Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Sunday that he believes that having a “rational policy” on guns means making sure that people can’t have “50 clips in a weapon,” which is gibberish, and said that a person would need a lot more than an AK-47 to take on a tyrannical government.
Biden made the remarks on the campaign trail in New Hampshire while talking about why kids learn active shooter drills in school, saying, “because we’re unwilling to have a rational policy that says you cannot have 20, 30, 40, 50 clips in a weapon.”
Democrat Joe Biden says that a "rational policy" on guns means making sure “you cannot have 20, 30, 40, 50 clips in a weapon.” pic.twitter.com/3XsN7TpqzH
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 9, 2020
Biden also claimed: “I now have over 58% of the NRA members acknowledging that you cannot own an assault weapon. There is no need for it. You can’t have a magazine that is more than 10 rounds in it.”
The Daily Wire contacted The National Rifle Association (NRA) to inquire about which poll Biden got his statistics from and was informed that Biden’s claims are false because the NRA is a private organization that does not give out information on its members, let alone for polling purposes.
At a different point in his town hall, Biden said, “Those who say, ‘The tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots’ – a great line, well, guess what: The fact is, if you’re going to take on the government, you need an F-15 with Hellfire Missiles. There is no way an AK-47 is going to take care of you if you’re worried about the government knocking down your door.”
Biden: "Those who say 'the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots' — a great line, well, guess what: The fact is, if you’re going to take on the government you need an F-15 with Hellfire Missiles. There is no way an AK-47 is going to take care of you." pic.twitter.com/npmW40DHS2
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 9, 2020
Biden’s remarks drew instant mockery online from critics who attacked his lack of knowledge on the subject.
Federalist co-founder Sean Davis wrote: “Joe Biden is so dain-bramaged that he thinks ‘The government will bomb your house if you get out of line’ is an A+ argument against the 2A in the state whose motto—’Live Free or Die’—was coined by a militiaman who personally defeated the British Empire.”
Joe Biden is so dain-bramaged that he thinks “The government will bomb your house if you get out of line” is an A+ argument against the 2A in the state whose motto—“Live Free or Die”—was coined by a militiaman who personally defeated the British Empire. https://t.co/j4t8f1wdBB
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 9, 2020
Biden’s extremist gun control policies includes banning semi-automatic firearms and “magazines that can hold multiple bullets in them,” which effectively would ban the overwhelming majority of firearms.
Joe Biden makes the most extreme gun-control push of all the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates:
Biden calls for banning "magazines that can hold multiple bullets in them"
All magazines hold "multiple bullets," that's the point
This call from Biden would ban most handguns pic.twitter.com/4iQkalBxVa
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 2, 2019
Not only do Biden’s views on guns go against the U.S. Constitution, they are also non-nonsensical and do not work.
For example, last September Biden attacked Texas Governor Greg Abbott for signing a bill into law that made it easier for Texas to carry firearms into their places of worship.
“Dealing with firearms, it is irrational, with all due respect to the governor of Texas, irrational what they are doing,” Biden told reporters on September 2. “On the very day you see a mass shooting … and we’re talking about loosening access to have guns, to be able to take them into places of worship, it’s just absolutely irrational. It’s totally irrational.”
A couple of months later, a man named Jack Wilson stopped a mass shooting attack at his church in Texas by engaging the attacker with a firearm and neutralizing the threat in approximately 6 seconds, thus significantly reducing the amount of life that was lost in the attack.
This report has been updated to include additional information.