“Common sense facts are these assault weapons are unnecessary and dangerous weapons that put our law enforcement personnel at risk,” Biden said. “You guys know a lot of departments around the country. I’ve been working with the police agencies for 35 years. I am going to say something outrageous: You’ve had no better friend over the last 35 years than me.”
Aside from the fact that assault weapons are not unnecessary or dangerous, Mr. Biden wants us to believe that he has made the jobs of law enforcement officers easier for the past one-third of a century. This is ridiculous pis-posh. By banning assault weapons and working to reduce the number of law-abiding citizens eligible to possess a firearm, Mr. Biden has actually made the job of law enforcement more difficult.
Empirical facts and hard data tell us that states with “shall issue,” carry and concealed laws have less crime – conversely those states and urban population centers with strict gun controls laws have more crime – thus making the lives of law enforcement much more difficult and dangerous.
Joe Biden never let a good fact get in the way of an even better soundbite.