By Lee Williams
Among the $80 billion worth of high-tech weaponry Joe Biden gifted to the Taliban after his inept and deadly Afghanistan withdraw were 176 artillery pieces, 64,363 belt-fed machine guns, 126,295 handguns and of course 358,530 select-fire assault weapons – real assault weapons.
Most of the assault rifles were equipped with high-end optics. Many had IR lasers, which aren’t much good without night-vision gear. However, Biden also left behind 16,035 sets of NVGs.
The small arms were accompanied by 23,132 armored vehicles, both tracked and wheeled, 8,000 cargo trucks, 42,000 pickups and SUVs, 109 helos and 65 fixed-wing aircraft, including four C-130s.
Of course, the highest price we paid for Biden’s Afghan retreat wasn’t in guns or gear. It was in the loss of 13 brave service members who were killed during the final days of the chaotic evacuation. Biden honored their sacrifice by fidgeting and checking his watch each time one of their caskets was carried past him on the tarmac of Dover AFB.
Joe Biden created the largest and the most heavily armed terrorist army the world has ever seen. It’s only a matter of time before the Taliban projects the force he gave them beyond Afghanistan’s borders. They don’t appear to be in any hurry. Afghans have always played the long game with all things international.
Since the Afghan evac, the Biden-Harris administration has lurched and stumbled from one disaster to another, but they’re happy no one is looking back. We might notice their hypocrisy, which is off the charts. In fact, the Biden-Harris administration has redefined hypocrisy.
To be clear, after he armed foreign terrorists, Joe Biden now wants to disarm American citizens. He wants to ban homemade firearms, even though Americans have been making guns in their homes since before there was a United States of America.
Biden and his millennial handlers are worried more about Americans with 80% GLOCK-ish frames than they are blood-thirsty foreign terrorists with 100% M4s.
I’m sorry, but no one who supplied arms to terrorists is going to tell me what type of arms I may or may not own, and if I want to build one myself, so be it. It’s no one’s business but mine. Besides, Biden’s ban on homemade guns is based on data that ATF cannot verify, and statistics the Justice Department disavowed. It is an infringement, pure and simple, just the latest battle in Biden’s war on our gun rights – a war that’s raging.
Last week, Biden named Steve Dettelbach as his second choice to fill the vacant ATF directorship. Dettelbach is an anti-gun extremist who supports bans on private firearm sales, “assault weapons” and standard-capacity magazines.
My thoughts on Mr. Dettelbach are thus – if he’s such an accomplished gun-grabber, maybe Joe should send him to Kabul, where there are plenty of guns for him to grab, all bought and paid for with American taxpayer dollars.
Don’t think for a second Biden has pivoted solely to homemade guns. He reaffirmed his true intent last week during a press conference in the Rose Garden . . .
“We need Congress to pass universal background checks. Universal background checks. And I know it’s controversial, but I got it done once: Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” Biden said.
I’m calling on Congress to:
– Pass universal background checks
– Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines
– Repeal the liability shield that makes gun manufacturers the only industry that can’t be sued
These laws don’t infringe on the Second Amendment. They save lives.
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 2, 2022
He is right about that. Unconstitutional bans and infringements are certainly controversial…about as controversial as arming foreign terrorists who have already spilled American blood.
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