Biden: “Nothing I’m About To Recommend In Any Way Impinges On The 2nd Amendment– No Amendment To The Constitution Is Absolute”

[Image: Joe Biden-- White House YouTube video screenshot.]

Joe Biden delivered remarks Thursday alongside VP Kamala Harris and AG Merrick Garland, announcing new executive actions on gun control and called on Congress to go even further at the White House, claiming gun violence in the U.S. is an “international embarrassment.”

Biden, however, alleged that none of the orders he put forward violated the Second Amendment. “Today we’re not just taking steps to confront the gun crisis, but what is actually a public health crisis. Nothing, nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the second amendment. They’re phony arguments– suggesting these are Second Amendment rights at stake what we’re talking about, ” he asserted.

“But no amendment to the Constitution is absolute. You can’t yell ‘fire in a crowded movie theater’ and call it freedom of speech. From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own,” Biden claimed.

“From the very beginning, the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons. So the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution. Gun violence in this county is an epidemic. Let me say it again: Gun violence in this county is an epidemic, and it’s an international embarrassment,” he opined.

Biden’s orders will revamp federal policy surrounding so-called ghost-guns, which are self-assembled firearms. He also redesignated pistols with stabilizing braces to be classified as short-barreled rifles.

He said that his executive actions were not enough, however, and called on Congress to pass a suite of gun control bills. These include banning assault weapons, allowing gun manufacturers to be sued for crimes committed with their products, requiring background checks for purchases at gun shows, and reauthorizing Biden’s Violence Against Women Act, Daily Caller reported. Video Below

Joe Biden’s remarks in part:

Biden’s comments quickly came under fire from some conservatives, who accused him both of lying about existing background check laws and emphasizing the wrong kind of gun violence, Daily Caller noted.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki quickly tried to cover for Biden’s false claims on Thursday:

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