden declared that ” brave right-wing Americans” need an F-15 to challenge the government.
According to Human Events, Biden made the comment on Tuesday while speaking at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania.
Biden says the second amendment is obsolete because you need F-15’s, meanwhile he claims an insurrection can be carried out with water bottles, flag poles, and bike racks. Neither is true! https://t.co/QKjVhZ8ZAb
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) August 31, 2022
Need “A little more than a gun”
“And for those brave right-wing Americans who say it’s all about keeping Americans independent and safe, you want to fight against the country? You need an F-15, you need something a little more than a gun,” Biden told the crowd, referring to the second amendment.
“The rights granted by the Second Amendment are not unlimited,” Biden went on to insist, adding, “They’re not unlimited. Right now you can’t go out and buy an automatic weapon or buy a cannon.”
In fact, a website run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) explains that muzzleloading cannons are not regulated under federal law.
“Muzzleloading cannons manufactured in or before 1898 (and replicas thereof) that are not capable of firing fixed ammunition are considered antiques and not subject to the provisions of either the Gun Control Act (GCA) or National Firearms Act (NFA),” it states.
Biden wrong again
What’s more, canons are commonly owned by Civil War reenactors and are sometimes used for public demonstrations.
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Meanwhile, some Twitter users pushed back on Biden’s suggestion that advanced aircraft would be needed to fight the government by recalling how the United States was driven from Afghanistan by Taliban insurgents.
Others, like conservative commentator Brigitte Gabriel, suggested that the president’s words were intended as a thinly veiled threat against his political opponents.
“Joe Biden says Americans need an F-15 to truly stand up against government tyranny,” Gabriel tweeted. “Is that his way of saying he supports using military force on US land against US citizens?”