On Wednesday, a coalition of 15 Republican attorneys general sent a letter to President Joe Biden condemning his continued attacks on the Second Amendment.
The coalition is being led by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen (R). In their letter, the attorneys general pushed back on Biden’s stance on so-called “assault weapons” — vowing to oppose his plan to target Americans’ constitutional rights.
BREAKING: Biden is planning to call for a permanent nationwide 'assault weapons' ban
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The letter questioned the president’s definition of so-called “assault weapons,” noting that Biden’s demand for Congress to ban these weapons is both “irresponsible and unconstitutional.”
The coalition was specifically responding to comments made during Biden’s recent State of the Union Address regarding “assault weapons” and semi-automatic handguns — arguing that Biden’s remarks were “astonishing” because law-abiding Americans across the U.S. currently possess over 100 million semi-automatic handguns and 45 million semi-automatic rifles.
The Republican attorneys general described Biden’s “assault weapon” designation as a “misleading label,” arguing that it is an attempt to scare the American people and criminalize law-abiding firearm owners.
“The right to keep and bear arms in self-defense guards and protects the right to life, the first and most fundamental God-given right recognized in the Declaration of Independence. And, needless to say, your repeated attempts to deprive law-abiding Americans of guns that are in common and widespread use for self-defense are patently unconstitutional,” Knudsen wrote in the letter.
The coalition went on to blast Biden for using Monterey Park hero Brandon Tsay to push his radical anti-Second Amendment agenda, pointing to Biden’s mention of Tsay during his State of the Union Address while calling for a nationwide ban on so-called “assault weapons.”
While calling for the ban, Biden said that Tsay “saved lives. It’s time we do the same as well.”
The 26-year-old has become a hero because he took down the Monterey Park mass shooter who killed 11 people after a Chinese Lunar New Year dance festival.
“Knowing how radical your proposed policy is, you attempted to assuage Americans’ legitimate concerns about self-defense by invoking the example of Brandon Tsay, a heroic young man who wrestled a firearm away from an active shooter in Monterey Park, California,” the letter read. “Your reliance on Mr. Tsay’s heroics, however, is both cynical and self-defeating.”
Biden has continually attacked the Second Amendment throughout his presidency, vice presidency, and his time as a senator — calling for bans on “assault weapons,” a term that he has never actually defined.
Let’s ban assault weapons again. pic.twitter.com/y2Yfpfuy87
— President Biden (@POTUS) February 8, 2023
His most recent calls to violate the Second Amendment came in January after several mass shootings occurred. In yet another bizarre rant, Biden claimed that there was no “social redeeming value” to owning “assault weapons” because deer do not wear “Kevlar vests.”
On multiple occasions, Biden has also attacked gun rights while implying that the government would use military aircraft in a battle with its citizens.
Biden: "For those brave right-wing Americans who say [the 2nd Amendment] is all about keeping America independent and safe, if you want to fight against the country, you need an F-15. You need something a little more than a gun."pic.twitter.com/5ar5y08AMV
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“I love my right-wing friends who’ll talk about how the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots. If you need to worry about taking on the federal government, you need some F-15s you don’t need an AR-15,” Biden said, noticeably neglecting to include the rest of the tree of liberty comment, which mentions “the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
Biden: "There is no social redeeming value [to assault weapons]… I love my right-wing friends talking about how the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots. If you want to take on the federal government, you need some f-15s. You don't need an AR-15." pic.twitter.com/b52CW3byiq
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 16, 2023