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:
Joe Biden says that the man who stopped the Texas church shooter should not have been armed. pic.twitter.com/pY3hBHPHuX
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) November 14, 2017
And Twitter has been brutal:
— RATTL3R (@RATTL3R316) November 14, 2017
Hey GOP, There’s your Midterm & 2020 Campaign commercial…
— GBailey (@WordenCG18) November 14, 2017
and that is why I THANK GOD he is not #President
— Sunny Hiller (@SunnyHiller) November 14, 2017
Biden is living proof that stupid people do exist. John Wayne once said, "life is tough and it's even tougher if you're stupid."
— Proud American Vet (@FedUpFighting) November 14, 2017
Everytime I hear a dem talk about gun control I think of what I heard @scrowder say ( I hope I’m getting right)…”there’s two sides to the gun argument, those for guns and the completely uninformed”
— Future TX CPA (@DonielleTX32) November 14, 2017
So….the guy who stopped a crime shouldn't have the gun, but que sera if the shooter has one because we can't stop that. THAT'S your argument, Joe ??? REALLY ???
— ARMED and Feminine (@ArmedFeminine) November 14, 2017
I have no respect for Joe Biden. He’s trying to insert himself into the dialogue to position himself as a serious candidate in 2020. 🙄
— Lana Tober (@ToberLana) November 14, 2017
Dem's are outright mental cases. In all my years, never witnessed such lunacy. They must be shut down, now!
— Dundee & Bear (@JimDundee2) November 14, 2017
That man just lets loose with one ridiculous, absurdist whopper after another. Thank heavens that man is no longer Vice President.
— Daniel Yogman (@DY1837) November 14, 2017