President Biden was called out by multiple fact-checkers for several falsehoods during his major announcement on gun control.
Biden used specious claims to further his agenda against the Second Amendment on Thursday, announcing several executive orders to curb gun rights while pushing Congress to take even further action.
The Democrat president moved on restrictions for so-called “ghost guns,” directed the DOJ to publish suggestions for “red flag” legislation for states, and calling for lawmakers to consider legislation banning ‘assault weapons’ and ‘high-capacity’ magazines.
In what can only be described as a miracle, fact-checkers from the New York Times and Factcheck.org called Biden out for using falsehoods to push his agenda.
BIDEN: “You can go to a gun show, you can buy what you want and no background check.”
Factcheck.org ticked off three separate times President Biden engaged in “missteps” during his gun control speech.
The group references Biden’s comments on background checks first.
“Most people don’t know, you walk into a store and you buy a gun, you have a background check,” the President said. “But you go to a gun show, you can buy whatever you want and no background check.”
“That’s wrong,” Factcheck.org writes. “In fact, federal firearm dealers must run a background check on a potential buyer at a gun show using the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or a similar state system.”
Joe Biden: “But you go to a gun show, you can buy whatever you want and no background check.”
Factcheck.org addressed a couple of other misstatements from President Biden.
Biden announced that he was directing the Department of Justice to publish suggestions for “red flag” legislation for states.
“Red flag” laws allow authorities to confiscate firearms from individuals deemed a risk to themselves or others, without having been convicted of a crime.
The President alleged that states with “red flag laws” have seen reductions in suicides, but Factcheck.org notes research on the topic “found the evidence is inconclusive.”
President Biden announces four actions being taken to prevent gun violence: regulating “ghost guns,” commissioning new reports assessing illegal firearms trafficking, regulating pistol modifications, and the Justice Department modeling “red flag” laws for states to adopt. pic.twitter.com/8DtakiEpPA