Creepy Uncle Joe stepped in it again.
Biden in a tweet urged voters to make 2020 the year for gun control. The tweet read:
“2019 was a year of record violence—it will be a moral failure if we allow 2020 to be the same. We have to elect leaders with the courage to take on the @NRA and pass common-sense gun safety reform. We have to end this epidemic.”
2019 was a year of record violence — it will be a moral failure if we allow 2020 to be the same. We have to elect leaders with the courage to take on the @NRA and pass common-sense gun safety reform. We have to end this epidemic. https://t.co/Qhv4SVzc9X
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) December 31, 2019
Ironically, Biden retweeted a LA Times story which cited a database compiled by USA Today, Northeastern University, and the Associated Press which showed that California, with among the strictest gun control laws in the country, had the most “mass slayings” of any state in the United States in the year 2019.
U.S. mass killings hit new high in 2019; most were shootings https://t.co/pYxIF7aPVF
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) December 31, 2019
Now, when you hear the term “mass slaying” you think Columbine, Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, and Orlando. Democrats like to intermingle the terms “mass slaying” and “mass shooting” because the hysterical mob that are the anti-gun wackjobs don’t know the difference.
The survey that the LA Times cited, and which Biden retweeted, says specifically that “the majority of the killings involved people who knew each other—family disputes, drug or gang violence or people with beefs that directed their anger at co-workers or relatives.”
This is why the anti-gun mob is so disingenuous.
In fact, the report cites the first mass killing of 2019, when a 42-year-old man took an ax and stabbed his mother, stepfather, girlfriend and 9-month-old daughter to death in Oregon. Two others managed to escape and the carnage only ended when he was shot to death by responding officers.
While firearms tended to be the weapons of choice in 33 of the mass slayings, eight others involved weapons such as knives, axes and two occasions where a mobile home was set on fire, killing all the occupants.
With that said, James Alan Fox, a criminologist and professor at Northeastern University, said:
“These are still rare events. Clearly the risk is low, but the fear is high. What fuels contagion is fear.”
If you haven’t noticed, fear is what drives Democrats. The next time you hear a Democrat talk about American exceptionalism, pinch yourself to make sure you’re awake and haven’t taken a DeLorean time machine back to the early 60’s and JFK is president.
We are supposed to be afraid of everything. Afraid of guns. Afraid of global warming, err climate change. Afraid of a coming recession. Afraid President Trump is going to start a war. Afraid of Putin. Afraid of Ukraine.
The list goes on and on. And Biden is one of the worst fear mongers out there in a whole party of fear mongers.
He is currently leading the pack of Democrat fear-mongers looking to unseat President Trump. Joe doesn’t know squat about guns, yet here he is constantly lecturing us on the subject.
In September, following a mass shooting at a church in Sunderland Springs, TX, Biden said:
“It’s irrational, with all due respect to the governor of Texas, it’s irrational what they’re doing. I mean every day; you see a mass shooting.”
Great on the hyperbole there Joe. Irrational to me is talking about bouncing kids on your lap and talking about your leg hair to kids. But I digress.
Biden of course had been talking about the new Texas state law, which was signed by Gov. Abbott and which allowed residents of Texas to carry firearms in churches.
On Sunday, good guys with a gun took out a bad guy with a gun at the West Freeway Church of Christ in Tarrant County on Sunday.
According to witnesses, several parishioners opened fire on the gunman, killing him. At least one of the good guys was a security guard.
Gun rights advocates praised the actions of those who took out the shooter, citing it as an example of a “good guy with a gun” which stopped a violent attack.
Two men were killed in the shooting in addition to the gunman.
“We lost two great men today, but it could have been a lot worse,” said Britt Farmer, pastor of the West Freeway Church. “I’m thankful that our government has allowed us the opportunity to protect ourselves.”
You’ve gotta love Texas. Had this happened in states such as New York, Connecticut or California, the outcome may have been much different.
The church was live streaming the service when shots were fired. A video that was posted on Twitter shows the moment that shots were fired and the response of the armed security member. We will caution you it may be graphic for some readers.
BREAKING: Video shows gunman open fire at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas before being shot dead by armed security; the service was being live-streamed on YouTube pic.twitter.com/58YcB8ODT1
— GrantB911 (@GrantB911) December 29, 2019
Biden and other left-wing Democrats have repeatedly railed against having guns in schools, churches, and hospitals and argue that their presence does not make mass shootings less likely.
“The idea that we don’t have elimination of assault-type weapons, magazines that can hold multiple bullets in them—it’s absolutely mindless,” said Biden last September.
Speaking of mindless, Joe, are you suggesting that we return to single shot muskets? Because other than that, all weapons hold multiple rounds, including revolvers. This is the problem with the anti-gun nuts. They don’t have a clue what they’re talking about, which they prove every time they open their mouths.
“It’s no violation of the Second Amendment. It’s just a bow of special interests of the gun manufacturers and the NRA,” he continued…. ah yes, the left’s favorite boogeyman, the National Rifle Association.
Robert Francis O’Rourke, known to his Mexican brethren as “Beto”, weighed in after the latest shooting.
“So saddened to hear about another church shooting in Texas, this one in White Settlement near Fort Worth. Clearly what we are doing in Texas, what we are doing in this country, when it comes to guns is not working.”
Uh, sorry Robert. But in this case, the ability of Texans to defend themselves from nuts with a gun worked extremely well.
If the gunman had been the only one in the church with a gun on Sunday, Lord only knows what the body count would be. Thanks to Gov. Abbott, an armed person or persons in the church were able to shoot the gunman and save lives.
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Abbott signed the bill last June, which allowed Texans to carry guns in places of worship. This is what triggered Uncle Joe.
The gunman was identified as a 43-year-old man from River Oaks. We will not identify him because he doesn’t deserve the publicity. Killed were Anton Wallace, 64, of Fort Worth and Richard White, 67, of River Oaks.
The suspect had arrests in several jurisdictions, and had been arrested in Tarrant County, as well as other states on charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
After Gov. Abbott signed the bill, the church’s leadership had made a decision to train its members to protect each other.
“I think you can see from the video that that guy was surrounded rather quickly by more than just a few people,” according to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Paxton said that he hoped that more churches will prepare for shootings the way West Freeway Church of Christ did.
Back in 2013, Uncle Joe was at a Facebook Town Hall sponsored by Parents Magazine. One questioner at the time named Kate asked how gun owners would be able to protect themselves if Congress passed a bill banning certain weapons and high capacity magazines.
“Kate, if you want to protect yourself get a double-barreled shotgun,” Biden said.
Biden related that he had told his wife that since they lived in a secluded area that’s wooded, he told her:
“Jill if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put [up] that double barreled shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house.”
He really said that.
“You don’t need an AR-15. Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!”
Now, for anyone who has ever fired a shotgun, it isn’t exactly the easiest weapon to use and to maintain target acquisition of, especially for most females. According to a gun shop owner in Texas, the AR-15, not a shotgun, is a better weapon of choice for home defense due to its accuracy.
“The AR-15 is now a mainstream weapon because of its quality design and accuracy,” said Jesse Bonner.
He added that smaller women could have more trouble firing a 12-gauge shotgun due to the recoil.
Probably the most ludicrous thing Biden has ever said (granted, there is a LOT of competition) was during an interview with Field and Stream magazine.
He suggested that if someone was looking to protect themselves from an intruder they should “just fire the shotgun through the door.” He added that most people “can handle a shotgun a hell of a lot better than they can a semi-automatic weapon.”
The fact that Biden is leading the field of Democrat candidates set to run against President Trump should give comfort to Trump supporters. The guy is a gaffe a minute and the more he speaks, the more clueless he appears.
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