Jonathan Turley Accuses Biden of Spreading ‘Disinformation’ on Second Amendment

Liberal legal scholar Jonathan Turley has called out Democrat President Joe Biden for spreading “disinformation” about the Second Amendment.

Speaking during an appearence on Fox News, Turley accused Biden of lying to the American people about their constitutional rights in an effort to push the Democrats’ gun control agenda.

Biden falsely claimed: “The Second Amendment was never absolute.

“You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed and you couldn’t go out and purchase a lot of weapons.”

A Fox News host asked Turley:

“You wrote in your op-ed that, as a practical matter, that this may not actually save lives to the level which advocates believe it would.

“Let’s go to what you wrote here: ‘Politicians do not want to admit that no legislative measure is likely to stop such massacres by loners like the Texas gunman. He likely could have killed the same number of victims with a semi-automatic handgun. Those are questions that will be asked by courts in any challenge to a ban pursued by the Biden Administration.’


Turley said: “Right.

“There’s a real chilling effect on people talking about the facts of gun control.

“You know, people want to suggest that you can simply legislate away gun violence.”

“That’s not going to happen,” asserted Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School.

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“There’s 400 million weapons in this country, 15 million of which are estimated to be AR-15s.

“But it also is a fact that when we banned assault weapons for that earlier period there was not an appreciable decrease in gun violence associated with it.

“So we can have what the President calls a common sense discussion, but we need to be able to deal with it on a factual rather than purely rhetorical way.

“And it’s got to start with the President. Today he repeated a clearly false statement about the history of the Second Amendment.

“Many of us have repeatedly said that his statement that you could not own a cannon or other weapons when the Second Amendment was ratified is untrue.

“Even The Washington Post admitted it’s untrue and yet the president keeps on repeating that as a defense for his call for gun control.

“He’s undermining his own case by repeating what is ironically disinformation,” he said.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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