Three Lies From Biden’s ‘Ghost Gun’ Event

Biden’s claim here seems to be that his previous work to limit firearm ownership was a success, and that claim would be false. “The law that barred the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004 made little difference,” Lois Beckett reported for The New York Times years ago:

It turns out that big, scary military rifles don’t kill the vast majority of the 11,000 Americans murdered with guns each year. Little handguns do.

In 2012, only 322 people were murdered with any kind of rifle, F.B.I. data shows.


“Should it be renewed, the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement,” a Department of Justice-funded evaluation concluded.

In conclusion, Biden’s “ghost gun” event was more of the same from Democrats who lean on scare tactics and made up, scary terms to push their anti-2A agenda. As usual, their arguments against the Second Amendment are not based in fact, but in feelings and fear.

Democrat attempts to push their ghost gun fear-mongering in the past have have been rebutted by Republicans, including Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). He pointed out in a Senate hearing on the topic that “ghost guns” are nothing more than homemade firearms that aren’t any more dangerous than other firearms and are treated the same as any other firearm under the law: