Joe Biden: Government Can Determine What Types Of Weapons Americans Can Own

In a speech on Wednesday evening, Vice President Joe Biden declared,

"It is clearly within the power of the government to determine what type of weapons can be owned by the public."

Politico reports,

Biden was visibly emotional as he spoke of the December school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 20 children and six adults and called it a “profound loss” for America.

“I can imagine how we will be judged as individuals, we will be judged as a Congress, we will be judged as a nation if we do nothing,” Biden told House Democrats at their retreat in Lansdowne, Va. “It’s simply unacceptable.”

The vice president said he rejected those who would say the political risk “is too high, the outcome is too certain.”

His voice rising, Biden said that in the 54 days since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, there have been 1,600 shooting deaths, and specifically mentioned the death of Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago teenager who had marched in the inauguration parade only a few weeks ago.

“Enough is enough is enough,” Biden said as House Democrats applauded him.

He recalled his own efforts at the first assault weapons ban bill in 1994, in which Democrats "lost the Congress."

“Some people attribute that to the tough stands people had to take, particularly on the assault weapons ban,” he said. “People have walked away learning the wrong lesson from that saying, ‘You know what? It’s demonstrable but it’s too risky to take on some of this stuff because look what happened last time we did this.’”

Biden said that "the ability to misrepresent our positions has changed" as he spoke about public opinion. He added, concerning mass shootings, that there was "no single answer to ensure this will never happen again."

“It is clearly within the right of the government to determine what type of weapons can be owned by the public,” Biden declared as he exhorted them on in their people control agenda for disarming the American citizenry.

“Don’t tell me because we can’t solve it all, we can’t act at all. … when people tell me you cant prevent these kinds of occurrences that doesn’t mean we can’t do something so god forbids if it happens again, diminish the carnage,” he said.

Now friends, pay attention to something that was said. If the Federal government can determine what types of weapons you can own, then they are telling you that you do not have a right to own the current weapons you already possess. Should there be a push through of an assault weapons ban bill, then Americans are at the mercy of liberal Democrats and spineless Republicans that will not support and defend the Constitution they took an oath before God to do.

We must be just as passionate about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as they are about attacking them. But even more, Christians should see keeping and bearing arms as their duty before God for the preservation of life against not only those that would seek to do them harm in their communities, but also against a tyrannical government.

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  • David Cook

    Sorry Joe but your not going to tell me what kind of guns I can own and I won't tell you what kind of car you can drive.

  • Michael Morrocco

    How long is it going to take before we the people get mad and do something about the lies and empty minded pomposity's?

  • Jack

    The US government can tell US citizens what kind of guns, or even no guns, that they can have. But the title to this article says "Americans", not US citizens. There is a big difference between Americans, and US citizens.
    Americans are protected by the Constitution of the United States of America. US citizens are not.
    check this blogpost for details

  • http://-4=2 WASP

    Deputy Dog is right and doesn't know it. The gummint WILL determine what kind of firearms the Citizen Militia has, when we take their storm troopers' automatic weapons with high-capacity mags off their bodies.
    See, Dumb-@&& Joe, as long as your gummint goons have weapons, we'll have weapons.

  • Walt

    Joe Biden is a fool and can kiss my ass.

  • scott

    I am scared. This is 1930's Nazi Germany. I am reading two books at one time (unusual for me) about Auschwitz; no way in hell will I be treated like that. I will defend myself, and my family. I hope that I have offended nobody.

  • Zombee

    Biden is a liberal buffoon . He is living proof that liberalism is a mental disorder not a political philosophy. It should scare the bejusus out of us all that he is just a heart beat away from the Oval office. Our government should work for us, not against us. It should help us, not hurt us. It should ensure opportunity not just for those with the most money and influence, but for every American who’s willing to work.

  • Carl Stevenson

    Jesse Jackson was shilling the other day for Obama's DHS Gestapo to patrol the streets of Chicago, now that their gun control has made it the murder capital of the country. DHS and other alphabet agencies have recently purchased over 1.8 BILLION rounds of hollow point ammo – enough to shoot every man, woman, and child in the country 5 times or more – ammo that’s illegal for military use under international law, and have just ordered an additional 7,000 FULLY AUTOMATIC "personal defense" weapons. How does anyone with the capability of rational thought escape the conclusion that our government is preparing for a war on its own citizens? Chicago will just be a pilot program for a nationwide program. If they are allowed to continue, it will end up making the Bruce Willis movie "The Siege" look like a good day in Mr. Rogers' neighborhood. Keep your powder dry, you're going to need it.

  • Lewis

    Joe, you're forgetting one important thing. You work for us. You were elected by the people to serve US. Our God given rights shall not be infringed. The government does NOT have the right to tell us what kind of weapons we may have. It is our decision.

  • saints009Janet

    Got news for "Ole Joe". He NEEDS to go back to Petticoat Junction. And the government won't decide what type of weapons my family & myself can or can't own. WE WILL DECIDE OURSELVES.

  • A. Levy

    Poor Joe. I'll bet he can't remember the last time he said something that actually made sense, which is obviously why he was picked by Mullah Obummer.

  • mark

    The only one who decides what type of gun , if any , that I buy, is ME

  • Spense

    Biden is wrong! The second amendment limits the federal government, it tell it exactly what it can't do.... it doesn't say we can keep & bear arms the federal government allows us to have. Remember this Biden, "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED"

  • flagman

    Vet you are right Biden is an idiot. What most don't understand
    is it is not about guns. It is about control of the people

  • vet

    biden is a dildo idiot, he apparently has never read the 2 nd amendment, i,m not sure he can read ,we know his boss obammy can't read soros never taught him !!!

  • A. Levy

    I'm sure there are people out there who will say, "gee, the president wouldn't dare ignore/violate the Constitution". Obviously, those folks haven't been paying attention. They haven't noticed how many times the Marxist-in-Chief has already ignored, violated, and pushed aside, not only congress, but the Constitution as well. Think he won't do it again? (LOL) Just watch him!