Earlier this week, a horrific mass shooting transpired in Nashville, Tennessee at a private Christian school. The perpetrator was a transgender individual who was later subdued and shot by police in the middle of the mayhem.
In the aftermath, America is once again facing another debate about gun control, who should have access to firearms, transgenderism, and more. Naturally, the country looked to hear what the White House would have to say about all of this.
Though as par for the course for Joe Biden, it didn’t take long for him to put his foot in his mouth, as reported by the Daily Wire.
Biden Goes Off Track
On Monday, the president got his speech off to an awkward start as much of the country expected to hear from him about the Nashville shooting.
3 children were just murdered and Biden comes out and immediately begins talking about ice cream….wow. pic.twitter.com/set6EMPdJw
— Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) March 27, 2023
Biden jokingly mentioned that he’s “Jill Biden’s husband” before saying he heard chocolate chip ice cream might be in the room and that’s why he came down. Later, the president claimed he had an abundance of said ice cream in his own room.
Eventually, Biden did get around to addressing this week’s mass shooting. However, he was sure to blame the matter on “gun violence” and “assault weapons.”
Sticking to the Script
In remarks since Monday, the president declared “assault weapons” need to be banned. However, this is coming from Biden despite his apparent lack of knowledge about firearms.
In the past, Biden’s made untrue commentary about the firepower of pistols and the number of bullets that a handgun can take.
Biden, talking about "rational gun laws," says this morning that a "9 mm bullet blows the lung out of the body."
"There’s simply no rational basis for it in terms of self protection, hunting," he added, per pool report.
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) May 30, 2022
Americans are understandably disturbed by the president calling for such stringent anti-gun rules when it’s quite clear that he doesn’t really know what he’s talking about.
Nevertheless, with Republicans having the majority in the House of Representatives, it’s highly unlikely that any serious anti-Second Amendment legislation will be passed via Congress.