While visiting Pennsylvania on Tuesday, President Joe Biden declared that the military will exterminate “brave right wing Americans” who assert that the Second Amendment was created to fight back against an oppressive government.
Speaking in Wilkes-Barre, Biden advocated for national police force strengthening and gun regulation. Invoking the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Biden pressed for a nationwide ban on so-called “assault weapons” and attacked Republicans during his address.
“Like other liberties, the rights conferred by the Second Amendment are not boundless,” Justice Scalia famously wrote, according to Biden, who described him as one of the most conservative judges in history. Currently, they are not limitless.
“If you want to fight against the country, you need an F-15. You can’t just go out and purchase an automatic rifle or a cannon, especially for those heroic right-wing Americans who claim it’s all about keeping America independent and safe. You require a little more than just a rifle.”
No, Biden said, “I’m not kidding. Consider this. Consider the justification we gave for doing this. And toward whom are they firing? Firing at the folks behind me.”
Supporters of Biden, including numerous law enforcement officials, were gathered behind him.
Similar remarks were made by Biden in June 2021, when he asserted that the Second Amendment was not absolute.
“Those who claim that the blood of libs is the blood of patriots, and who talk about how we must act to overthrow the government. Well, the blood of patriots is not used to water the tree of liberty. What’s occurred is that there have never been; if you wanted or thought you needed weapons to fight the government, you would need F-15s and perhaps some nuclear weapons.”
Shortly after a mass shooter in Uvalde, Texas, killed 19 children and two teachers, Biden urged Congress to enact a ban on “assault rifles and large capacity magazines.” Assuring the public that “this is not about taking away anyone’s weapons” or “vilifying gun owners,” Biden made this claim.
According to Biden, “The Second Amendment, like all other liberties, is not absolute.”