During his speech in Pennsylvania on Wednesday President Biden criticized supporters of the Second Amendment. As part of his “Safer America” campaign, he is trying to deter crime and empower law enforcement. While his policies are the main point of his speeches on this, Biden did not hesitate to attack Republicans who are opposing the call for extra gun control.
Specifically, he said to those who support the Second Amendment, that the right to self-defense is over a foreign enemy or tyrannical government, but in order to keep America safe, an AR-15 is not enough. Instead, they would need an F-15 or something more powerful than a gun.
Social Media users have however pointed out that these comments are inappropriate especially considering the unorganized withdrawal from Afghanistan which allowed many weapons, including F-15s to be taken by the Taliban Forces.
Senior digital strategist Greg Price was one of the people who pointed this fact out, but he was not the only one.
Reload Founder Stephen Gutowski also noted that it was due to the President’s decisions that F-15s were left to the Taliban and that Afghanistan was surrendered to them.
The Federalist senior legal correspondent Margot Cleveland also took to Twitter to make a comment regarding how a “Safer America” appears to mean “A government threatening its citizens with F-15s.”
The president has been saying this for years but it’s less and less congruent with how even his own administration has played out. How many F-15s did the Taliban have when Biden decided to surrender Afghanistan to them? https://t.co/2wK1idyQyS
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) August 30, 2022
Outside of this incident, Biden has maintained his efforts to “ban assault weapons” in an effort of combating the crime rates. He also said during his speech that the amendment is “not absolute.”
So, “Safer America” means, …checks notes: A government threatening its citizens with F-15s. https://t.co/9gBHvYWDUk
— Margot Cleveland (@ProfMJCleveland) August 30, 2022