The Instagram Post By The White House About Ban On Guns Gets Massively Criticized
The White House posted a graphic on Instagram that said “Ban Assault Wpeaons” with a caption that said, “It’s time for Congress to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”
Within a few hours of posting, there were more than 4,000 comments on the post. And, they weren’t the comments the White House was expecting.
“Tyranny against the constitution of the United States,” said one user. “Do something to improve mental health. Guns don’t go off unless someone pulls the trigger,” commented another. “Take a portion of the money being sent to Ukraine and secure the schools,” someone suggested. “How about you ban yourselves,” quipped another.
“What about ‘shall not be infringed’ do you people not understand,” commented one user. “Define assault weapon,” said another, pointing to the Biden administration’s use of buzzwords rather than practical terms to explain its position. “Come and take them,” said another user. “This is empty, cynical rhetoric. The Biden regime knows this won’t pass Congress,” noted another reply. “Nobody should fall for this garbage.”
Other users called out President Biden and his hypocrisy on the issue.
“Says the guy who armed the Taliban and released an arms dealer,” someone noted. “The dude was vice president during F&F lol supplying the cartels with countless firearms,” reminded one user. “I lost all my guns in a boating accident,” replied another. “Ban presidents who can’t ride a bike,” joked one commenter.
You would be hard-pressed to find a comment that was in support of the weapons ban.
Townhall fact-checked Biden’s claim that the previous ban on “assault weapons” worked and saved lives:
CLAIM: “We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again. I got that done when I was a senator. It passed. It was law for the longest time, and it brought down these mass killings. We should do it again.”
TRUTH: A 2004 Department of Justice-funded study from the University of Pennsylvania Center of Criminology concluded the ban cannot be credited with a decrease in violence carried out with firearms. The report is titled “An Updated Assessment of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban: Impacts on Gun Markets and Gun Violence, 1994-2003.”
RATING: Biden’s claim that the Clinton-era ban on modern sporting rifles “brought down mass killings” is FALSE.
After the horrific shooting in Nashville, Tennessee that killed three children and three adults, Biden called for action.
“We have to do more to stop gun violence. It’s ripping our communities apart,” Biden said at the White House. “I call on Congress again to pass my assault weapons ban.”
“How many more children have to be murdered before Republicans in Congress will step up and act to pass the assault weapons ban, to close loopholes in our background check system or to require the safe storage of guns?” White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters before Biden spoke.
The shooter was a 28-year-old woman who identified as a male. She had with her two semi-automatic rifles and a handgun, police said initially. But later, police said she actually had one semi-automatic rifle and two handguns on her person.