Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden trampled on the U.S. Constitution this week and claimed that the Second Amendment does not “entitle” people to own a gun.
During a campaign stop in New Hampshire, the former vice president said that while the “Second Amendment exists,” he claims it does not say everyone is “entitled” to own a gun.
“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.”
Biden also noted his support for gun bans, citing the 1994 “assault weapons” ban and noted that it also “limited the number of bullets in a clip.”
Biden’s comments about the Second Amendment came a week after he launched into a racist attack on Trump supporters.
During a campaign stop in Columbia, South Carolina, Biden called Trump a “clown” and said Republicans are allowing “Jim Crow” racism to return to the United States.
“Folks, last year, 24 states introduced or enacted at least 70 bills to curtail the right the vote. And guess what, mostly directed at ‘people of color,’” he said. “You see it. We have Jim Crow sneaking back in. No, I mean it!”
To make his point that all Republicans are apparently racist, Biden pointed to the elections last November in Georgia and Florida, where Republican candidates defeated Democrats Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum.
Biden’s 2020 campaign hasn’t gotten off to the best start.
Biden told supporters during a conference call last month that that he decided to launch his 2020 presidential campaign because “world leaders begged” him to “save the world” and run against Trump.
“I get calls from people all over the world. World leaders are calling me, and they’re almost begging me to do this, to save the country, save the world,” Biden reportedly said.
Biden’s announcement also comes after at least four women have accused him of inappropriate touching.
Caitlyn Caruso said Biden rested his hand on her thigh even as she tried to squirm in her seat to signal that she was uncomfortable.
This allegedly took place about three years ago while at an event on sexual assault at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
D.J. Hill, the second women, recalled an incident in 2012 where Biden placed his hand on her shoulder and began to run it down her back.
Before that, former Nevada state lawmaker Lucy Flores accused Biden of grabbing her shoulders, smelling her hair, and kissing her head without consent at a 2014 campaign event.
Amy Lappos, a former congressional aide to Connecticut Democratic Rep. Jim Himes, claimed that during a fundraising event in 2009, Biden grabbed her head and pulled her in close to rub noses.