President Joe Biden has a firearms problem that dwarfs the federal accusations that his son Hunter Biden is facing in court.
The unexpected terror assaults on Israel by Hamas were made possible in part by US armaments left behind in Afghanistan by the Biden administration. Those weapons have made their way to another battleground. Images of Hamas terrorists storming through Israeli villages were shocking.
Israel’s Ambassador to the United States has just told the media that there are dozens of American citizens among the hostages taken by Hamas, who are now in Gaza.
American hostages are now in Gaza, as Israel bombards the area trying to destroy the Hamas terrorist… pic.twitter.com/qrBsN9tGx7
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) October 8, 2023
Some photographs appeared to show Hamas terrorists armed with military weapons made in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of tiny weaponry abandoned by Taliban militants in 2021 were transferred to Hamas terrorists and used to murder innocent men, women, and children.
President Biden has been myopically bent on depriving law-abiding Americans of their gun rights. Meanwhile, his failing policies, along with diplomatic blunders, are proving fatal.
Scenes that stop the heart. Heavily armed Hamas terrorists are going door to door in Kibbutz Be’eri looking for Israelis.#طوفان_الأقصى #طوفان_القدس #Israel #Palestine #IsraelPalestineWar #Israel_under_attack #hamasattack #Hammas pic.twitter.com/KQR3dZWmAw
— Sandeep Goyat🤙 (@Goyatshab7) October 8, 2023
President Biden has relinquished his authority to wag his finger at the firearm industry from Rose Garden podiums. His statements about the firearms industry being involved in illicit international arms smuggling with Mexican narco-terrorists were always false. However, the entire globe can now see.
The president who gave the gun control industry an office in the White House is also America’s largest criminal armaments trafficker. His lethal errors have cost American lives as well as the lives of hundreds of America’s closest allies in the Middle East while strengthening terrorists who shout “Death to America.”
President Biden withdrew the last US military from Afghanistan just over two years ago. Taliban fighters were shown on world television collecting military weapons ranging from helicopters and armored vehicles to hundreds of thousands of small arms just moments after the last American C-17 lifted off from Kabul World Airport.
According to one report, the capture of weaponry supplied by the United States was “enormous.” Taliban fighters traded in their worn AK-47s for US-made M4s and M16s.
Later reports revealed that the White House abandoned $7 billion in weaponry and equipment in the aftermath of the disastrous Afghanistan pullout. There were 600,000 weapons in total, with 350,000 M4 and M16 rifles, 60,000 machine guns, and 25,000 grenade launchers.
This is in addition to the 23,825 Humvees left in Afghanistan, which include armored gun truck variants and roughly 900 combat vehicles, all of which are now in the hands of the Taliban, an avowed enemy of the United States.
#BreakingNews Tal!ban forces with massive caches of weapons including M24 sniper rifles and heavy machine guns. The majority of weapons are captured from Afghan forces or abandoned bases #Afghanistan #Taliban #AfghanArmy pic.twitter.com/qrpYr9lHUI
— Conflict News (@ConflictCollec1) August 16, 2021
Some of them were used by Hamas terrorists who invaded Israel from Gaza this weekend, killing civilians and troops and taking hundreds of Israelis captive.
Even as late as June, Palestinian news outlets confirmed that US weapons taken by Taliban troops had been transported into Gaza and were being used by terrorists there. In January 2023, NBC News reported on the clandestine delivery of weaponry to terrorists in Pakistan, and the Middle East Monitor revealed in June that US and Israeli intelligence were aware that US arms were being smuggled by terrorists in Gaza.
This isn’t the first time President Biden and his gun control allies have been dishonest about limiting Americans’ Second Amendment rights while selling weaponry to America’s sworn foes, mercenaries, and terrorists who target the US and its allies.
President Biden struck a prisoner swap agreement with Russia in October 2022. In exchange for the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner, who was jailed in Russia on drug charges, the president directed his State Department to release Viktor Bout, a convicted Russian international arms dealer known as “The Merchant of Death.”
Bout is a former Soviet-era military officer who was apprehended in 2008 in Thailand by US Drug Enforcement Administration officials in a sting for proposing a sale of tens of millions of dollars to the Colombian narco-terrorist group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
The illicit sale was for $20 million worth of “a breathtaking arsenal of weapons — including hundreds of surface-to-air missiles, machine guns, and sniper rifles — 10 million rounds of ammunition and five tons of plastic explosives.”
Bout, on the other hand, has a considerably longer history. In 2000, the United Nations recognized him as an illegal arms trader. He was delivering weapons to African warlords, Middle Eastern tyrants, and Central American narco-terrorist organizations.
His attempt to arm the FARC led to his arrest on accusations of conspiracy to assassinate US nationals, officers, and employees, conspiracy to acquire missiles to destroy airplanes, and conspiracy to offer material assistance to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
President Biden’s longstanding supporter on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), was recently indicted for a corrupt bribery plot involving, among other things, smoothing the way for small-arms sales to Egypt, which has a troublesome history of supporting Hamas terrorists. Senator Menendez is accused of accepting bribes of hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, gold bars, a Mercedes-Benz C-300 convertible, and home mortgage payments.
Sen. Menendez has been a vocal opponent of the Trump administration’s U.S. Munition List to Commerce Control List (USML-CCL) export changes, which increased protections surrounding defense items and required end-to-end verifications for U.S. manufacturers selling firearms.
President Biden launched his presidential campaign by referring to the firearms industry as “the enemy.” The comment was horrible, according to NSSF at the time. It was then, and it is now.
His presidency has centered on demonizing the industry, which continues to support law-abiding Americans exercising their right to keep and bear arms. This industry provides law enforcement with equipment to keep communities secure, as well as armed our military to protect the United States from enemies. Meanwhile, the weapons that Biden casually abandoned in Afghanistan are being used against US allies.
When he allows weapons to go into the hands of terrorists, President Biden forfeits his moral authority to chastise the firearms business.