(TheCoservativeNews.org) – In Thursday’s White House press briefing, Karine Jean-Pierre was asked, “what does the president believe, at this point, is the purpose of the Second Amendment?”
Unsurprisingly, Jean-Pierre couldn’t offer a specific answer as to what President Biden — sworn to uphold the Constitution — believed the purpose of the 27-word Second Amendment to be.
“What he is calling for is common-sense gun reform. That’s it,” Jean-Pierre claimed. “He’s calling for common-sense gun reform to make sure that if you go to a church, you go to an elementary school, you go to a grocery store that you’re not gunned down,” Jean-Pierre added. “We’re not talking about the Second Amendment or doing anything to get rid of the Second Amendment,” she said.
However, President Biden is, and has long, talked about the Second Amendment. Even this week in response to the tragedy in Uvalde. He declared that the amendment “is not absolute.”
“As a nation, we must all be there for them. Everyone. And we must ask when in God’s name will we do what needs to be done to if not completely stop, fundamentally change the amount of the carnage that goes on in this country,” Biden said. “I’m sick and tired. I’m just sick and tired of what’s going on and continues to go on.”
Biden went on to talk about gun reform.
“While they clearly will not prevent every tragedy, we know certain ones will have significant impact and have no negative impact on the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment is not absolute. When it was passed you couldn’t own a cannon, you couldn’t own certain kinds of weapons. There’s always been limitations. These actions we’ve taken before, they save lives and they can do it again. The idea that an 18-year-old can walk into a store and buy weapons of war designed and marketed to kill is I think just wrong. It just violates common sense.”
During Thursday’s press conference Jean-Pierre also repeated Biden’s pleas for Congress to act on gun legislation, but said the White House was leaving “the mechanics” to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. “We want to see action,” Jean-Pierre added, but that urgency is not something that’s apparently felt by Schumer.
The legislation at issue was previously passed by Democrats in the House to be considered in the Senate, but Schumer apparently realized he was up against the long Memorial Day weekend and a week out of session for the senate and so he pushed out his plans for votes until after he and his fellow Democrats could enjoy some time away from Washington with their families.