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President Joe Biden speaks with members of the press about the Texas synagogue hostage incident. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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You don’t need us to tell you that gun control laws only apply to law-abiding citizens. With about four seconds of thought and a few functioning neurons, it’s blindingly obvious that criminals don’t obey many laws at all, let alone gun control laws.

The self-evident nature of the matter makes it all the more remarkable that someone like Joe Biden, whose cranial activity is suspect at best, managed to 1) realize it and then 2) vocalize the concept.

The topic came up when he was asked about the hostage situation that took place over the weekend in a Texas synagogue. Ol’ Joe was every bit as lucid and articulate as you’d expect in addressing the matter.

From the New York Post . . .

President Joe Biden declared the hostage situation an “act of terror” but said that authorities “just don’t have enough facts” to determine why Akram targeted the synagogue.

So it was terrorism (committed by someone who’s almost surely a far-right insurrectionist white supremacist…one who just flew to Texas from the UK), but we just don’t know why he picked a synagogue yet. Or why that particular synagogue.

“I don’t think there is sufficient information to know about why he targeted that synagogue, why he insisted on the release of someone who’s been in prison for over 10 years, why he was engaged, why he was using an anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli comments,” Biden said Sunday during a visit to a food bank in Philadelphia.

All of those aspects of the hostage situation are real mysteries that will take the collective investigative powers of all of the FBI’s biggest brains to unravel.

And then the topic turned to the gun that “mentally disturbed” Malik Faisal Akram used to threaten his hostages.

The president said that he didn’t “have all of the facts” about how Akram obtained the arms but that the man “allegedly purchased it on the street” and might have only been in the US for a few weeks.

“Guns are — the idea of background checks are critical but you can’t stop someone from buying something on the street,” he said.

So there you have it, straight from the mouth of the most powerful old man in the world. Background checks don’t stop criminals — or terrorists — from getting their hands on guns and using them to commit crimes.

So how do they get them? They steal them or buy them on the street illegally, just as Joe said. The only people who actually have to deal with the mandated background check requirement are the average Joes or Janes who want to buy a firearm to protect themselves and their families. Or hunt. Or shoot for fun. Or compete.

Here in the real world, those ineffectual, rights-abrogating gun control laws — that are enacted as roadblocks to lawful gun ownership — only make society more dangerous for the law-abiding. That kinda makes you wonder why we bother with frivolous, cumbersome, bureaucratic background checks at all then, doesn’t it?

Just don’t hold your breath waiting for someone in the press corps to ask The Great Uniter about anything like that.

 

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  1. Well, look for them to push for complete gun confiscation. It’s the only way to keep us safe, don’tcha know. That way, criminals won’t have any guns!

    Problem solved!

    FJB

  2. The fact that Joe is senile is precisely why he told the truth. He forgot their narrative of lies for a moment because he wasn’t reading from a teleprompter or his cheat sheet cards.

    That’s okay, though. He made up for it with this one:
    “But let me be clear to anyone who intends to spread hate—we will stand against anti-Semitism and against the rise of extremism in this country.”

    He made the pivot to the domestic extremism narrative even though this terrorist just landed in the country a couple of weeks ago. They’re doing two things at once: pushing the domestic extremist narrative and avoiding the question of vetting immigrants. So why was this guy allowed to come to our country in the first place? We don’t have to let any known criminals in. Why are we doing that Joe?

    “He’s known to police. Got a criminal record,” he told Sky News. Hmm…

    • he was let in the same way, and for the same reason the mozziechick from some sandbox country was let in a few years back, aledgedly to “marry” this OTHER dude who had had scrape or two with the law, and had spent time “over there” mixing it up in that same sandbox. Once both were back here, hd dusted off a pair of marginally legal AR rifles he’d been storing at a pal’s house (same sort of creature) they kloaded up, kitted out, and went to “celebrate” at a Christmas Party in San Bernardino for a group pf public employees. They really “lit up” the party, killing several and wounding even more.
      Turns ont the SHE half of that dynamic deo had provided false information as to her plae of residence, activities, etc, but they never bothered to verify anything. “Its on the paper ,ust be good….” Found out later (too late to apologise to the dead people left in their wake) the SHE half had been an active jihadi military type “over there”. And the HE half had gone there to participate in similar activites.
      These two were allowed into this country by the carelessness and lack of attention (DEY DINT DOO DEY JAWB) of the border folks who let them both in. HAH, twenty years ago I was travelling though Mexico, and they took well over an hour to “process” my two friends and myself, and MY car, an old Mercedes diesel sedan. I had fresh passport, social scurity card, driving license, insurance card for the US and a worthless one for Mexico (someone hit MY car, their fault (I had stopped for a signal light they hit me from behind and the super expensive Mexican insurance policy refused to pay. I guess I was guilty of “driving while gringo”) But they let this pair waltz right into the USA, whereupon they killed a number of our fellows.
      Funny (NOTTTT!!) when a third world SHole country performs bettter than the “mighty” US of A at keeping their borders regulated.

  3. As per the second sentence of the first paragraph – I pretty sure joe, you know the thing, does not have a few functioning neurons. Several functioning morons in his group, that’s about it.

  4. It’s been Jim Crow Gun Control joe for 47 plus years and anything he says or does that ventures outside of his track record of being a worthless stick in the mud democRat is never to be taken seriously. In other words…joe by his own words and deeds has no Content of Character.

  5. I saw this happen to my grandmother and older people in the family as they got older. They had diminished mental capacity. And they lost their filter. And started telling the truth and exactly what they thought about something. That is our president now.

    But this came at a cost. The inability to make decisions. And this made them susceptible to negative and dangerous outside influences.
    In the end someone had to come in and take over. To help them get through their daily life. And make the decisions for them.

    Who is running the USA??? I know its not Joe Biden.

      • Not even the fleas that infested the camel before he shambled into town.

        MAYBE the cockroaches lurking under the carpet and beneath the furniture and in the walls…….

        No, on second thought prolly not. Things would probably be turning out better if those verminnwere running the whoe. They would be neutral.

  6. Only tyrants impose more restrictive gun laws, totally ignoring the 2nd A.

    I wonder where this is going…… 🤔

    • Lol, but you ran out and got a carry permit like the compliant drone you pretend not to be, didn’t you James Campbell?

      • I’m in Texas.
        No need for the LTC anymore. I used it to avoid all the BS 4473 delays. I usually purchase over a dozen firearms each year. Spent over two decades EDCing without an LTC.

        But thanks for playing loser.

        Keep dancing monkey 🤡. The person with their hand on your leash and cranking the organ grinder commands you. 🐵

        🤣

        • You know, you could have just replied ‘yes’, you left leaning, nanny state loving coward. 🖕🤡

        • Mr Campbell, it seems the looser is YOU. If you go to a state that requires a Pistol Permit, and don’t get one, and still carry, you will be occupying a room in the House of Many Doors.

        • Walter, that depends on WHICH state he might choose to enter. And all that presupposes that he WILL travel interstate. New Mesico allows carrying a loaded concealed handgun in yur car as you drive though the state. Arizon have no Mother May I Card requirement. Just don’t poke yer nose into the fiefdom of the Gabbling Nuisance. But who would wanna do that anyway? Drive north through Nevada into Oregon or Utah.

          But still who says he WILL be travelling? Texas is big enough one does not have to get cabin fever just by remaining within its boundaries.

  7. “But let me be clear to anyone who intends to spread hate—we will stand against anti-Semitism and against the rise of extremism in this country.” Fuhrer Joe Biden, Our Dear Leader

    Seems to me if that’s truly the case…. the dems need to get busy arresting themselves for extremism.

  8. But don’t you understand? If all guns were registered, that list would prevent people from buying them on the street. That list is just like a restraining order; and we have all seen how much good that piece of paper does to protect people.

    At least he was honest with the “I don’t know” stuff. Quit asking the tough questions and let him go back to sniffing hair.

    • BBBbbutt the CRIMINALS would not HAVE to register them as that would be incriminating one”s self, which is agasint the Constitution.

      Besides, the list would NOT prevent anyone from buying one on the street. Shamineus would simply break into MY house, steal MY handgun, head back out onto the street, and Dismaque would be very happy too fork over fifty bucks to take it off Shanineus’ filthy hands. He’s happy. He’s made half a yard in fifteen minutes. Now he can go buy his next line.
      Numbahs? We doan need no steeeeenkeeeeeng numbas. Day is RAY cyst ennyway. Who wants ’em.

  9. I wear a large “Trump Won” button on wide-brimmed hat. All of my hats have one. Wherever I go, people point, smile, give a ‘thumbs up’, say “I like it” or show some other sign of support. Most of us know the Brandon regime was imposed, not elected.

  10. It was just about two weeks ago that my beloved Pestident joe theBiden said criminals and terrorists were the Trump supporters.

  11. Well isn’t it too late to realize some actions needs to be taken and reversed I was working in USGhostwriting and some strange robbery event happened with me, from that day I felt this country does not feel safe to be in, Biden needs to pull his socks up step up and get this law under control.

  12. Bidet claimed we won’t allow terrorist attacks. Really? Exactly how would you do that, Joe? FYI – it’s impossible. We can only combat such activity after it occurs.

    • Diksum – It’s been stated a thousand different ways, by many intelligent men.

      No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.
      The enemy gets a vote.
      When you’ve planned for everything, the enemy will do something else.
      Murphy has a say.
      The attacker always has the advantage.

      Democrats should study war, and the best warriors, instead of interpretive underwater basket weaving and transcisgender studies.

  13. `“just don’t have enough facts” to determine why Akram targeted the synagogue.

    Historically when the “Religion of Peace” has a grievance, their traditional action is to take hostages. To them, Jews, Zionists, and Israelis are one and the same.

    didn’t “have all of the facts” about how Akram obtained the arms but that the man “allegedly purchased it on the street”

    I’m surprised the “grinning idiot” hasn’t blamed this on second-hand guns which he claims can only be fixed by stringent federal background checks on all purchases. But to do that there would need to be near universal registration of firearms for this to work which cannot be (legally) done at a federal level.

    • I really get a kick out of “allegedly purchased on the street”. Since perp is dead, exactly who is “alleging” anything about his firearm? Did he leave a note or something?

  14. quote——————“Guns are — the idea of background checks are critical but you can’t stop someone from buying something on the street,” he said.

    So there you have it, straight from the mouth of the most powerful old man in the world. Background checks don’t stop criminals — or terrorists — from getting their hands on guns and using them to commit crimes.—————quote

    That statement would perhaps fool the uneducated but not anyone who is familiar with gun control and Joe is very familiar as to how criminals get guns. What Joe meant was that its impossible to stop nut cases and criminals from getting guns when the U.S. is awash in a sea of un-vetted second hand guns that change hands every day with no paperwork.

    Two different Chicago Studies as well as Police tracings in other cities and states proved that it was second hand guns that are used the most in crime. Most are not stolen either.

    And of course Joe’s push for the ATF to ban ghost guns is also a prime source for guns getting into the hands of criminals and lunatics.

    A PARTIAL LIST OF LUNATICS AND CRIMINALS WHO BUILT GHOST GUNS AND USED THEM IN CRIME OR MASS MURDERS.

    Are ghost guns frequently used in violent crime?????????????????????????

    Yes, ghost guns are increasing being used in shootings across the country.

    In July 2020, an individual who was prohibited from possessing guns allegedly murdered two people in Pennsylvania using a homemade 9mm handgun.9

    In November 2019, a 16-year-old shot five of his classmates at Saugus High School in California—two of them fatally—using a homemade handgun, before fatally shooting himself.10

    In August 2019, a shooter used a homemade gun kit to build a .223-caliber firearm that he later used to fire 41 shots in 32 seconds in a bar in Dayton, Ohio, shooting 26 people and killing nine.11

    In 2017, in Northern California, a man prohibited from possessing firearms ordered kits to build AR-15-style rifles. On November 13, he initiated a series of shootings that began with fatally shooting his wife at home, followed by a rampage the next day during which he fired at multiple people in several different locations, including an elementary school, killing five people and injuring dozens more.12

    In 2013, a shooter opened fire in Santa Monica, California, shooting 100 rounds, killing five people, and injuring several others at a community college using a homemade AR-15 rifle. Reporting indicates the shooter had previously tried to purchase a firearm from a licensed gun dealer and failed a background check, potentially indicating why he opted to order parts to build a gun instead.13

    Law enforcement officials around the country are sounding the alarm about the dramatic increase in the recovery of ghost guns at crime scenes in their communities. ATF reported that approximately 10,000 ghost guns were recovered across the country in 2019.14 Ghost guns have also been illegally trafficked to Mexico.15 In addition:

    In 2019, Washington, D.C., police recovered 115 ghost guns, a 360 percent increase from 2018, when they recovered 25 ghost guns, and a 3,733 percent increase from 2017, when only three such firearms were recovered.16

    In 2019, ATF reported recovering 117 ghost guns in Maryland with almost 25 percent recovered from Baltimore alone. Ghost gun recoveries in the state then tripled in 2020.17
    According to law enforcement in Philadelphia, ghost gun recoveries in that city rose 152 percent from 2019 to 2020.18

    The special agent in charge of the ATF Los Angeles Field Division reported in January 2021 that 41 percent of the division’s cases involve ghost guns, and a May 2019 statewide analysis in California found that 30 percent of all guns recovered in connection with a crime in the state did not have serial numbers.19

    In addition, an investigation by The Trace found that ghost guns are increasingly becoming the weapon of choice for violent white supremacists and anti-government extremists.20

    In conclusion the ATF is a law unto itself and as in the past it rules at 8:00 AM and it is then a new “regulation” (disingenuous term for new law) is now the law of the land at 5:00 PM.

    No Judge Conservative or Liberal will declare the ATF ruling illegal or Unconstitutional because ghost guns are a danger to the people of the country and even the much ballyhooed Scalia decision with the usual double talk and smoke and mirrors declared “The Courts had the right to regulate firearms” (slick disingenuous term for ban or restrict firearms).

    In conclusion your right to own a weapon rests with the rulings of the courts, not the Constitution, and history has proven this reality like it or not.

    No sane person would want ghost guns legal and no other civilized nation tolerates them.

      • Let him become a part of the “Pacific Solution”. Offshore detention for unwanted illegals. Nauru is a popular location.

    • dacian, Keep talking. The more you talk the stupider you look. All you did was reenforce the idea that your vaulted “Universal Background Checks” will do absolutely NOTHING to stop a criminal or terrorist from using a firearm.

      You have cited the so called “ghost guns” that were made by a criminal. You have no fricking idea of how many “ghost guns” are out there owned by law abiding citizens. The Supreme Court has already decided a number of land mark cases involving firearms. There is one coming out shortly involving NYC’s overly restrictive and unconstitutional issuance of pistol permits.

      As to “ghost guns”, I don’t own one. This nation in your estimation may not be “civilized,” but we sure as hell know how to keep the other “civilized” nations free.

      As other members of this blog have said, “You can’t fix stupid”. You are an example of that axiom.

    • If your neighbor murdered a child inside their home, should everyone in your neighborhood be made to submit to checks inside their homes just in case?

      In all your examples, one thing is constant. People do as they please regardless of laws and how others are affected by their actions. These people do not care for your political policy or philosophy; they only care for what they can take from you , be it property or life.

      The facist leftist, known to US and British authorities, did not care who he may harm; he only cared about freeing a fellow terrorist. Do you believe your ideas for gun control will stop Islamists such as him, much less than any other person bent on mayhem? The Islamists was known to be affiliated with Islamic terrorists. Do you believe he just happened to find someone not connected to a group to arm him?

      Your European idols can not stop terrorists from obtaining firearms, even with their draconian laws. What does that tell you?

      • To the wannabe Paratrooper

        quote————-Your European idols can not stop terrorists from obtaining firearms, even with their draconian laws. What does that tell you?———quote

        You know about as much about Europe and their successful gun laws than you do about rocket science and that is zero.

        I often tell big mouths like yourself, “Try and find a gun in Europe with no paperwork”. I have been to Europe, even some of the more dangerous places, and you have to have connections to a terrorist group to get firearms. The average street thug does not have them proving that yes their gun laws do work and work well. No gun law can prevent a foreign nation from supplying guns to terrorists which is exactly what happened in the relatively rare shoot out at the French Concert several years ago. Contrast this to the maniacs and criminals in the U.S. that get all the heavy firepower they want 365 days a year with second hand guns and ghost gun kits and massacre people in Capitalvania every day. Explain to me why the big difference Wanabee Paratrooper. I will wait.

        In Britain several years ago at the London Bridge a gang of terrorists were denied shotguns so they could massacre people and they then still tried to walk into a bar and murder the patrons. The terrorists got the shit beat out of them with chairs and broken beer bottles. In Capitalvania where life is considered cheap and expendable the terrorists would have bought second hand assault rifles and murdered everyone in the bar in seconds. That is the difference between living in a civilized country and living in Capitalvania the most dangerous Industrialized country on the planet.

        • Dacian your as full of shit as the stories you tell.
          Do you even know what heavy firepower is? It is not an AR15 or a handgun.

          Maybe if you stopped stressing over objects and jealousy of other people’s accomplishments, you will find that the source of crime is individuals who commit crimes. But that would take introspection and honest thought.

        • dacian, My how quickly a Lefty forgets. How about Paris when there were two terrorist attacks with firearms in less than a year?

      • Wanabe Patrooper

        You cannot refute the success of decades of proof that other countries when they vet all gun sales and have safe storage laws that their systems work far better than our complete lack of such laws. Rant, scream, howl from the rooftops but it does not make the truth go away.

        Only in the country of insanity Capitalvania do we allow anyone who wants a gun to buy a second hand one 24 hours around the clock and 365 days a year. Only the insane would consider this sane. So what category does this put you in? LMAO.

        • They still have violent crime with firearms. Those who couldn’t find firearms found knives. Now knives are strictly controlled.
          I have the knowledge to go to Home Depot and make a device that will kill and maim more people than you could with any firearm. I don’t use that knowledge for a nefarious means. People have made firearms for 900 years. Do you think you can erase knowledge?

          The US is one of the safest Countries on the planet. The majority of violence occurs in a few counties. Those counties have draconian firearm laws. The problem is not firearms; it is two fold. First it is violent people. 2nd it is morons like you who choose to ignore the true problem and don’t address the first issue. In fact, that is the definition of insane by any measure when you ignore the people who are violent and focus on tools.

          I am more sane than you. At least I know inanimate objects don’t make people act. So take your Red Ryder BB gun and fantasize about firepower.

        • dacian, We have made you the offer many times. If you don’t like it here, we will set up a “go-fund-me” account for you to get a ONE WAY TICKET to the country of your choice. There is ONE stipulation of course. You cannot return to the USA.

    • daclan yuo really need to be more consistent in taking yuor meds. Yuo hv swallowe SO much liberal claptrap it ain’t even funny any more.

      Didjya happen to read about that hangun, stolen along with twetny or so others in a gun shop breakin in Indiana, that wihtin weeks of that shash and grab job, started turning up in various parts of Chicago and which ballistics. shall case markings, barrlel traces, all were a perfect match to one handgun, but found, over three years, to have conclusively beeninvolved in some thirty or more crimes in the Chicago area? They did not know WHICH gun it was, it seemed to change hands number of times over the year and a half they kept tracing it.Finally, after being used in quite an nubmer of housebreakigns, rapes, armed robberies, and urders, the gun itself was fond at a crime scene. They tested, and yes, it IS the same one they had been tracing.. but could not identify. NOW they checked the stolen gun regustry, as they now had that magic SERIAL number. Prof it was stolen in the Indiana gun shop job some three yara previously.

      So tel me, Declan, this gun whcih had serial numbers on it, was the property of an FFL gunshop The very one which had been robbed some three years ago.
      They never had any useful information to identify WHO had used that in the 46 different crimes it had been involved with (that they KNEW of)What does that tell us? This gun had been “on the street” within a few days of its being stolen in Indiana. Forty plus crimes involved THAT gun all accroses the CIty. NUmbers did not help. The FFL trace came back to the store from which it hd been stolen. After that dead end. Other than the underage kid who had it when confiscated, they have NO CLUE who used it in which crime. The kid didn’t know the seller, so could not identify him.

      HOW would this have been any different had it been a ghost gun? The only difference is theywould know have known it had been stolen from that Indiana FFL. NOTHIENG else would have changed.

      You are buying o the jug of KoolAde your masters have cooked up for you. You are NOT helping.

      • to tionico

        Many gun stores do not lock up guns after hours and ditto for home owners. Safe Storage laws are what all civilized countries have and their laws work much better than our lack of laws do. Its not rocket science even a 5th grader can understand the basics.

        And vetting of all second hand gun sales would dry up the black market on guns sustainably. European laws have proved it. Try and buy a second hand gun out on the streets in Europe some time.

        • dacian “Many gun stores do not lock up guns after hours?” Horse pucky.

          Your “Safe Storage” laws are poppycock. Again, if you don’t think the USA is “civilized” enough for you, how about letting us set up a “go fund me” page for your ticket to wherever. Just remember, you can’t come back.

  15. Gee, the truth comes out. Criminals will find a way to arm themselves regardless of the law.
    Just what I’ve said for decades. No law ever written, no ban or restriction, no threat of punishment has ever in the past, nor will ever in the future stop someone from committing a violent crime. Not long ago if someone was tried and convicted of some violent crime, they were hanged in a short time. People knew the consequences of their actions. Never seems to have stopped many from committing their crimes. Even today, getting caught is much less of a deterrent than the possibility of an armed victim shooting the criminal.
    And, we’ve heard the whine about ghost guns, or other “Untraceable” firearms. But, how many guns are out and around the country that were sold honestly since say, 1880? Basically modern, cartridge loaded firearms. Just as capable of being used for criminal activity today as they would have been a century ago. With little to no paper trail because of age or because many never had serial numbers in the first place. How many more have changed hands legally even through dealers hands in the past century? Dealers who are no longer in business. Again, paper trail ends long ago. How many firearms have had parts replaced or altered so the numbers no longer match? I’ve changed barrels out on several firearms because of damage or wear. I’ve changed the slide on a couple 1911’s because a previous owner botched a repair.
    People have made their own firearms since gunpowder was invented. And will continue to do so. Part of how new types of firearms or improvements to existing designs come about.

  16. The scourge in and on this country aka the democrats!

  17. ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE , I JUST FILL OUT THE FORM AN AAA WA LA ,
    I GET / BUY MY WEAPON . POOR CREDIT CARD , OWEEL EARN POINTS .
    LAW-ABIDING ME . GOD BLESS AMERICA
    FUG THA CRIMINALS . YA FILTY DIRTY ANIMALS .

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