Biden Tells Pastors And Nuns To Preach Sermons Gun Control Is Moral
The First Amendment promises religions that they’ll be free from government coercion and interference in their faiths. That hasn’t stopped Vice President Joe Biden, though, from offering advice to representatives of America’s major (and minor faiths), telling them what they should teach and preach to their parishioners. According to Joe, it’s their moral responsibility to support gun control.
On Monday, Biden had a two-and-a-half hour long meeting with leaders from various religious communities, including Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Sikhs. All of them were enthusiastically pro-gun control which meant that Chief Pastor Biden was already speaking to the faithful.
Four participants spoke to AP after the meeting. According to them, Biden acknowledged that gun control would have to be set aside until the immigration debate had wrapped up. Only then would there be a chance “to refocus on this [gun control].”
Interestingly, Biden appears to have cut law-abiding gun owners entirely out of a “national debate” that will affect them quite directly. Biden also seems unaware that the President’s own Justice Department, relying on numbers from its own Bureau of Statistics has published a report that reveals the single biggest way to reduce gun violence: have more law-abiding citizens own guns. Funnily enough, when you shift the balance so that the good guys are better armed than the bad guys, the bad guys slink away.
Joe’s optimism couldn’t hide the fact that meeting attendees weren’t quite as cheerful as he was. Even though Biden thought that those Senators who wouldn’t join Reid on background checkswere going to be picked off in the next round of elections, some of the participants questioned the likelihood of prevailing in the future.
The attendees also weren’t impressed by the administration’s claim that gun control has strong support (perhaps because the claim is false). Some were even worried that background checks could lead to a national gun registry or that mental health provisions could be abused. (If they’d read Mr. Conservative, they would know that mental health provisions are already being abused, with psychiatrists getting paid bounties to help grab guns from veterans.)
Near the end of the meeting, Biden told the gathered faithful that the NRA and other Second Amendment groups are lying, and that it was up to the religious representatives to counter those lies. (We wonder whether Biden is planning to assert that the Department of Justice report is also a lie.) Biden wrapped up the report by advising the assembled religious representatives that it was their religious responsibility to tell their parishioners that gun control is a moral duty.
We have just a few words for Vice President Biden:
First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
The oath of office that Vice President Biden has taken as both a Senator and as Vice President:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.