Second Amendment Had Limits ‘from the Very Beginning’
by AWR Hawkins
During Thursday’s comments from the Rose Garden, President Joe Biden claimed the Second Amendment has had limits “from the very beginning.”
Biden said, “No amendment — no amendment to the Constitution is absolute. You can’t yell…’fire’ in a crowded movie theater and call it freedom of speech. From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning that the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons.”
Believing Second Amendment rights are limited, Biden also believes passing gun control to further restrict those rights is no infringement.
He said, “Nothing — nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment. They’re phony, arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake from what we’re talking about.”