Fact-check: Biden’s Second Amendment claims

Fact-check: Biden’s Second Amendment claims

[Ed. – Yeah, not so much.  He’s reiterated his biggest whopper quite a number of times too.  Even the MSM have agreed that he’s wrong about it.]

After Attorney General Merrick Garland unveiled a series of gun control policies, which he dubbed a “crime prevention strategy,” President Biden offered a legal justification for the measures:

The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own. You couldn’t buy a cannon. … The point is that there has always been the ability to limit — rationally limit the type of weapon that can be owned and who can own it.

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It’s possible that Biden gleaned his strangely stubborn belief in the prohibition of cannons from the fraudulent book Arming America by then-Emory University Professor Michael Bellesiles, which won the Bancroft Award. … His book was later stripped of the award after scholars exposed Bellesiles as basing his anti-gun argument on forged sources.

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