‘Disarming you is the point’: Tucker slams Biden’s gun control speech

By Harold Hutchison

Tucker Carlson criticized President Joe Biden’s speech on gun control on his Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Thursday, saying the president’s agenda was to disarm Americans.

“This is about saving the children, Joe Biden just told us, but how many lives would this new law save?” Carlson asked during the opening of his show.

“Well, we know the answer. Zero. Not one,” Carlson added. “We know that because there’s precisely no evidence at all and never has been that larger magazines somehow inspire mass shootings. But of course saving lives is not the point of this. Disarming you is the point.”

Biden proposed a series of gun control measures during his Thursday speech in response to mass shootings in Buffalo, Tulsa and Uvalde, including a ban on so-called assault weapons, repeal of a law protecting firearms manufacturers from certain liability claims, expanded background checks and “red flag” laws.

Carlson described owners of high-capacity magazines as “normal people” and referenced Biden’s son Hunter’s purchase of a firearm, claiming that the younger Biden was not prosecuted for allegedly violating federal gun laws.

“There is a tremendous amount of misinformation surrounding the issue of so-called ‘assault weapons,’” the National Shooting Sports Foundation said in a fact sheet, which goes on to say that the differences between “assault weapons” and other firearms are superficial.

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11 thoughts on “‘Disarming you is the point’: Tucker slams Biden’s gun control speech

  1. Spotted these great quotes from an Op=Ed today. Spot on.

    “If a Martian landed on Earth and wanted to quickly determine how dangerous an area was, all he would need is a quick review of local gun laws: the stricter the gun laws, the more gun violence there will be. It is almost as absolute as the law of gravity.
    How, then, can it be “common sense” to adopt the policies that have made Chicago; Washington, D.C.; and Detroit human target galleries? Democrats argue you have blood on your hands unless you join them in making all of America into the violence-free paradise that is Chicago. It is absurd nonsense….. The dramatic rise of stark violence, including mass shootings, is a deadly serious issue that calls for sober and thoughtful discussion and analysis, based on facts, evidence, and history. It is time to demand accountability for enacting serious policy proposals that have a track record of actual effectiveness rather than scoring partisan talking points atop the pile of victims…..Democrats and the establishment media have pushed defunding the police for several years now. The result has been a sobering spike in violent crime. Left-wing D.A.s routinely offer low-bail or no-bail bonds for violent criminals, who go on to commit more violence. Police are often fearful of being accused of racism — by the left and the media — if they act on credible warnings of serious and deviant threats before the disturbed person attacks. This is a big part of why we find that so many of these killers had been on the radar of law enforcement for months or even years without any preventive action….Left-wing Democrat policies have made our society deadly dangerous. “

  2. I am writing this on beautiful Vermont Sunday morning before heading to church. My thoughts are going in the direction of “as you sow , so shall you reap”. Can we really flood our country with guns designed for the purpose of killing as many people as quickly as possible and with few restrictions and not expect mass shootings?

    The other thought going through my mind is the phrase ” with great power comes great responsibility”. These weapons with high capacity give an individual a tremendous amount of destructive power. What kind of limits and what degree of demonstrated responsibility should go with this power that can when improperly used caused so much damage to others?

    • The first logical fallacy:
      …is your failure to recognize that our country has been ‘flooded’ with guns since its inception, not ‘…for the purpose of killing as many people as quickly as possible and with few restrictions’, but for the purpose of defending ourselves from those with that intent.

      The second logical fallacy:
      … is “What kind of limits and what degree of demonstrated responsibility should go with this power that can when improperly used cause so much damage to others?”

      It’s not that you, Mr. Freitag, should stand in judgment of others in this regard. You are entitled to your opinion and to act accordingly. But until you will accept responsibility for the results of limiting the rights of others to defend themselves to whatever degree they see fit, your sentiment wreaks with hypocrisy.

    • With due respect, your quote from Galatians 6:7 is taken out of context. Here is the full text of that verse: “God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” Gal 6:7 niv. In his letter to the Galatians, Paul was writing to the Galatian church because the truth of free salvation through belief in Christ was being distorted by “Judaizers” who insisted that salvation could not come to anyone unless they first converted to Judaism and followed Mosaic law. Paul is referring to the choices that are made by an individual.

      We are not “flooding our country with guns…” as you allege. We live in a fallen world. Evil exists and is manifested in many ways. It is the individual that chooses to take innocent lives that must be held accountable and will be divinely judged accordingly, not the gun, knife, car, baseball bat or any other tool of choice.

      God spoke through the prophet Jeremiah, “But everyone shall die for his own iniquity. Each man who eats sour grapes, his teeth shall be set on edge”. Jeremiah 31:3.

  3. Joe Biden, like most Liberals, have no real clue what they are doing or saying…they just blow with the wind & do whatever sounds good and politically expedient for themselves. Biden knows the truth (but he forgot!), because he has said it already. It’s just that now he is so cognitevely impaired, he has lost ability to logic and reason. READ THIS:

    “On July 9, 1985, during debate over the Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA), Senate Judiciary Committee member Joe Biden (D-DE) sided with the NRA and argued criminals can get guns “with or without gun control.”

    He added, “During my 12 and a half years as a member of this body, I have never believed that additional gun control or federal registration of guns would reduce crime. I am convinced that a criminal who wants a firearm can get one through illegal, nontraceable, unregistered sources, with or without gun control.”

  4. If we’re gonna hold gun manufacturers liable for stuff, shouldn’t we hold pharmaceuticals, medical professionals and politicians responsible and liable for mrna injection deaths and adverse related effects?

  5. These are the same nazi talking points the leftist keep pulling out of the drawer.. A
    government that looks to disarm you is a government that’s decided you are the
    enemy. While we send 60 Billion to a country we have no business aligning with or
    building bio labs in for them to arm up (their now selling the javelins on the black market) the potato head seeks to disarm you by making practically most guns illegal and
    for those that still have them red flag laws which government slugs can decide on a whim are illegal or you to own it. This is looking like a government sponsored killing more and more to deflect from the potato heads failures and get their gun grab in.

  6. The Supreme Court’s decision in Mc Donald vs Chicago.

    McDonald v Chicago 2010 is a landmark Supreme Court case that is important to understand. In its most basic form, the decision dismisses the proposition that a State (e.g., NY, IL, CT) or lower government (e.g., Chicago) can supersede or ignore the rights guaranteed in the Constitution, specifically the Second Amendment.

    “None of the Court’s precedents forecloses the Court’s interpretation. Neither United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U. S. 542 , nor Presser v. Illinois, 116 U. S. 252 , refutes the individual-rights interpretation. United States v. Miller, 307 U. S. 174 , does not limit the right to keep and bear arms to militia purposes, but rather limits the type of weapon to which the right applies to those used by the militia, i.e., those in common use for lawful purposes.”

    This ruling clarifies the principle that Americans can keep and bear arms that are equivalent to those in common use by the National Guard, which the court considers an example of a “well regulated militia.” We have a RIGHT to the SAME arms and accessories issued to the National Guard that they use in defense of the United States.

    The National Guard’s rifle of issue (and rifle in common use) is the 5.56 x 45mm (.223) M16A2 a lightweight, air-cooled, gas-operated, magazine-fed, shoulder or hip-fired weapon designed for either automatic fire (3-round bursts) or semiautomatic fire (single shot) through the use of a selector lever and has a magazine capacity of 30 rounds. Civilians can only own (except with the purchase of a special tax stamp from BATFE) the semiautomatic version called the M15 or AR15 not the M16 military rifle version.

    Which means that any law banning the AR15 and its ammo and magazines is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. If the National Guard can have it we can have it.

  7. They want to have gun control any way they can. It’s not the guns that kill, it’s the people behind the trigger. Social media, video games, and the internet are what causing all the maniac actions that we are now experiencing in todays society. There’s no discipline and no accountability.
    Before you try to diagnose the problem, many should just look in the mirror.

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