Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, was at a question and answer session in Hudson, New Hampshire.
According to Biden, he said, “There is a Second Amendment and you do have a right to bear arms but not an unlimited right.”
To be clear, Biden added but “The constitution does not say anybody can own a weapon, it says only certain people can own weapons.”
As the topic of guns continued, Biden told people who may own an AK-47 that it would be no match for the government’s F-15s.
He then referenced gun owners who quote Thomas Jefferson’s statement on the tension that exists between free men and the rulers who wish to subjugate them; that statement includes Jefferson’s observation that “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.”
Biden said, “Those who say ‘the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots’ — a great line, well, guess what: The fact is, if you’re going to take on the government you need an F-15 with Hellfire Missiles.
There is no way an AK-47 is going to take care of you if you’re worried about the government knocking down your door.”
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Biden said over 58 percent of NRA members say “you can’t own an ‘assault weapon.’”
Biden: "Those who say 'the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots' — a great line, well, guess what: The fact is, if you’re going to take on the government you need an F-15 with Hellfire Missiles. There is no way an AK-47 is going to take care of you." pic.twitter.com/npmW40DHS2
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 9, 2020
Democrat Joe Biden says that a "rational policy" on guns means making sure “you cannot have 20, 30, 40, 50 clips in a weapon.” pic.twitter.com/3XsN7TpqzH
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 9, 2020