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Biden botches Thomas Jefferson quote and falsely claims Americans couldn't own cannons during the Civil War

  
Via:  Just Jim NC TttH  •  one month ago  •  4 comments

By:   nypost (New York Post)

Biden botches Thomas Jefferson quote and falsely claims Americans couldn't own cannons during the Civil War
President Biden falsely claimed Tuesday that the Second Amendment prohibits the ownership of cannons and botched a famous quote from a founding father during a speech in support of gun control.

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President Biden falsely claimed Tuesday that the Second Amendment prohibits the ownership of cannons and botched a famous quote from a founding father during a speech in support of gun control.

"There has never been a time that says you could own anything you want," Biden said in remarks at the Gun Sense University conference in Washington, DC.

"Never. You couldn't own a cannon during the Civil War," the 81-year-old president claimed. "No, I'm serious. Think about it."

Biden falsely claimed that the Second Amendment barred Americans from owning cannons. AFP via Getty Images

Historically, the few examples of post-Civil War restrictions related to cannons largely dealt with limiting where they could be discharged, restricting the sale of the weapon to children and regulating how gunpowder could be stored.

In a May 2024 law review article in the Journal on Legislation, David Kopel and Joseph Greenlee found a "near-complete absence" of anti-cannon laws in the nineteenth century.

Kopel, a professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, told The Post that Biden's claim is "patently false."

Biden, on at least three previous occasions, has falsely claimed that the Second Amendment outlawed cannon ownership.

"This version is a little different from Biden's previous lies," Kopel said. "The earlier ones referred to when the Second Amendment was ratified. Now he's moving the time frame to the Civil War. Still completely false."

To this day, there are no federal laws preventing Americans from owning Civil War-era cannons, or any cannons manufactured prior to 1898.

3Biden delivered his speech just hours after his son, Hunter Biden, was found guilty in his felony gun trial in Delaware. AP

Shortly after the mistake, the president flubbed a famous line from Thomas Jefferson's 1787 letter to former Continental Army officer William Stephens Smith, in which the former president expressed his support for Americans resisting tyranny.

"How much have you heard this phrase, 'the blood of liberty … washes those' - give me a break," Biden said in a mocking tone.

Jefferson's quote is, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

"It is it's natural manure," the founding father added in his letter concerning 18th century uprisings by American farmers against state and local taxes and debt collection.

3Biden misquoted Thomas Jefferson Tuesday as he mocked gun rights advocates. Print Collector/Getty Images

"No, I mean it. Seriously," Biden added. "And by the way, if they want to think they can take out government if we get out of line, which they are talking again about, well guess what, they need F-15s."

The White House did not respond to The Post's request for comment.


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Just Jim NC TttH
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1  seeder  Just Jim NC TttH    one month ago

Not quite 5 months left and it just keeps getting more and more disgusting...........the elder abuse is palpable

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1    one month ago

Bidenistas, lemming like, keep claiming he's doing just fine.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  Jeremy Retired in NC    one month ago

It's not the first time this geriatric ass clown made that statement.  

 
 
 
George
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3  George    one month ago
"And by the way, if they want to think they can take out government if we get out of line, which they are talking again about, well guess what, they need F-15s."

It's telling how he tells the American citizens to stay in line because we can take you out.   What he is saying here is if they get out of line, your only recourse is "Fuck you and go to your concentration camp".  That is why restrictions on your second amendment rights lead to tyrants like Biden.

 
 

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