"Joe Biden is lying, never bought a gun at a gun show, or both," wrote Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows), former Chief of Staff to President Donald Trump in the White House. He responded to President Biden's suggestion that "you go to a gun show, you can buy whatever you want - no background checks.
Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski), gun safety instructor and gun policy reporter for Free Beacon, added: "Private sales can and do happen at gun shows, but the same is true for sales made by authorized resellers. old deceptive lie that gun shows have a special exemption when what you are really complaining about is the sale of guns on the general private market. "
Republican Representative Ken Buck of Colorado (@BuckForColorado) was among those who fought back against this and other policies since the Biden administration.
Rep Buck added: "Joe Biden wants to take your guns and trample the 2nd Amendment
Rep. Mike Rogers (@RepMikeRogersAl) (R-Alabama) was one of those defiant in his remarks, writing, "You don't take up the guns of law-abiding citizens or our right to carry.take up arms, Mr President.
Rep. Mike Waltz (@michalgwaltz) (R-Florida) was quick and to the point in his statement, "Gun ownership is a civil right.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott ( @GregAbbott_TX) didn't even wait for Biden to deliver his speech when he tweeted: "This is what I'm looking for Texas - a law to defy any new federal gun control laws to fire. This will make Texas a Second Amendment sanctuary state. Legislation is changing at Texas House and the Senate. I look forward to signing it. "
This tweet from the Republican Governor Abbott had already been retweeted over 1,800 times and liked nearly 8,300 times as of Thursday afternoon.
A number of memes also circulated Thursday afternoon. who mocked Biden's calls for better gun control.
Support for gun control
Many on the left have expressedTheir support for the president ident 's efforts to push for greater gun control, which was shared with the hashtag #EndGunViolence, but it was also called upon to go even further.
"President Biden has just signed an executive order. to help protect our communities from the constant threat of gun violence. It 'sa good start, but there is still a long way to go. ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines NOW, ”wrote Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) (D-Colo.).
Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy (@RepStephMurphy) of Florida has expressed support for the President's actions. "I applaud @POTUS for taking strong action to stop the deadly drumbeat of gun violence in our communities. The Senate should now pass a law that we have already passed in the House to keep the most dangerous weapons out of thereach of the most dangerous people. "
It certainly looks like this move by President Biden will not be the one that unites the country in the way he hoped, and if anything could just dig our