(PatrioticPost.com)- Claim: During the signing ceremony for police reforms on Wednesday, President Joe Biden once again reiterated his claim that the Second Amendment did not enable early Americans to purchase cannons.
When Joe Biden previously stated that the acquisition of cannons was barred under the Second Amendment, The Washington Post rated his statement as “false” and awarded him four Pinocchios.
Biden had made the same assertion, saying that the Second Amendment prohibited individuals from purchasing cannons.
The know-nothing President said that “from the very beginning, the Second Amendment didn’t say you can own any gun you want, big as you want. You couldn’t buy a cannon, in fact, when the Second Amendment passed.
Biden frequently emphasizes his conviction that the Second Amendment is not “absolute” when he makes this argument, and he supports measures for gun regulation by declaring, “This doesn’t violate anybody’s Second Amendment right. There has been no infringement on the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment.”
The president stated that a ban on so-called “assault weapons” would “not have a detrimental impact on the Second Amendment.”
And he also, again, referenced the acquisition of cannons.
Julie Anne Sweet, head of military studies at Baylor University, replied to Biden’s assertion by telling PolitiFact that it seems exceedingly improbable that there were limits on the private ownership of cannons.
Often critics will cite the available gun technology when the constitution was written. They often describe the single shot musket which was “extremely inaccurate.”
Michael Moore is obsessed with “bullets” as a component of his anti-gun argument, which were not developed until the 19th century. He says this as if “bore” was not lethal. He is as incorrect as Biden.
Brown Bess Muskets were issued as regular issue to members of the British Army about the middle of the 18th century. The capabilities of the weapon, as well as its expected performance, have been evaluated via the use of computer modeling and range experiments conducted using a technical replica of the Brown Bess. According to the findings of the study, the Brown Bess musket was an effective killing tool at the ranges at which the enemy was typically engaged. Even if bone was struck, a single shot fired at a distance of 150 yards had the potential to pierce at least two troops. The shot was able to readily penetrate the armour of the day, which consisted of shields made of wood, leather, and occasionally steel, and layers of clothes made of wool. It was discovered that the shot easily bent when it made contact with metal targets. When shot horizontally, the weapon had a range of 202 meters, although its maximum range was around 1200 meters.
One might even say that these were very lethal “hand cannons.”