Biden Called Out By Fact-Checkers Over Falsehoods During Major Gun Control Announcement

President Biden was called out by multiple fact-checkers for several falsehoods during his major announcement on gun control.

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 called Biden out for using falsehoods to push his agenda.

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Biden Called Out by the Fact-Checkers 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,” 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.”

The New York Times defines Biden’s background check claim as “exaggerated.”

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“Licensed firearms dealers are required to look up potential buyers in a background check system before a sale is approved,” they write.

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Other Fact Checks 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 notes research on the topic “found the evidence is inconclusive.”

The fact-checkers also mentioned that Biden’s claim that gun-makers are the only industry exempt from being sued over shooting incidents doesn’t hold up to scrutiny.

“They do have protections from civil lawsuits, but there are exceptions,” reports.

The Times adds that gun manufacturers can still be sued “for breaches of warranty or if a manufacturer or dealer sells a gun knowing that it would be used in a crime.”

They also point out that Big Tech famously has protections from lawsuits under Section 230.

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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