Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen today called out President Biden’s recent irresponsible, radical, and unconstitutional statements he made during the State of the Union demanding Congress ban firearms commonly used by law-abiding Americans for self-defense.
In a letter sent to President Biden, 15 other state attorneys general joined Attorney General Knudsen in highlighting the many flaws of his reasons for banning his personal, broad definition of “assault weapons,” as well as the dangers of doing so.
“According to your own CDC, Americans use guns to protect themselves and their families up to 3 million times per year, if not more—far more often than guns are used in crimes, and far, far more often than guns injure people,” Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen wrote. “The right to keep and bear arms in self-defense guards and protects the right to life, the first and most fundamental God-given right recognized in the Declaration of Independence. And, needless to say, your repeated attempts to deprive law-abiding Americans of guns that are in common and widespread use for self-defense are patently unconstitutional. We stand ready to oppose any attempt by your Administration to trample on this fundamental constitutional right.”
Semi-automatic pistols are the self-defense weapon of choice for the overwhelming majority of law-abiding gun owners. Under President Biden’s proposed policy, over 100 million Americans will be deprived of their ability to defend themselves, their families, homes, and businesses.
Additionally, the letter calls out President Biden for his incorrect claim that the 1994 federal “assault weapon” ban, which he supported in Congress, reduced mass shootings. Two different studies commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice—during the Clinton and Bush Administrations—found no discernible effect on violent crime from that legislation.
Attorney General Knudsen has been actively fighting the targeting of the firearms industry and Montanans’ gun rights. He asked major shipping companies to clarify their gun-purchase tracking policies and called on YouTube to stop censoring firearm-related speech. Last week, he filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s unlawful pistol brace rule.
Click here to read the letter.
Remember when the Federal Government actually had to enforce the Constitution on the States thru reconstruction? Now the feds want to disregard that precedence.
Biden knows what his lies are. It’s a math game. Statically a certain number of people will believe the lie, a certain number of people will not pay attention so there is no harm and a number of people will catch it. The bitter truth is that the lie is more effective than the negative consequences of the lie. They get away with it for a variety of reasons although it’s getting increasingly harder, but one reason is people tend to have very VERY short memories. And two, politicians are rarely if ever called out or otherwise challenged for such lies. Reporters are not allowed follow-up questions nor allowed to challenge statements made.
Biden being called a liar during the State Of The Union was a rare event, one that should happen more often.
15 Whoppers Joe Biden Told During The State Of The Union Address > https://thefederalist.com/2023/02/08/15-whoppers-joe-biden-told-during-the-state-of-the-union-address/
“1. Chuck Schumer Is Minority Leader
Before his speech even began, Biden greeted Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer as “Senate Minority Leader.” Schumer has been the majority leader since Biden took office in 2021.
2. More Jobs Created in Two Years Than Any Other President
“I actually created, with the help of many people in this room, 12 million new jobs,” Biden said. “More jobs created in two years than any president has created in four years. Because of you.”
Biden didn’t create new jobs, as he often likes to claim. The only reason the job rate is growing is that millions of people are returning to work after tyrannical bureaucrats shut down the economy for months in the name of stopping the spread of Covid-19.
3. Fastest Growth in 40 Years
Biden also repeated his infamous lie that he initiated the “fastest job growth in 40 years.”
Records, however, show that employment from May 2020 to January 2021 under Trump grew by 12.5 million. During approximately that same time period, the unemployment rate also declined by 8.3 percent.
In January alone, American payroll jobs under Biden fell by more than 2.5 million.
4. Inflation Is ‘Coming Down’
Another lie Biden repeated from previous speeches is that inflation in the U.S. “is coming down.”
Yet, two years after the president greenlit the beginning of Democrats’ expensive spending spree, Americans are suffering from gas prices still well above $3 per gallon, weathering a recession, and paying 60 percent more for eggs than they did in 2021. Biden may not be responsible for the fastest job growth in the last four decades, but inflation under his watch rose at its fastest rate in 40 years.
Biden tried to blame the nation’s economic misfortune on the pandemic and the “unfair and brutal war in Ukraine” but the truth is, inflation in the U.S. directly coincides with the time he took office.
5. Democracy Faced ‘Greatest Threat Since Civil War’ On Jan. 6
President Biden forgot about the attacks on Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and the repeat episodes of violence at the Capitol when he claimed the riot on Jan. 6 was the “greatest threat since the Civil War.”
Biden made the same hyperbolic claim at his first State of the Union address before Congress in April.
6. I’m Responsible for the Largest Deficit Cut in U.S. History
Biden wants to take credit for cutting the national deficit “by more than $1.7 trillion – the largest deficit reduction in American history” in his first two years in office.
“Under the previous administration, America’s deficit went up four years in a row. Because of those record deficits, no president added more to the national debt in any four years than my predecessor,” Biden said.
The truth is, federal spending under Biden increased more than $10 trillion since his first month in office. That’s more than any other president spent in his first two years in U.S. history.
7. Republicans Are Trying to Cut Social Security
Biden pledged to halt desperately needed cuts to bloated entitlement programs as Congress debates raising the debt ceiling.
“If anyone tries to cut Social Security,” the president said, “I will stop them. And if anyone tries to cut Medicare, I will stop them.”
The Democrats’ reconciliation bill passed last summer, however, raided nearly $300 billion from Medicare to boost insurance companies by removing leverage from negotiations on drug prices.
8. Fires Have Burned an Area the Size of Missouri
President Biden tried to claim more wood had been burned by forest fires than the area of the entire state of Missouri.
“More timber has been burned than I’ve observed from helicopters than the entire state of Missouri,” Biden said.
In 2022, however, 7.5 million acres burned, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Missouri’s forests span 14 million acres, and the state itself is 44.6 million acres large.
The remark appears to have been made off-script from what the White House released as the president’s prepared speech.
9. Biden Repeats Claim Fast Food Workers Sign Noncompete Agreements
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy could be seen laughing in the background when Biden complained fast food workers were signing noncompete agreements with employers.
“A cashier at a burger place can’t walk across town and take the same job at another burger place and make a few bucks more,” Biden said.
Biden made the same claim at a business roundtable in July 2020, earning the then-candidate a “false” rating from PolitiFact.
10. Biden Blames Crime Wave on Covid After Democrats Defunded Police
Biden blamed the coronavirus lockdowns for the nation’s recent crime wave.
Covid left scars, the president said, “like the spike in violent crime in 2020, the first year of the pandemic.”
It was the Democrats’ rush to “defund police,” however, that left cities and neighborhoods vulnerable to criminals who remained free to roam the streets. Democrats in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and New York cut police funding by hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of the social justice fever that took over the country. More than a dozen cities saw the highest homicide rates ever reported as a result.
According to a poll from Politico last year, 3 in 4 Americans blamed the crime spree on the efforts to defund police.
11. I Re-Upped Funding for Cancer Research
One of Biden’s top priorities going into tonight’s speech was his “Cancer Moonshot” initiative, which allocates funding to cancer research and care.
“Jill and I reignited the Cancer Moonshot that President Obama asked me to lead,” Biden said.
Biden may have restarted the program to “provide more support for patients and families” but it was his pet legislation, the ill-named Inflation Reduction Act, that cut cancer research spending by nine times as much as his program is supposed to put toward it.
12. Immigration ‘Reform’ Will Secure the Border
Biden pointed to his “new border plan” as evidence that he’s finally doing something about the millions of illegal border crossers flooding the U.S.
But his plan to grant “legal” status to illegal border crossers from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela only emboldens corrupt cartels and does nothing to stop the pipeline of fentanyl responsible for taking American lives, something several hecklers pointed out during his speech.
Biden said his “comprehensive immigration reform” would “fix” the national security threat that American border woes have become. In reality, that legislation would only encourage the millions of migrants overwhelming Border Patrol agents to keep paying the criminal organizations that control northern Mexico to escort them to the U.S.
13. Mass Shootings Went Down After Assault Weapon Ban
Biden claimed the federal assault weapons ban, which barred the manufacturing of semi-automatic rifles for civilian use from 1994 to 2004, caused mass shootings to drop.
“In the 10 years the ban was law, mass shootings went down. After Republicans let it expire, mass shootings tripled,” Biden said.
That’s a lie based on a flawed study that claimed the ban reduced mass shooting deaths.
Accurate data recorded during the ban shows that more so-called mass shootings occurred during the firearm prohibition. Even after the ban expired, mass shootings did not increase, as Democrats suggested they would.
14. Life-Saving Pro-Life Laws Are Extreme
Biden wrongfully characterized pro-life legislation in several red states as “extreme” for limiting women’s ability to kill their unborn babies.
“Already, more than a dozen states are enforcing extreme abortion bans,” he said.
In reality, it’s Biden’s abortion-on-demand throughout all nine of months of pregnancy agenda that is extreme. New polling suggests 7 in 10 Americans support limiting abortion to the first three months of pregnancy.
Biden also criticized Republicans for trying to pass what he said is a “national abortion ban.”
As pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America noted, the GOP has not proposed a total ban on abortions. They’ve just worked to bring U.S. abortion law up to speed with other civilized countries, which recognize abortion beyond 15 weeks gestation as a barbaric practice.
15. ‘I’m Here to Be President for All Americans’
In addition to promising unity via bipartisan cooperation, Biden falsely claimed he is “here to be president for all Americans.”
Yet, the few times Biden gave formal addresses in 2022, he demonized the half of the country that didn’t vote for him. His smears against “MAGA Republicans” shows he has no tolerance for conservative voters or their values.
A president for all wouldn’t sic his Department of Justice on parents concerned that their children’s education stays indoctrination free or a pro-life father who rightfully defended his son from a deranged abortion activist. “
Greene calls Biden a liar at State of the Union.
“Biden knows” – diddly squat. Ice Cream time
One thing is plainly clear at this point: the Ruling Class is now comfortable openly displaying their total disregard for justice, the rule of law, our inalienable rights, and our inherent human dignity.
I am surprised that no one in the Ruling Class burst an aneurysm from laughing so hard at Montana Attorney General Knudsen’s letter.
This will not be resolved in the Courts or in the Legislature. It will be resolved on the streets and in the forests & fields, and the WH lawn.
Unfortunately. Our political problems will not be solved through politics. That is becoming clearer by the day.
After reading uncommon_sense’s first paragraph above, I must agree with you gunny.
Multiple lawmakers are going to have to reap what they sow before they stop foisting their edicts on us. Lord forgive me but there are those in government that I would love to see meet their maker, especially those that take away people’s rights to defend themselves and their families and friends.
Don’t misunderstand what I said. I am most assuredly NOT predicting the outcome. Only that the issue will be resolved as I noted. In whose favor, I don’t know. Maybe no one’s.
The US military cannot defeat an insurgency thousands of miles away, to say nothing of a homegrown insurgency where supply lines are threatened. Also, the majority of men, who do the fighting and dying in war, did not vote for Biden. A purple-haired brigade of female social justice warriors would not last long.
Those AGs can write all the letters they want too. Even if someone read them to him, that doddering old fool forgot them while he was asking about his next pudding cup. He’s still wondering why everyone keeps asking about balloons. It’s not even his birthday.
….that doddering old fool forgot them while he was asking about his next pudding cup. He’s still wondering why everyone keeps asking about balloons. It’s not even his birthday.
Oh Gadsden! Sweet Lil baby J ! That was so phuckin’ Phunnie!! Diet Coke almost blasting through my fingers funny!!!! A stress relieving Ga-Faw! YOU Brother, have it ! many claim to be comical but few are truly genius at it like you man! Like the dearly departed Raquel Welch once said to Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show once (with a cat on her lap) She said” Want to pet my Pussy?” and he replied…”get that cat off your lap!”
Thank you Brother for righting my ship !
Supposedly Raquel or Zsa Zsa Gabor said that…
By the way Raquel Welch died yesterday, age 82, after what they called a short illness.
Did she get the poison jab?
Johnny Carson didn’t actually say that.
The States that oppose theBiden will be punished.
Yield to The Power
the 85 percent of the us counties
that voted for donald trump in 2020
will oppose bidens attempts to trample the fundamental constitutional right to keep and bear arms
and for the purpose of this discussion
those counties are best described as:
“the counties in america where theres a rifle behind every blade of grass”
Sooner or later there will be a test case. And we will see if Montana fails in its responsibility like Kansas did. When two Kansas gun owners were allowed to be arrested by the federal government. And the Kansas Attorney General refused to intervene. Even though Kansas had passed a law that disavowed the NFA in regards to suppressors.