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President Joe Biden went on a rampage against legal gun owners in the wake of two mass shootings.
The president was on vacation in Nantucket when reporters approached him about the shootings at an LGBT club and a Walmart last week.
“The idea we still allow semi-automatic weapons to be purchased is sick,” Biden said. “Just sick. It has no socially redeeming value. Zero. None. Not a single solitary rationale for it except profit for the gun manufacturers.”
Another reporter went on to ask the president if he thought he could make any progress on new gun control laws when Republicans take control of the House in January, responding that he would have to take stock of votes first.
“I’m going to try,” Biden said. “I’m going to try to get rid of assault weapons.”
The president was blasted over his remarks for his overly generalized statement regarding firearms and the tens of millions of Americans who own them.
Republican Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs shredded President Joe Biden for going after a fundamental right when he spoke to reporters on a national holiday.
The representative spoke to host Carl Higbie when he crushed the president’s comments on Thanksgiving.
“How do you turn Thanksgiving holiday into an attack on the Second Amendment? Well this administration can do that at any time. This is one of their big goals,” he said.
“I was pretty upset that they would try to distract from the very special day to an attack on our rights, but that’s par for the course for the Biden administration,” the representative said.
“This notion that we’re going to go ahead and take away what we believe to be a God given inherent right in this Constitutional Republic because Joe Biden doesn’t know the difference between an automatic, a semi-auto, what he likes to call assault weapons, that’s just absolutely , it’s tyrannical in its way,” he said.
For many Americans, the rising inflation has made this Thanksgiving financially tough, to the effect of many people skipping the holiday. A survey by Personal Capital showed that many respondents believed they would not have enough cash for the holiday, while others said they would skip it, the report said.
In fact, it showed that a quarter of respondents said they would be skipping the holiday.
The survey showed that 57 percent of hosts planned to have fewer guests, 53 percent planned to make fewer dishes, 52 percent planned on asking guests to bring dishes, and 42 percent planned on asking people to pitch in financially.
Whether hosts plan to foot the bill or ask their guests to pitch in, most will need at least a rough budget to get all that food on the table. How much are Americans planning to spend this year, and have their budgets changed since 2021?
Despite inflation and job uncertainty, 52% of Americans said they plan on spending the same amount of money on this year’s Thanksgiving as they did last year. Only 33% expected to spend less this year, and 15% expected to spend more. Most Americans placed their Thanksgiving budget within $101-$200. Gen Xers were most likely to keep a tight budget of $100 or less (40%), and baby boomers were most likely to break the bank with a budget of $201 or more (20%).
But as many Americans are struggling, President Joe Biden and his family are spending the holiday at the $20 million home of billionaire David Rubenstein, a private equity tycoon in Nantucket, Massachusetts, the New York Post reported.
Joe Biden, his wife Jill, and other family members were set to fly to the upscale Massachusetts island on Air Force One later Tuesday and remain there until Sunday, the White House confirmed over the weekend. While there, the Bidens plan to stay at Rubenstein’s sprawling, $20 million waterfront home, the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror reported. Biden indicated earlier this month that the upcoming holiday season would be a prime opportunity for him to discuss running for re-election in 2024.
“My intention is that I run again,” he said. “But I’m a great respecter of fate. And this is, ultimately, a family decision. I think everybody wants me to run, but … we’re going to have discussions about it. Well, I — my guess is — I hope Jill and I get a little time to actually sneak away for a week … between Christmas and Thanksgiving. And my guess is it would be early next year we make that judgment.”