(FreedomBeacon.com)- President Joe Biden decided to use the fourth anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida as a way to promote his gun control agenda.
This isn’t entirely surprising. Democrats have an unseemly habit of standing on the bodies of the dead to promote their agenda.
In a statement released on Monday, Biden waxed on about the Parkland families having to “bury a piece of their soul, deep in the earth,” and tossed in words like “mourn” and “pray.” Then he got to the heart of the matter. He praised the gun control groups whom he claims are “louder than the voices of gun manufacturers and the National Rifle Association” – as if the only ones who support the Second Amendment are gun manufacturers and the NRA.
But this is a common tactic for anti-gun demagogues like Joe Biden. His side is always made up of ordinary Americans and his enemy’s side is made up of lobbyists and cigar-smoking manufacturers.
He also divided gun owners into two groups. The ones that agree with him are “responsible gun owners” leaving those who don’t agree in the “irresponsible” camp that refuses to stand up to “gun manufacturers and the National Rifle Association.”
Joe Biden loves to divide Americans, so this is hardly surprising.
Then old Joe got to the nub of it.
He stood on the bodies of the dead and demanded Congress “do much more” by passing gun control measures like “banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines” and so-called “universal” background checks.
Biden wrapped up his statement by pointing out that while we can never bring back the dead, we can still use them to promote the Democrat Party’s gun-grabbing agenda.
Okay, he didn’t put it quite like that.
Instead, he said, “we come together to fulfill the first responsibility of our government and our democracy: to keep each other safe.”
Of course, that isn’t the first responsibility of the government. Protecting and defending the Constitution is — the same Constitution that guarantees the right of Americans to protect themselves.