(Breitbart) – Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted that the “Second Amendment exists” but stressed during his speech in New Hampshire on Tuesday that it does not say everyone is “entitled” to own a gun.
Biden, who was taking questions at a small outdoor venue, then added, “By the way, if one of you left the keys in your car down the street, and a kid comes along and jumps in it and takes off, you could be held liable civilly for that. So if you own a gun, put a damn trigger lock on it. Put it in a case. You have an obligation.”
Biden also spoke about past gun bans he supported. He specifically referenced the 1994 “assault weapons” ban and noted that it also “limited the number of bullets in a clip.” Additionally, he spoke about being former President Barack Obama’s point man for gun control following the December 14, 2012, attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School.
He said, “There are so many other things we can do to make schools safer, other than arming teachers.” He did not specify, however, what those other things are. Rather, he pivoted to the next question.
Flashback: Joe Biden: We Need To Deal With Second Amendment ‘Rationally’
During his Tuesday speech to Nevada Democrats, Joe Biden acknowledged that there is a Second Amendment but said we need to deal with it “rationally.”
Biden did not provide any clues of how to deal with it in his speech, but he highlighted the October 1, 2017, Las Vegas shooting and the December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Biden said, “The fact is, it’s hard to not think about October 1, that day. All the lives that were lost, all the families that were forever changed, all created by senseless gun violence.” He talked about moments you never forget and said, “I’ll never forget the meeting I had with the parents of the 20 school kids that were killed and the teachers that were killed up in Sandy Hook. And it goes on and on and on.”
He added, “And I just want to say to you … there’s a Second Amendment, but there’s a rational way to deal with the Second Amendment.”
Biden said, “I just want to let you know that we can do it rationally.”
He never defined what doing it “rationally” means, nor did he discuss the fact that the Las Vegas shooter passed a background check for guns he used, while the Sandy Hook attacker stole his. Rather, Biden mentioned being “rational” and moved on.