Americans certainly tolerate a whole lot of hyperbole from their politicians, especially now that we spend an inordinate amount of time treating politics as entertainment, thanks to the mainstream media.
But there are certain situations and certain elected officials that we mustn’t allow too far off-the-rails, as they simply wield too much power to be as ostensibly lost as they are.
This week, it was President Joe Biden who strayed from the path of the sane, taking a hard stance against an extremely common firearm in the wake of a Texas elementary school massacre.
The president made the remarks outside the White House after returning from a visit to the site of a mass shooting in Texas where 21 people, including 19 elementary school children, were killed last week.
“They said a .22-caliber bullet will lodge in the lung, and we can probably get it out — may be able to get it and save the life. A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body,” Biden said.
Then came a whopper of a comment.
“So, the idea of these high-caliber weapons is, uh, there’s simply no rational basis for it in terms of self-protection, hunting,” Biden added. “Remember, the Constitution was never absolute.”
The comment came just days after Vice President Kamala Harris suggests that an “assault weapon” ban could be on the docket for Democrats, igniting a firestorm of controversy regarding the administration’s hopes of quashing the right to bear arms.