Want to fight government – get F-15s, Biden tells opponents — Analysis

He is pushing to ban weapons that are deemed useless for federal defense against him by the president

In a speech on gun control, President Joe Biden taunted “brave right-wing Americans,” telling them that if they want to defend themselves against the government, they’ll “need an F-15.”His critics criticized Biden, who claimed that the Taliban had done a great job against the US even without these weapons.

Biden made the promise to his supporters in Pennsylvania to end all forms of discrimination. “assault weapons,”This is a vague term used by Democrats in Congress to describe the vast majority of semi-automatic pistols and rifles sold in the United States. 

Biden mocked the claim that firearms are a last resort against government intrusion when he addressed critics about his ban.

“And for those brave, right-wing Americans who say it’s all about keeping America … independent and safe: If you want to fight against a country, you need an F-15,” Biden declared. “You need something a little more than a gun.”

Republicans responded by outrage. “The fact that Joe Biden is casually joking about employing deadly force on the citizens of the United States is the strongest argument to oppose any and all gun control,”Matthew Kolken is an attorney tweeted. “So, ‘Safer America’ means, …checks notes:  A government threatening its citizens with F-15s,” journalist Margot Cleveland quipped.

Others pointed out that, despite the US military’s massive firepower advantage, and the tens of billions of dollars it spent equipping the Afghan army, the Taliban managed to seize control of Afghanistan last year with little more than light arms and explosives.

Biden’s words echoed those of Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-California), who in 2018 warned opponents of his proposed mandatory gun buyback scheme that any “war”Gun owners and the government “would be a short war,”As “the government has nukes.”

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