Joe Biden Falsehood #16

FALSEHOOD #16: Biden falsely claimed that the Second Amendment, from the beginning, supported gun control regulations.

He said, “The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own.”

Biden made this false claim on June 23, 2021, during a White House announcement.

EXPLANATION: This is false. When the Second Amendment was first introduced, it strictly put regulations on the governments ability to prevent gun ownership. It never put regulations on gun owners themselves. It wasn’t until much later that there were Federal regulations placed on gun ownership.


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