Seriously, when will the national media start tracking counting President Joe Biden’s lies? After all, everywhere he speaks is a tag-rich environment.
The latest example from President Plagiarist came in his big anti-gun announcement on Thursday.
Biden released six executive orders aimed at stopping the “epidemic” of gun-related violence.
In one part of his remarks, Biden said, “Most people don’t know, you walk into a store and you buy a gun you have a background check. But you go to a gun show, you can buy whatever you want and no background check.”
What most people don’t know is that Biden is full of it.
Some gun control experts, though, suggest that while there is no gun show loophole, there is a private sale loophole, according to Politifact. Federal law requires all licensed firearm sellers to conduct a background check, leaving way for unlicensed firearm sellers to sell guns without conducting a background check.
“There is a huge loophole in federal law, but it isn’t for gun shows,” UCLA law professor Adam Winkler told Politifact in 2016. “What is called the gun-show loophole is misnamed. It should be the ‘private sale loophole’ or the ‘background check loophole.’”
“Private citizens do often sell guns at gun shows, but such sales can be conducted anywhere else as well. Some states go beyond federal law and require all gun sales or even transfers between private citizens to go through a licensed dealer,” as a Democratic bill in Congress would mandate, he added.
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In another fib, Biden stated, “People don’t realize the only industry in America, a billion-dollar industry, that can’t be sued, that are exempt from being sued, are gun manufacturers. This is the only outfit that is exempt from being sued.”
That claim is also false. Gun manufacturers can be sued and sometimes are sued over claims of negligence.
Remington had settled a lawsuit over an alleged design flaw with the trigger on its Model 700 rifle. Sig Sauer has been repeatedly sued because of an alleged safety defect with its P320 handgun.
The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act actually immunizes the firearms industry from lawsuits based on the criminal misuse of guns by third parties, typically criminals.
Biden then offered another whopper.
Biden cited the 2015 massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, where a white supremacist killed nine worshippers at a black church. Biden said a federal rule that allows gun buyers to obtain their weapons if an FBI background check takes longer than three days should be repealed.
“If the FBI didn’t complete the background check within three days. There was a process. If it wasn’t done in three days, according to the Charleston loophole, you get to buy the gun,” Biden said.
What the president left out, according to Gutkowski, was the fact that the change Biden seeks would have been meaningless. In Charleston, the shooter had purchased his weapon two months before he killed. Additionally, Gutkowski wrote, the FBI did not locate the records that would have blocked his gun purchase.
But if you want a real kicker to lying Biden’s gun claims, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki tried to wiggle out of the web of deception her boss spun.
When a reporter asked Psaki during a press conference whether Biden really believed gun-show buyers were exempt from background checks, she answered, “No, it’s not his belief.”
She then said his opinion was that background checks should be “universal.”
So Biden didn’t really believe the lie he told. Nothing says America post-Jan.20, 2021, than that.
To its (very little) credit, The New York Times tried to “fact check” Biden’s comments. Yet the paper that told us relentlessly that former President Donald Trump lied constantly, even over things that were differences of opinion, went as gently as it could on its 2020 candidate, saying his comments included “some inaccuracies.”
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