Seattle, WA – Presidential hopeful Joe Biden proclaimed he is a supporter of the Second Amendment while simultaneously calling for a ban on “pistols with 9mm bullets” during a $2,800-per-head fundraising event on Nov. 15.
The former vice president said he was befuddled by “bizarre” arguments presented by some gun-rights supporters, The Seattle Times reported.
He then likened 9mm handguns to bazookas and “machine guns,” The Seattle Times reported.
“Why should we allow people to have military-style weapons including pistols with 9mm bullets and can hold 10 or more rounds?” he asked the crowd.
Biden again launched into his goose-hunting experiences, noting that Delaware limits hunters to just three shotgun shells.
“We protect geese from Canada more than we do people,” he declared.
Just days before, during a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Biden shared his thoughts on “magazine clips.”
“I believe in the Second Amendment, but nobody says you can have a round – a magazine with 100 clips in it!” he told the cheering crowd.
“100 b-bullets in it,” he stammered a second later, recognizing his mistake.
Understanding basic firearms knowledge has been a struggle for Biden in the past.
During a campaign stop in Iowa in September, he called for a ban on “magazines that can hold multiple bullets in them,” which would essentially outlaw most handguns, The Washington Times reported.
“The idea that we don’t have elimination of assault-type weapons, magazines that can hold multiple bullets in them is absolutely mindless,” he declared during his visit to Cedar Rapids. “It is no violation of the Second Amendment. It’s just a bow to the special interests of the gun manufacturers and the NRA.”
Biden also demonstrated his confusion about firearms terms during a Democratic fundraiser in New York in August.
“There is no rationale for us to have these assault weapons,” he told the 250-member crowd, according to the Washington Examiner. “Who needs a clip that can hold 100 rounds?”
Presumably, Biden was attempting to refer to “high capacity magazines,” not the actual “clips” that feed magazines.
In 2013, then-Vice President Biden advocated for women – including his wife – to use double-barrel 12-guage shotguns for home defense instead of AR-15s.
“You don’t need an AR-15,” he insisted, before listing off a slew of misinformation about the semiautomatic rifles.
“It’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use and, in fact, you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself!” Biden declared. “Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.”
The 77-year-old presidential hopeful also raised eyebrows in October, when he sidestepped a black student’s question about how he would tell her she should handle being stopped by police if she was his daughter by pointing out that if she was his daughter, she wouldn’t be black.
Biden made the public statement during the Second Step Presidential Justice Forum question-and-answer session at Benedict College, CBS News reported.
“If I were your daughter, what advice would you give me the next time I am stopped by the police?” the student asked Biden.
“If you were my daughter, you would be a Caucasian girl and you wouldn’t be pulled over,” Biden quipped.
The crowd burst into laughter and applause, at which point the former vice president continued his response.
“Here’s the deal – what I would tell you is – that’s what’s wrong!” he said. “There is institutional racism that still exists!”
Biden proudly posted the clip to Twitter later in the day.
“Institutional racism should no longer exist,” he declared in the video caption. “As president, I’ll put forward change to help put an end to it.”
If elected President, Biden has vowed to hold firearms manufacturers liable for crimes committed with weapons they’ve produced, Breitbart News reported.
He assured prospective voters that he would change the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act “overnight,” thereby stripping legal gun manufacturers of the protections from frivolous lawsuits the law provides.
In October, Biden also touted his plan to pay gun owners to hand over their AK-47s and AR-15s and “high-capacity magazines” to the government, Breitbart News reported.
Those who refuse should be required to register their firearms, Biden declared.