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Joe Biden is a liar. This is obvious to most of us, but the Left and the media pretend he is someone to be trusted. But shockingly, the fact checkers at the Washington Post decided to do the right thing in regard to a weird, delusional statement the President* made about the Second Amendment.

“And I might add: 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 said during a speech on gun control. “You couldn’t buy a cannon!” Unfortunately, this is a lie.

“Everything in that statement is wrong,” says David Kopel, research director and Second Amendment project director at the Independence Institute. Koppel points out that at the point when the Second Amendment came into existence,  “there were no federal laws about the type of gun you could own, and no states limited the kind of gun you could own.”

Like all constitutional rights, there are limits. You can’t own a bazooka just like you can’t shout “fire” in a crowded movie theater. But at that point, there wasn’t any sort of regulation like that. WaPo face checker Glenn Kessler says that Biden’s lie discredits his own arguments for gun control. “Some readers might think this is a relatively inconsequential flub. But we disagree,” he says. 

“Every U.S. president has a responsibility to get American history correct, especially when he’s using a supposed history lesson in service of a political objective,” Kessler adds. “The president’s push for more gun restrictions is an important part of his political platform, so he undercuts his cause when he cites faux facts.”

During the speech, Biden also threatened to send F-15s after gun owners who might one day choose to take up arms to protect their liberties. “What’s happened is that there have never been — if you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons,” Biden told the crowd.

Joe Biden is a delusional shell of a man whose brain functions are quickly shutting down, but let’s not forget that he was a liar long before this. Watch his speech below: