Vice President Joe Biden sat down for an interview with CNN’s Gloria Borger on Monday to continue the Obama administration’s anti-gun publicity tour promoting the president’s latest unconstitutional executive orders regulating firearms.
Said Biden, “People who are criminals shouldn’t have guns. People who are schizophrenic and have mental illnesses shouldn’t have guns.”
But that’s not what the Second Amendment says.
It says: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The exchange began when Borger asked Biden: “So does Bernie Sanders has to change position on gun manufacturers in order to have your support and you out there campaigning for him, should he be the nominee?”
Sanders, from gun-friendly Vermont, has been taking flak for not signing onto the Democrat gun control agenda during Obama’s publicity tour. Hillary Clinton has been pounding poor Bernie on the issue as she has little else to outflank his progressivism.
Biden replied to Borger’s question, “No, [what] Bernie Sanders has to do is say the Second Amendment says which he has of late, the Second Amendment says you can limit who can own a gun. That people who are criminals shouldn’t have guns. People who are schizophrenic and have mental illnesses shouldn’t have guns and he has said that.”
And in a little smack to Hillary and Obama, Biden said he is “okay” with Sanders’ position on the Second Amendment.
Borger did not correct Biden’s reading of the Second Amendment.