Ah yes, the wisdom of liberal Uncle Joe Biden, who also happens to be our Vice President. Biden made a statement to reporters on Thursday afternoon after having lunch with Democrat Senators at the Capitol. He basically said that even though they knew that nothing that they do will alter or even eliminate mass shootings, that they would have to still try and do something, ie. implement more gun control laws.
"Nothing we're going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down to 1,000 a year from what it is now," he told the group of reporters.
"But there are things that we can do, demonstrably can do, that have virtually zero impact on your Second Amendment right to own a weapon for both self defense and recreation that can save some lives," he said.
What's makes Biden's comments somewhat hilarious is the fact that Politico reported that a staffer tried to stop the gaffe master. "As a staffer tried unsuccessfully to cut Biden off repeatedly, the vice president argued to reporters that none of the proposals would infringe on constitutional rights." Ginger Gibson wrote.
Biden had been on the Hill to sell Obama's gun laws as introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
"I'm not saying there's an absolute consensus on all these things," Biden continued, "but there is a sea change, a sea change in the attitudes of the American people. I believe the American people will not understand -- and I know that everyone in that caucus understands -- they won't understand if we don't act."
"The visual image of those 20 innocent children being riddled with bullets has, has absolutely, not only traumatized the nation, but it has caused-- like the straw that broke the camel's back."
While he wants to point to the support of evangelical Christians, a group of people I happen to be associated with, but not in agreement with on this issue, one must be wary of many of today's "evangelical Christians," who are all about feeling and emotions rather than truth. After all this is how this administration and the liberals have been selling their attack on the Second Amendment. They have been employing the emotional tactic.
I'd say, if you know that legislating more gun laws does not and will not stop shootings by criminals, then what is the point of implementing them? There can only be one reason I see and that is to eventually take the steps to not only remove these weapons from gun stores, but eventually to eliminate them from gun owners.