Few folks have walked the planet who are less genuine/sincere/honest than Vice President Joe Biden, Save Jerseyans.
The latest example: Biden had sponsored an assault weapons ban in the 1990’s and, following the Newtown massacre, has been tapped by President Obama to spearhead a formal reconsideration of federal gun control regulations.
But how does Biden feel about the 2nd Amendment when he trolling for votes in pro-Second Amendment territory? An old clip from the ’08 campaign trail tells all:
“I guarantee you Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns, so don’t buy that malarkey… [d]on’t buy that malarkey. They’re going to start peddling that to you,” Biden declared to a Virginia crowd. “If he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem.”
For those who don’t know, “Beretta” is an Italian brand famous for its semi-automatic pistols and other assorted weapons including Uncle Joe’s shotguns referenced in the video above; one of Beretta’s pistols, the “92,” is used by the U.S. military. Not “assault weapons” per se, but certainly dangerous weapons in the wrong hands.
I’d absolutely LOVE to hear the Vice President rationalize how enacting hypothetical new federal laws banning “assault weapons” — while simultaneously preserving his constitutional right to own two Beretta guns — can prevent the next tragedy?