Joe Biden Falsehood #12

FALSEHOOD #12: Biden falsely claimed that you weren’t allowed to own a cannon during the Revolutionary War.

Biden made this false claim on April 11, 2022, during a press conference.

EXPLANATION: This is false. When the Second Amendment was first passed, there were no limits on ownership of cannons. It wasn’t until much later that there were Federal regulations placed on gun ownership.


Reyes, Y. (2022, April 12). Joe Biden recycles false claim that the Second Amendment limited gun ownership. Politifact. Retrieved December 14, 2022, from

Gore, D. A. (2022, February 7). Biden repeats false claims at gun violence meeting. Retrieved December 14, 2022, from

Harsanyi, D. (2022, February 3). Sorry, Mr. President, but Americans could always buy cannons. National Review. Retrieved December 14, 2022, from

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