Joe Biden released his statement a few minutes ago on the death of Shinzo Abe and he had to include a line in the statement making it about ‘gun violence’.
Here’s the statement:
I am stunned, outraged, and deeply saddened by the news that my friend Abe Shinzo, former Prime Minister of Japan, was shot and killed while campaigning. This is a tragedy for Japan and for all who knew him. I had the privilege to work closely with Prime Minister Abe. As Vice President, I visited him in Tokyo and welcomed him to Washington. He was a champion of the Alliance between our nations and the friendship between our people. The longest serving Japanese Prime Minister, his vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific will endure. Above all, he cared deeply about the Japanese people and dedicated his life to their service. Even at the moment he was attacked, he was engaged in the work of democracy. While there are many details that we do not yet know, we know that violent attacks are never acceptable and that gun violence always leaves a deep scar on the communities that are affected by it. The United States stands with Japan in this moment of grief. I send my deepest condolences to his family.
Japan is a country with the world’s strictest gun laws, which is kind of obvious by the fact that the assassin appeared to make his own gun.
In other words, this isn’t about gun violence. Abe was assassinated. It could have happened any number of ways.
For Joe Biden to twist this assassination into his ‘gun-control’ agenda just shows how despicable he is.
Here’s a few responses from Twitter:
Joe Biden says that assassinating Shinzo Abe is a problem of "gun violence." This is perhaps the stupidest thing he has ever said, and that is saying something. pic.twitter.com/NTm1Mpwu3W
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 8, 2022
oh come on
it was a homemade gun, literally no law would have stopped it
but nothing can stop Biden from injecting The Thing of the Day https://t.co/TDQOWVN6fQ
— Kaya (@kaya_masters) July 8, 2022
Did the White House just use the death of the Japanese Prime Minister to push a gun control narrative? Is the Democrat Party really at that level of sleaze? https://t.co/QLI47wBrRO
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) July 8, 2022
It is beyond absurd to exploit the assassination of a trusted ally to push a domestic gun control agenda. https://t.co/q56t2IApWR
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) July 8, 2022