After President Joe Biden told reporters he was seeking a ban on semi-automatic weapons, the White House had to issue a correction.
On Thanksgiving, Biden made the remarks to reporters at a Nantucket fire station, The Blaze reports.
As a result of the comments, critics came out in force to condemn what they see as a massive and unprecedented infringement of the Second Amendment, especially considering that nearly all modern day firearms are semi automatic.
So, on Monday, after reporter Philip Wegmann asked if Biden made a mistake, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre walked back his comments.
In the last term, Democrats had a slim lead in the Senate but failed to pass a ban on assault weapons, but now that Republicans have taken control of the House, the task will be almost impossible.
It’s no secret that Joe Biden and his team don’t have the best relationship with the gun community. From his call for a ban on assault weapons to his comments about semi automatic guns it’s clear that Biden is out of touch with the majority of Americans when it comes to firearms. So it should come as no surprise that his latest comments about guns have set off a firestorm of criticism from gun lovers everywhere. Biden’s call for a ban on semi-automatic weapons, which are currently the most popular type of firearm in the United States just goes to show how little he knows of the subject. Not only would such a ban be an infringement on the Second Amendment, but it would also severely limit the ability of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families. This is yet another example of why Joe Biden is not fit to be our Commander-in-Chief.