Former Vice President Joe Biden recently appeared on NBC’s Today. He was asked about the horrific Texas church attack that left 26 people dead when a madman opened fire on the congregation. Biden was asked about the hero who stopped the attacker, Stephen Willeford. His response is raising eyebrows, to say the least:

“Well, first of all, the kind of gun being carried he shouldn’t be carrying.”

His response came in response to an audience member who was asking how Democrats can justify pushing gun control when it was clearly the presence of a gun in the hands of Willeford that ended the attack.

On November 6 Texas officials credited Willeford with ending the attack.

That’s right. If Joe Biden had his way, Willeford never would have had his gun in the first place. Then who knows what else would have happened.

Willeford is a former NRA instructor and NRA member. He ran out of his house with his AR-15 in his hand, took cover, and shot the killer Devin Kelley as he walked out of the church. Kelley fled, only to crash and die 15 minutes later. Here is the whole exchange with Biden:

“On Today, audience member Brianna asked, ‘How do you justify the Democrat view on gun control when the shooter was stopped by a man who was legally licensed to carry a gun?’

“Biden replied, ‘Well, first of all, the kind of gun being carried he shouldn’t be carrying.’ He then specifically mentioned ‘assault weapons’ and said, ‘I wrote the last serious gun control law that was written, it was law for 10 years. And it outlawed assault weapons and it outlawed weapons with magazines that had a whole lot of bullets, as you can kill a whole lot of people more quickly.’

“He added, ‘Number two, it’s just rational to say certain people shouldn’t have guns. Now the fact that some people with guns are legally able to acquire a gun and they turn out to be crazy after the fact, that’s life. There’s nothing you can do about that.’”

Yes, this really just happened:

And Twitter has been brutal:

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BY Alan Moore

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