By: Teresa Mull
Add Joe Biden to the list of Democratic 2020 presidential contenders eager to let voters know he’s supportive of gun control.
Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted that the “Second Amendment exists” but stressed during his speech in New Hampshire on Tuesday that it does not say everyone is “entitled” to own a gun.
Biden, who was taking questions at a small outdoor venue, then added, “By the way, if one of you left the keys in your car down the street, and a kid comes along and jumps in it and takes off, you could be held liable civilly for that. So if you own a gun, put a damn trigger lock on it. Put it in a case. You have an obligation.”
Uncle Joe is also back to his old ways, exposing ignorance of firearms every time he opens his mouth to speak about them. Biden, according to Breitbart, “specifically referenced the 1994 'assault weapons' ban and noted that it also 'limited the number of bullets in a clip.'”
GPM’s Ted Patterson reminded us last year that “Politicians say the darndest things.” Here’s Biden giving home defense “advice”:
#3 Joe Biden: A shotgun is all you need to protect yourself
“You don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself, buy a shotgun,” Biden says.
Thanks, Joe! Your practical and sage advice will make us safe in all situations! And shooting guns up in the air off your balcony is always a good idea.
It is not an overstatement to say that if you follow the former vice president’s advice, you could very well wind up in jail.
Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.