Is That a Threat? Biden Says Pro-Gun Americans Would 'Need an F-15' To Take On the Government

Brittany M. Hughes | August 31, 2022
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President Joe Biden appeared to once again threaten with military force those Americans who want to retain their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves from a tyrannical government, telling them they’ll “need an F-15” if they plan to defeat their armed government.

“For those brave right-wing Americans who say [the Second Amendment] is about keeping America safe and independent: if you want to fight against the country, you need an F-15. You need something little more than a gun," Biden said during remarks in Pennsylvania Tuesday, where he called for tighter gun control.

Biden also stated during his speech that an AR-15 shoots a bullet that "travels five times faster than any other gun," which is wildly - and quite provably - untrue.

It’s not the first time Biden has mocked pro-gun Americans who believe an armed citizenry is the best stopgap against a tyrannical government, or seemed to threaten them with greater military force.

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In January of 2021, he said that in order to fight against the United States government, you “need an F-15, and maybe some nukes.”

“The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own. You couldn’t buy a cannon,” Biden erroneously stated at the time (given that early Americans could, -and did, in fact – own cannons).

“Those who say the blood of lib- — ‘the blood of patriots,’ you know, and all the stuff about how we’re going to have to move against the government. Well, the tree of liberty is not watered with the blood of patriots. What’s happened is that there have never been — if you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons,” he continued.