Biden: Gun Owners ‘Like The Way It Feels…Like Driving a Ferrari’


biden-gunsVide President Joe Biden this morning said that the “cultural norm” about gun ownership has changed, arguing that many people buy guns, not for protection or hunting, but because “it’s like driving a Ferrari.”

“It used to be we were dealing almost exclusively with hunters,” Biden said on MSNBC. “There’s a whole new sort of group of individuals now who, I don’t know what the numbers are, that never hunt at all but they own guns for one of two reasons: self protection or they just like the feel of that AR-15 at the range.”

“They like the way it feels. You know, it’s like driving a Ferrari,” he said, raising his arms as if shooting a gun.

As Congress prepares to vote today on whether to proceed to debate a gun control bill, Biden said the issue is one where the people have been “far ahead” of the politicians.

“I mean so far ahead,” he said of public support for gun control proposals, including expanded background checks. “You saw it in immigration, you saw it in marriage issues. You’re seeing it now, the public has moved to a different place.”

The vice president spoke passionately about the need to continue to push for a ban on assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazine clips, saying “certain weapons of war just don’t belong on the street.”

He argued that smaller clips would have saved lives in the December massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“If there had only been ten bullets in each clip, [the shooter] would have had to change the clip an additional three to five times. One of those kids would be alive. Somebody would be alive,” he said.

“What is the inconvenience? What are we doing? What are we doing to impact on a gun owners’ right if he only has a clip with ten rounds in it instead of 30 rounds in it?” he asked.

Source: ABC NEWS

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  1. this guy is out of his mind its amazing that a country like america would TWICE elect a president like the one we have and a VP who is one big fool

  2. Part of that glamour comes from watching the violence and bloodshed that goes by the name of “entertainment” today. Thirty years ago I spoke with a social psychologist who had been consulted when a third-world country first introduced television. A year or two after introducing TV the country banned American entertainment programs because people in the villages and small towns were complaining about the levels of violence and materialism and its effect on social values and young people.

    And this was back in the days of “Mannix” and “Hawaii 5-0.” The levels of violence and cruelty shown, especially in the movies, has reached a level where “manhood” is equated with “ability to hurt and kill others,” usually with a fancy gun. that’s where the “thrill” VP Biden is talking about has its origin. You don’t need an assault rifle to “be a real man,” but the movies and TV are drilling that into every head every day.