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By Lee Williams 

Joe Biden has never let the truth get in the way of a good story. Or a campaign speech. Or the State of the Union Address. As a result, Biden has received more Pinocchios than a gift shop at Disney, especially when he talks about guns.  

Biden has lied at least 304 times at more than 65 public events since taking office, according to an analysis of official White House transcripts by the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. In fact, Biden lies nearly every single time he mentions firearms, gun rights or the Second Amendment. 

To be clear, this analysis does not include the times Biden lied about guns privately behind closed doors, when no official transcript was made of the conversation. Only public events where Biden’s comments were recorded were used for this analysis. 

The White House did not respond to multiple requests seeking comments about the President’s near constant firearm falsehoods. 

Biden has lied about the efficacy of the 1994 federal Assault Weapon Ban far more than anything else. Once the ban ended in 2004, researchers funded by the Justice Department concluded that it had no impact on violent crime. Two additional studies reached similar conclusions, but Biden consistently claims otherwise. 

On June 11, 2022, speaking at a reception for the Democratic National Committee held at a private residence in Beverly Hills, Biden said mass shootings decreased 70 percent during the ban and increased seven times once the ban expired.  

“The point of the matter is that we passed it for 10 years, this ban. And significant violent crime and particularly — went to — mass shootings went down 70 percent. But I could only get it passed for 10 years. It had to be reauthorized in 10 years,” Biden said. “The Bush administration came into play. And I’m not — I don’t want to pick on the Bush administration because they weren’t all bad, but they — they didn’t have the courage to try to pass it again. And guess what?  Violent shootings went up seven — seven times what they were.”

But on June 16, 2023, speaking at the National Safer Communities Summit, which was held at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut, Biden said mass shootings decreased while the ban was in effect but only tripled afterward. 

“As I said, we did it once before, in ’94, and 10 years after that, the ban was — mass shootings went down significantly — the number of mass shootings. That’s — when the ban expired, mass shootings tripled,” he said. 

Biden has lied about fictitious colonial cannon prohibitions six times, and four times he said anyone planning to overthrow his government would need an F-15. He said they’d need an F-16 once. And Biden has taken credit for stamping out curbside AR-15 deliveries in both New York and Philadelphia. 

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“And finally — we finally clarified who needs to register as a federal licensed gun dealer, because a federally licensed gun dealer is required by law to run background checks on those he’s selling the weapon to. And in most cities — down in Philadelphia and New York, areas I know well — like up here — you’d see a truck pull up, pull to the curb, and selling weapons — selling guns, selling AR-15.  Selling weapons,” he said earlier this month. 

Perhaps one of Biden’s lie concerns the AR-15’s popularity. 

“And — and, by the way, you know one of the reasons why the AR-15 is so strongly supported by so many folks in that — in that industry? Number one, it’s the cheapest weapon to make and it’s the highest profit motive they have for any weapon that is made. It makes more money to sell an AR-15 than any other weapon you can buy,” Biden said June 20 at a campaign reception, which was held at a private residence in Kentfield, California. 

Biden has mentioned “rogue gun dealers” six times since taking office in an attempt to justify ATF’s zero-tolerance policy, which the agency now uses to revoke federal firearms licenses for the most minor of clerical errors. 

“First, we want to crack down on the flow of firearms used to commit violence. That includes taking on and shutting down rogue gun dealers at — and it’s about doing background checks, as well as outright selling of that — making sure the people who are not allowed to have a gun, don’t get the gun in the first place,” Biden said Feb. 3, 2022 at a Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Meeting, which was held at One Police Plaza, New York City. 

By Larry Keane President Joe Biden traveled to New York City for a media event to try and show America he’s doing something about rampant crime. Instead, he blamed the Second Amendment and lawful gun owners, said nothing about holding criminals to account and repeated the same tired lies about the firearm industry he keeps at the ready – lies “fact-checked” as being false each time he’s previously recited them. It makes no difference to the president. He’s not even trying anymore. To President Biden and national gun control groups the problem is always the gun and the law-abiding members of the industry. It’s never the criminal. Blaming the ‘Resistance’ President Biden was joined by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams for a “Gun Violence Strategies Partnership” meeting to talk about how to solve the crime surge, particularly those involving firearms. Instead of real solutions, the focus devolved into blaming law-abiding gun owners and again pushing a gun control agenda. “Enough is enough,” President Biden said. “Because we know we can do things about this, but for the resistance, we’re getting from some sectors of the government and the Congress and the state legislatures, and the organizational structures out there.” That “resistance” the president spoke of is the American people. Over the past two years they’ve become fed up with police defunding policies and soft-on-crime prosecutors, like Manhattan’s Democratic District Attorney Alvin Bragg. They’ve invested in their own safety. The “resistance” is the 21 million lawful gun buyers in 2020, including more than 8.4 million first-time buyers, and the 18.5 million gun buyers in 2021, with more than 5.4 million first-timers. The ”resistance” has backstopped Congress from passing federal gun control that don’t address crime. It also stopped President Biden’s nominations of paid gun control lobbyist David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and banking activist Saule Omarova as Comptroller of the Currency because not even all U.S. Senate Democrats could support them. They would have turned those agencies into bludgeons to hammer the firearm industry to achieve a special interest, gun control agenda. Favorite Falsehoods The president turned his aim from lawful gun owners towards the firearm industry and repeated a lie he’s rehearsed several times before. “Imagine had we had a liabil… [sic] they’re the only industry in America that is exempted from being able to be sued by the public. Only one,” the president protested. “Why the gun manufacturers?… It’s got to end. They’ve got to be held responsible for the things they do that are irresponsible.” He repeated the claim for emphasis. “And I find that outrageous.” This is flatly false. The president knows by now, or his speechwriters do and they don’t bother with the facts. CNN, Politicfact and Washington Post have all checked President Biden on his remark, including after he said it in the White House Rose Garden. CNN cleanly rebuked it. “This is false. Gun manufacturers are not entirely exempt from being sued, nor are they only industry with some liability protections.” Politifact rated it “false.” Washington Post wasn’t kinder, saying, “Biden is wrong to claim the gun industry is totally immune.” The firearm industry has liability protections under the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), bipartisan legislation enacted under former President George W. Bush. The firearm industry cannot be held liable when unaffiliated third-parties, in this case criminals, misuse a legal, lawfully sold product. It’s fundamental tort law and is similar to an individual attempting to hold Ford and Budweiser responsible for drunk driving deaths. The law was passed in direct response to lawsuits filed against the industry by control groups and municipalities like the city of New York and the state of New York. These type of lawsuit continue to be filed, now even by foreign governments represented by the same gun control group, the Brady Center. Colonial-Era Error President Biden continued to ignore facts on the Second Amendment and its history. He even erred when speaking about the Revolution-era days and why the right to keep and bear arms was so sacrosanct. “When the amendment was passed, it didn’t say anybody could own a gun and any kind of gun and any kind of weapon,” President Biden remarked. “You couldn’t buy a cannon, and when – the – when this, uh, this amendment was passed.” It did, and does, say the right of the People “shall not be infringed.” Even The Washington Post was brutal in their assignment of “Four Pinocchio’s” to this statement. “Biden has already been fact-checked on this claim — and it’s been deemed false. We have no idea where he conjured up this notion about a ban on cannon ownership in the early days of the Republic, but he needs to stop making this claim.” In fact, the Constitution of early America – before the Bill of Rights, and Second Amendment, was even ratified – granted and encouraged “special waivers” to American merchants and sailors, “allowing private individuals to act as pirates on behalf of the United States against countries engaged in war with it.” Americans given waivers and who owned warships obviously also obtained cannons for use in battle. In fact, it is still perfectly legal to buy a cannon today. It is the presidents’ fundamental misunderstanding and blatant lying about the Second Amendment that informs his gun control agenda and misguided approach to solving the crime problem. Millions of law-abiding Americans took ownership of their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves, understanding the president won’t. Instead of mangling the meaning of the right and pushing for more gun control on law-abiding Americans, the president should keep it simple. Take on the criminals and punish them for breaking the law.
Courtesy PolitiFact

On June 23, 2021, Biden said these “rogue gun dealers feel like they can get away with selling guns to people who aren’t legally allowed to own them.”

 “And I might add: 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,” he said. 

Interestingly, Biden’s opinion of the ballistic capabilities of the 5.56x45mm round has shifted over time. 

On July 11, 2022, at an event commemorating the passage of the Safer Communities Act, which was held at the White House on the South Lawn, Biden said the “most common rounds fired from an AR-15 move almost twice as fast as that from a handgun.”

A month later, on Aug. 26, 2022, during a reception for the Democratic National Committee, which was held at a private residence in Bethesda, Maryland, Biden said “the velocity of a bullet coming out of assault weapons is three-and-a-half times as fast as a bullet coming out of another weapon.”

But on Nov. 6, 2022, at a rally for New York Governor Kathy Hochul, which was held at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, Biden said this: “And as I point out all the time, what comes out of a muzzle of an assault weapon is five times quicker, faster than comes out of a muzzle of another gun. It can pierce a Kevlar vest. There are not a whole lot of deer out there wearing Kevlar vests.”

Biden has mentioned deer in Kevlar vests a total of 16 times since taking office. 

Click here for a chronological list of Biden’s lies about guns, gun rights and the Second Amendment. 


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  1. he’s one big liar that’s a true fact. The only truth this man can tell would be if he said “I’m a pathological liar.

  2. I genuinely wonder if Joetato even knows what lies he’s peddling, any more than he remembers which flavor of pudding he had this morning. I think it’s becoming safe to say he’s the wooden marionette whose strings are being pulled by his handlers above the stage. His talking points are handed to him, his steps to the podium are guided by an assistant, and his interactions with journalists are intercepted.

    ‘Ol Joe isn’t operating under his own steam anymore. Soon it’ll be Weekend At Bernie’s.

    • I believe every president has had puppet strings attached. The president did this the president did that,
      4 /8/16/20/24 years later not much changed. The poor get poorer, the rich get richer and .giv plays its head games.

      • “…not much changed. The poor get poorer, the rich get richer and .giv plays its head games.”

        Yes. The trajectory has always been the same because the uniparty pursues their goals first. America last. I think more people are finally waking up to this reality.

    • If people are accusing you of murdering your wife, would you say, “Where’s the body? Haha! Just kidding!” He’s never cared about the truth. Because of his increasing senility, he’s now a worse liar than he was before, not that it matters. The dutiful propagandists are circling the wagon to protect the Biden crime family while they lose their mind over some administrative issue of not dotting an i or crossing a t.

  3. Does it matter?
    Like anyone has ever needed honest or factual reasons to fill a mass grave.

    • lil’d doesn’t need any reason but belief that this will usher in his p0st-rev0lutionary society.

      Shame he won’t be around to see it. Either his superiors will think he’s outlived his usefulness or he gets denounced by one of his underlings in a “Klingon promotion”.

  4. The media doesn’t care. They just love the dementia ridden fool. If it is not a lie, he’s telling its a gaff!

  5. Biden was correct when he stated “No one needs an assault rifle for self-defense, you can use a shotgun”. Historically he is correct.

    Jan Libourel, the retired gun writer, once did an outstanding piece of research on America’s Jackbooted invasion of the Philippine Islands in 1899 where U.S. storm troopers slaughtered, torchered and murdered 3 million civilians. Even the modern day Vietnam war only equaled the mass slaughter of the horrific Philippian war.

    Jan Libourel’s research found that the troops tried used pistols at first to finish off raped and torchered young women, put none, I repeat none of the pistol calibers killed as quickly as they wanted them too so they tried rifles and found them to be less satisfactory than blowing apart the young women with shotguns. The Shotgun was also the preferred weapon in combat when U.S. troops actually fought in real combat.

    You don’t see these facts taught in High Schools because the school boards are infested with far right jackboots who suppress the real truth about America’s history and that is why America’s children who do not go on to college end up so brainwashed. They are taught they are the spotless, heroic, Master Race, carrying on the Far Right dogma made so famous by the far rights heroic icon “Hitler” during his years as leader in Germany. The Far Right School Boards have stated they use propaganda to build patriotism (translation: future cannon fodder for America’s never ending wars of rape, pillage and conquest). History never ceases to repeat itself.

    • “The war resulted in at least 200,000 Filipino civilian deaths, mostly due to diseases such as cholera and to famine.”
      you, femwee, are a doodlebug.

      • Wrong, Tshbhoa. Those are U.S. propaganda figures. I was quoting Filipino figgures and it is they who are more qualified to know the real death toll. Try again you were hoodwinked by U.S. propaganda

        And to Walter the Beverly Hillbilly

        Nice try on trying to cover up the actual letters the troops wrote home to their parents admitted to the atrocities.

        • dacian, the DUNDERHEAD, And I suppose you have the letters too? Again, what prompted the troops to commit these atrocities. It seems that some of our troops were mascaraed by Filipino insurgents and what happened was retaliation. Did you bother to go to the link I supplied. Heck, it’s from one of your favs, wikipedia.
          tsbhoa.p.jr is right. You are a doodlebug and then some.

        • To Walter the Beverly Hilljack

          You do not know anything about American history. Those letters from the troops were printed in some of the major newspapers of the time and stirred up a hornets nest. The President then ordered a red faced military to get retractions from the troops claiming they made it all up which fooled no one.

          Mark Twain and many of the most influential thinkers of the day all condemned the invasion of the Philippian Islands.

          And starvation propaganda was complete lies. There never was a famine in the entire 13 years of the war.

        • dacian, the DUNDERHEAD, Regret to tell you, that my education over all not just American History is far superior to your Leftist indoctrination. I could care less if Mark Twain, aka Samuel Clemmons said that he condemned the invasion. The fact is knucklehead that at the time, the Philippians was a US protectorate as a result of the Spanish American War. Did you remember that part of history, Lefty.Let me ask: where you there for any part of the 13 yr war? I didn’t think so.
          Get a grip, boy!

        • Doodles, in 1899 very few Filipinos could count to 100, you could probably count them on one hand. Pretending that country could produce realistic records of anything, at that time, is a joke. As are you. I have spent significant time in the Philippines, clearly you have not. You can’t even spell it. For a clue, Philippians is a book of the bible, it is not a country.

    • dacian, the DUNDERHEAD, Technically, you are right. The only things that are “necessary” are food, water,clothing and shelter.
      As to your story about the Philippians, OK, but what brought about these allegations. In doing so research in this matter, I have found that over 200,000 Filipinos died during this time but most of the deaths were the result of famine and disease. If you would like more information

      As to the alleged atrocities, they are allegations that at this time are allegations. For your edification, Filipinos committed many atrocities against American troops.

  6. RE: “Biden has lied at least 304 times at more than 65 public events since taking office ”

    Boy that biden knows how to fill the public with crap lies. On the other hand when you speak the Truth About Gun Control on a forum seemingly dedicated to Gun Rights you are met with incompetent gutless opposition from gun talkers and IMO a one track lawyer who to be fair at least acknowledged the Truth About Gun Control is a, “strategy.”

    There have been a few on this forum who see the clown show as Gun Owners chasing their tails like puppy dogs. Gun Control zealots throw Gun Owners a bone and they chase it around daily. And when you step outside the box and throw Gun Control zealots a Big Truth About Gun Control bone the useful idiot puppy dogs bark at you.

    Thanks goes only to .40 Cal for his post confirming Gun Control is Rooted in Racism and Genocide…Well done. You’d think the puppy dogs could figure it out for themselves especially after the fact checked Chip Roy spoke on the floor of congress…

  7. Joe Biden hasn’t been honest or truthful since his first day in the Senate. The man wouldn’t know the truth about anything if it fell out of the sky, landed on his face and wiggled.
    Anyone with even rudimentary knowledge of firearms knows a center fire rifle is more powerful than nearly any handgun. Simply due to the fact it uses a larger cartridge with a greater powder charge. Even a PCC has a greater muzzle velocity than a handgun with the same caliber round. The Kevlar vest crap is nothing but fear mongering by the disarmament grifters.
    Nearly any centerfire rifle will penetrate a level III vest. Those who wear body armor on a regular/daily basis have to choose between level of protection/likelihood of threat and the ability to perform their duties. For most civilians, including civilian police etc. the greatest threat is from handguns. Body armor is heavy, cumbersome and hot to wear most of the time. A level IV plate carrier is more so. Few people are willing to wear them without a realistic threat being posed.
    Then there’s the AWB crap. The AWB was allowed to sunset and not be renewed because it was shown to have had no measurable effect on crime and only restricted the law abiding.
    Sorry Joe, a variety repeating rifle have been available since the 1860’s and semi-automatic rifles have been around for a century now. They’re not going away.
    As for the weapons of war line of crap, name a firearm that hasn’t been pressed into service or used in a war. The AR-15 and it’s variants, as well as the semi-auto versions of other military weapons are no more or no less a danger than any other repeating rifle. A century old lever gun or a 1950’s vintage semi auto would be just as dangerous in the hands of someone with criminal/evil intent as the newest AR out there.

    • old – if you don’t mind I have a couple of clarifications to your on target (pun intended) post.

      1) the AWB had a built in provision to ‘sunset’ after 10 years UNLESS CONgress opted to renew it. They didn’t so of course slow joe had to blame it’s demise on GWB.
      2) repeating rifles were around even earlier than the 1860s – specifically the Girandoni air rifle. IIRC they were available to the Austrian army and were so effective that Napoleon issued an order for immediate summary execution of any soldier caught with one.

      Your final lines hit (again pun intended) the gist of the “gun violence” – it is the “criminal/evil intent” that is at issue – NOT the tools they use.

    • The constitution gives us the Right to bear Weapons of War.
      That weapons of war crap can be closed, its no longer a talking point in my books and never should have been. I believe it was the NRA that compromised that. To dissect what is a weapon of war, when we have a right to them, only opens up an argument that leads to compromises.
      The Right To Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed, no where in the 2A does it restrict the length of the shoe strings.

    • What is a “weapon of war”? Is my heavy barreled target rifle a “weapon of war” because the receiver is a Mauser action? The only original parts left are the bolt and receiver.

      The modern Winchester and Remington rifles are descended from Mauser variants. Does this make modern rifles “weapons of war” too?

      • That’s not the point. What is and what ain’t. My point is the 2Ammedment did not restrict weapons of war, weapons of war was why it was written. The founding fathers knew darn well you couldn’t fight an army with pitchforks and axe handles.

  8. Apparently to avoid taking “your turn” to be moderated you need to be a spammer or use tough guy 4 letter words, etc. Post factual pertinent information and somehow you get moderated which I do not care about unless what was Free Speech winds up in the trash. There’s not a week that goes by someone does not complain about being moderated and unable to freely speak their mind.

    • OK…My post posted and that’s nice…still the moderation time-out for myself and others like the mild mannered Haz wasn’t warranted.

      • Chill Deb, its just the system preparing us for The Purge.
        The hard thing about going crazy is the going part, once your there it’s all good.
        Now lets you and I say the Our Biden together.
        President Biden is the greatest president America has or ever will have
        President Biden is the greatest president America has or ever will have
        President Biden is the greatest president America has or ever will have.
        Holy Holy Holy forever and ever
        ahhhhhh see like a breath of fresh air.

        • Hey possum, did you put a plastic bag over head while repeating the mantra? One way or another you will see the light.

          dacian, here’s a plastic bag. Go and play cosmonaut.

  9. Biden: “[Putin] is clearly losing the war in Iraq”

    — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 28, 2023

    He maybe repeating lies, but he also might not be aware he is.

    • Eps – doesn’t matter whether he is aware of his lies, they are STILL lies and the uneducated ill informed sheeple gobble them up and repeat them over and over.

  10. If you do what the president says you can/should do, you should either walk free of punishment or the president must go to jail for incitement.

    • Harrison, 27700 were statements of OPINION. Opinion by definition CANNOT a a lie. Nice try. Get those bone spurs between your ears fixed.

  11. When God handed out Brains,Biden thought he said trains and Biden refused to accept any. Ergo the only thing out of his mouth has to be a complete lie !

      • The only reason they made Biden the nominee instead of Bernie is because they knew Biden stood for nothing. He’s a willing empty vessel for “progress.”

  12. That’s the famous “I don’t work for you!” picture when that guy confronted FJB about taking away his hunting tool. That said everything to me.

  13. Well, y’all gotta admit, Joe DID tell the truth when he blurted out something to the effect that he had assembled the most effective voter fraud (or maybe he said “election fraud”) machine in history in one of his campaign speeches in 2020. Joe doesn’t always lie; he just lies when it gets 10% for the “big guy”, his top priority since entering “public service”, the only “job” he’s ever had. Good retirement plan, those public service jobs, no? Multiple mansions, $millions in the bank, pretty cool life. Every Democrat who supports their party, is responsible and accountable for the sold out traitor, basement Joe Biden and his cocaine addled bagman son. Every elected Republican enabled Biden to do what he did. American’s will eventually pay for Joe Biden and GOP’s fecklessness, in American lives, American blood.

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