President Joe Biden speaks at an event with New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., to discuss gun violence strategies, at police headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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The desiccated husk of what used to be a mediocre legislator traveled to New York City yesterday. Why? The Big Apple is in the middle of a historic surge in violent crime, but that didn’t really have anything to do with the trip. The real motivation was the fact that old Joe’s poll numbers are awful and getting worse. The economy is shedding jobs by the hundreds of thousands and inflation is rising faster than Neil Young’s opinion of his own relevance.

That’s why whoever is really running things at the White House figured a diversion would be a good idea and well worth the not insignificant risk of propping the old guy up in front of the cameras again.

One of Americans’ biggest concerns these days is the increase in crime that followed a “progressive” re-think of criminal justice after the George Floyd killing. It seems that when you shift your law enforcement spending toward social services instead of cops on the beat, dismantle the bail system and elect prosecutors whose idea of “equity” is refusing to prosecute those who violate large swaths of the criminal code, violent criminals tend to react to those kinds of incentives.

None of that would be a real problem for the President or his party except 1) people are noticing the deterioration of law and order and 2) the midterm elections are coming up fast and the signs in the entrails are looking more ominous by the day for Democrats’ chances of hanging onto their control of Congress.

Not to mention that Americans who never would have considered it before are buying guns for personal protection. And heaven knows, we can’t have that.

President Joe Biden listens in a classroom to K. Bain, founder and executive director of Community Capacity Development, center, and principal Dionne Jaggon, during an event to discuss combating gun violence strategies, at PS111 Jacob Blackwell, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in the Queens Borough of New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

So, just one day after the second recent funeral for a New York City cop, President Ron Klain rolled the dice and propped the old guy in the suit up and let him talk about…guns. It went every bit as well as you’d expect.

Joe obviously has no earthy idea what he’s doing there, he’s just reading off of the extra-big-type notes in front of him. He’s referring to the stolen GLOCK handgun with a 40-round drum magazine that was used by the perp who murdered those two NYPD cops.

In this image released by the New York Police Dept., a gun is seen found at the site of a police shooting Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, in New York, New York. Officials say a New York City police officer has been killed and another critically wounded in a shooting in Harlem. The officers had been responding to a call Friday about an argument between a woman and her adult son. (NYPD via AP Photo)

Sorry, Joe, but a garden variety semi-automatic pistol isn’t a “weapon of war,” even with the addition of a drum mag (which, by the way, no one in the military uses for handguns).

Arbitrarily labeling a GLOCK — or M&P or Ruger or Beretta or Taurus or SIG, for that matter — as a “weapons of war” may elicit whoops and applause from the shrieking red-shirted harpies at Moms Demand Action, but it doesn’t pass constitutional muster under the Heller decision, no matter how many times you repeat it.

Hold on, Joe wasn’t close to finished imparting his wisdom about firearms and enumerated civil rights.

This particular lie is and oldie and a not-so-goodie for the Scranton Kid. He’s told it before and it was rated as garbage by the “fact-checking” orgs that try their best to cover for anyone with a (D) following their name.

Sorry to burst your bubble, Joe, but as a matter of fact, you could buy a cannon back in the day when the Second Amendment was written. And you know what? You still can. And if you want one that’s armored and mobile, you can buy one of those, too if you have the scratch.

Speaking of oft-repeated Biden lies . . .

As we’ve written when the President told this whopper before . . .

No industry in America is exempt from being sued if it produces faulty or dangerous products. Ask Remington if gun makers enjoy some kind of special magic immunity from lawsuits.

In repeating this lie, Biden was referring to Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. That’s the law that protects gun makers from lawfare suits by anti-gun types when the manufacturers’ lawfully-made and legally-sold products are used in the commission of a crime.

The PLCAA is a (to coin a phrase) common sense protection put in place to protect gun makers, keeping blood-sucking tort lawyers and gun control industry sharks from literally suing them into bankruptcy.

Biden knows this. He’s well aware of what repealing the PLCAA would do to gun makers.

So yeah, putting Biden behind a microphone is always a white-knuckle experience for everyone involved, and yesterday was no exception. But the desperate White House needed to at least appear to do something to counter the growing (not to mention accurate) public perception that Democrats prompted the crime spike with the whole defund-the-police disaster and progressive prosecutors’ non-prosecution policies.

President Joe Biden listens to New York City Mayor Eric Adams at an event to discuss gun violence strategies, at police headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in New York. Gov. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., is also attending. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden went out of his way to praise Mayor Eric Adams’ plan to fight violent crime while his own gun control agenda targets lawful gun owners. He’s also proposing to funnel billions in taxpayer dollars to big cities to undo the very problems the Democrats who run them created by dismantling their criminal justice systems and “re-thinking” policing.

I want to help every major city follow New York’s lead,” said Biden, who was flanked by Adams, Gov. Hochul, Attorney General Merrick Garland, members of the state’s congressional delegation and various police officials.

Vowing to be Adams’ “partner” in public safety, Biden said his administration is embarking on a new crackdown on so-called “ghost guns,” homemade weapons that typically aren’t subject to background checks and lack traceable serial numbers.

Yadda, yadda, yadda. Since he managed to stay mostly vertical and took no questions, the White House may have considered yesterday’s display a success. The Brady Campaign was certainly happy. Maybe they even gave the President an extra pudding cup or two on the flight back to D.C.

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  1. You know that anti-gun radicals have gone off the tracks when they claim an inanimate object can be “violent”. When a “president” can say that a Glock is a “weapon of war.”

    When will sanity return to this country?

    • I think that we can all accept that a fully-automatic, belt-fed, tripod-mounted, water-cooled Glock would be a weapon of war. We could stretch that to include an air-cooled selective-fire drum-fed Glock with a heavy barrel and bipod. However, a semi-automatic Glock with a ’40-round-but-I-betcha-that-it-only-gets-to-two-or-three-before-it-malfunctions’ drum magazine is a novelty item with no place anywhere near a battlefield.

      On the OTHER hand, more militaries around the world probably issue Glocks than any other handgun (except for OUR military, that hands out SIG Light Grenades), so maybe there’s a grain of semantic-laden truth, there, no matter how far-fetched and irrelevant.

      The problem, Sir, with any return to sanity in this country is that, sadly, our Constitution does not include a Sanity Clause. Alas, there IS no Sanity Clause.

      • John in AK I have owned GLOCKS since 2003. I find them to be an excellent firearm.

        I also own a SIG SAUER P320-M17. It is also a fine firearm. The problem I have with the M-17 (although you can get it in .40 S&W) is that it is 9mm. I have heard that many claim that the .40 is hard to handle. I don’t find that at all. I don’t find it to have much more recoil to the 9 but packs more punch.

        I personally carry a GLOCK Mod22 Gen 4 (.40 S&W). It is a full size as I am sure you probably, know. but I have no problem with concealment. If worn on your hip slightly to the rear, I defy anyone to see it “printed” as many claim.

  2. my immediate environment is more hostile than before.
    eliminating my access to the most effective means of self defense will help me to navigate this more safely.
    removing unlawful hostiles from this environment would not be helpful.
    unless i had a cannon.

    • When the amendment was passed, you couldn’t buy a cannon, and so there’s no reason why you should be able to buy certain assault weapons.

  3. I hope you’re right about Congress, but the “Democrats Who Created the Violent Crime Surge In Their Cities” don’t need help. The chances of lefty mayors and councils losing control of big cities are about the same as Jefferson Davis losing the Confederate Presidency to Frederick Douglass.

  4. The drumbeat yesterday was Ghost Guns are all over the streets. It sounded so bad if you didn’t watch where you’re going you’d step on one.

    It’s appears to be a whole lot of concocted hot air and no bags full of Ghost Guns. Two primary ways Ghost guns are counted for and one is the apprehended perp is in possession or the perp leaves it behind following a crime so where’s the perps and their Ghost Guns? No doubt about it democRat Party Gun Control zealots will slander and libel anything and anyone to advance their marxism manure.

    On the other hand…Ads for 80% that said “untraceable” and labels like Ghost Gun were left unchecked at the door by happy go lucky Gun Owning slackers and the results of their incompetence allowed Jim Crow Gun Control joe and his team to take the football and run with it.

  5. “He’s also proposing to funnel billions in taxpayer dollars to big cities…”

    Democrat playbook 101: Create problems, then “solve” them by enriching yourself, your allies, and expanding your power.

    They’ll never learn as long as they’re being rewarded for bad behavior. They made their bed. Make them lie in it. This is why we have to stop the corrupt federal spending. These people, and the people that keep voting for them, are insane. We don’t have the money to spend. It’s an illusion.

    We need to keep the money in the states. It’s past time to completely “reimagine” federal spending. We need to decapitate the serpent.

  6. Most guns are black, targeting black is racist.

    Gun control activists are by extension, racist.

    See how easy stupidity is?

  7. It’s so difficult for me to read stories like this about Biden. It seriously soul draining. I got a summons yesterday for jury duty and that was way funner than reading anything that brain dead stumbling old fool did.

  8. Disarming law abiding gun owners is quite logical. We need to deal with that.

    Guns must be made available to criminals, else there would be no guns in their hands. Reliable stats tell us that a vanishingly small number of guns are actually hand-made by gangs and “evil-doers”. This means guns therefore come from somewhere else. Stop the supply (law abiding gun owners) of guns made available, and eventually, one day, some day the guns possessed by bad guys will degrade to uselessness.

    Meanwhile, the law abiding gun owners will no longer be, making life nicer for nice people who live and congregate in nice places, and do not go to places where bad people hang out. Without guns in nice places, the fear that a “normal” looking person might suddenly snap and go on a killing spree is eliminated.

    Forget about door-to-door confiscation of guns; law abiding gun owners will naturally turn in their guns, or become criminals themselves. Then, they can’t call themselves “law abiding” anymore.

    Note: laws demanding prosecutors to “prove” that a DGU is not a justifiable event are merely laws; subject to the whim of politics. Laws can be changed.

  9. “You couldn’t buy a cannon when this amendment was passed.”

    And he knows because he was there. First he defeated the British, and then he vanquished Corn Pop. The old man is a hero!

  10. Crime can go up 1000%, the left will only double down on their desire to destroy this nation.

    It is the documented way.

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