June 06, 2020
By Firearms News Staff
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today reacted to Democrat Joe Biden’s challenge that President Donald Trump should “open the U.S. Constitution” to find the First Amendment by suggesting the former Vice President is the one who needs a refresher on constitutional rights.
“If Joe Biden would open the Constitution,” CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb said, “he would find the Second Amendment. It’s obvious President Trump has already read the Second Amendment, and that Biden and his Democrats wish it didn’t exist.”
Biden has boasted on the campaign trail he would come after citizens’ firearms. He promised to put extremist anti-gunner Beto O’Rourke in charge of his administration’s gun control policies. He wants to ban whole classes of firearms and turn a fundament right into a government-regulated privilege, Gottlieb explained.
“Donald Trump takes an opportunity during nearly every public appearance to declare his loyalty, not just his ‘support,’ to the Second Amendment,” Gottlieb stated. “And what has Joe Biden done? He’ been traveling the country bragging about how he wrote the Brady gun control law, and how he would take on the so-called gun lobby and push for radical restrictions on law-abiding gun owners.
“It is clear to us that Donald Trump knows the First Amendment protects the right of people to peaceably assemble,” he continued. “But unlike Biden, the president understands that the First Amendment does not protect looting, vandalism, arson and felony assault disguised as legitimate protest. President Trump hasn’t been contributing to a bail fund project to get these criminals out of jail, as have members of Biden’s campaign staff, while Biden, himself, would like to see these people released without bail.
“Just whose side is Joe Biden on,” Gottlieb wondered. “He would release rioters from jail while allowing Beto O’Rourke to put gun owners behind bars for simply exercising their Second Amendment rights rather than turn in their firearms. It’s clear the president knows the difference between Rights and wrongs while Biden, as with everything else he does, seems confused.”