Former Vice President Joe Biden, who’s 2020 Democratic presidential campaign is faltering amid strong challenges by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, said Sunday he believes that having a “rational policy” on guns means making sure that people can’t have “50 clips in a weapon.”
Biden also told a crowd in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday’s primaries that Americans would need a lot more than an AK-47 to take on a tyrannical government.
The former vice president and one-time Democratic frontrunner made his comments during a discussion about why kids have to learn active shooter drills in school, saying, “Because we’re unwilling to have a rational policy that says you cannot have 20, 30, 40, 50 clips in a weapon.”
Biden also claimed, “I now have over 58 percent of the NRA members acknowledging that you cannot own an assault weapon. There is no need for it. You can’t have a magazine that is more than 10 rounds in it.”
The Daily Wire reported that it contacted the NRA to verify Biden’s claim, but the organization said he couldn’t be correct because the group is private and does not release information about its members, especially for polling purposes.
“Those who say, ‘The tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots’ – a great line, well, guess what,” Biden said at another point during his speech. “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.”