WaPo gives Biden four ‘Pinocchios’ for saying Second Amendment bans cannon ownership

WaPo gives Biden four ‘Pinocchios’ for saying Second Amendment bans cannon ownership
Four Pinocchios (Image: Washington Post)

[Ed. – If the Post forced itself, it could come up with a lot more four-Pinocchio statements from Biden than this.]

“And I might add: 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,” Biden said during a speech on gun violence in America last week.

The Post, citing experts on the Second Amendment and historical documents, reported Biden’s assertion about cannons relative to the right to bear and keep arms in the United States is demonstrably false.

“Everything in that statement is wrong,” David Kopel, research director and Second Amendment project director at the Independence Institute, told the Post, adding that after the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791, “there were no federal laws about the type of gun you could own, and no states limited the kind of gun you could own.”

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