Our nation has been thrown again to the wolves of the Second Amendment debate, at a time in which our national division is already at an all-time high.
This, thanks to the political responses we’ve begun to see in the aftermath of an elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Our two parties tend to have a habit of pointing fingers at one another on this particular subject, and with each passing atrocity the tension increases.
Just a day after the shooting, it appeared as though President Biden’s narrative had already begun to emerge, with the Commander in Chief focusing largely on the weapon used in the massacre.
President Joe Biden suggested Thursday that Americans were purchasing guns like AR-15s for the sake of killing people.
“What in God’s name do you need an assault weapon for except to kill someone?” he asked during his speech reacting to the school shooting in Texas.Trending:
The president repeated his talking point that owners of “assault” weapons like an AR-15 did not need them for hunting unless the deer were wearing “Kevlar” body armor.
“It’s just sick,” Biden concluded.
Biden has had a number of odd gaffes lately, and the White House made sure to reiterate the President’s message, as to eliminate any confusion about the suggestion.
On Wednesday, the White House repeated Biden’s talking point on social media, suggesting it was not an off-the-cuff remark.
The argument will almost certainly be refuted by those on the right side of the aisle, who’ve long argued that the weapon itself is not responsible for the actions of the user.