I read the official transcript of a speech on www.whitehouse.gov that President Biden gave regarding gun control on June 23, 2021. His speech was riddled with lies, gaffes, and incoherence.

For instance, Biden claims, “The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own. You couldn’t buy a cannon.”

The Second Amendment 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.” Period. The Second Amendment does not say a single thing about who can own what.

His claim that you couldn’t buy a cannon is an outright lie, and the president knows it. He has been fact-checked on this before. It has never been illegal for an American to buy a cannon. You don’t even need a NICS check.

Biden also stated, “… if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.” This is contrary to the Democrat narrative about white supremacists overthrowing democracy on Jan. 6. I don’t recall seeing the angry mob flying around in fighter jets or detonating atomic bombs.

I really don’t think the president has a grasp on reality and I genuinely believe he should take a mental competency test, like President Trump did. There is no shame in it; Americans deserve to know the results.

Ronald Heppner


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