Former Vice President latest gaffe give higley exaggerated figures on gun homicides
Presidential candidate Joe Biden made the false claim on Tuesday during the CBS News’ debate that 150 million Americans have been killed since 2007 from shootings.
The former vice-president’s latest gaffe implied exaggerated figures of deaths from firearms in the US since the law giving gun manufacturers no liability for gun violence was passed.
Biden said during the Democratic debate:
“Imagine if I stood here and said we give immunity to drug companies, we give immunity to tobacco companies. That has caused carnage on our streets.”
“150 million people have been killed since 2007 when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability, more than all the wars, including Vietnam from that point on.’”
Biden’s latest blunder came as he attempted to take aim at Bernie Sanders over his past support of a law that protected gun manufacturers.
“And I want to tell you if I’m elected, NRA I’m coming for you and gun manufacturers I’m going to take you on, and I’m going to beat you,” Biden claimed.
But Biden’s claim was widely false.
Around 11,000 Americans are killed every year from homicides related to guns.
On Tuesday, Biden warned gun makers, declaring, “I’m going to take you down” if elected president.
Former Vice President Biden made the threat during a Monday night speech in South Carolina.
Biden pledged to target gun manufacturers after referencing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (2005).
The PLCAA shields manufacturers from lawsuits.
Democrat Joe Biden blatantly lies as he falsely claims that *150 MILLION* Americans have been killed in shootings since 2007.
That’s nearly half the U.S. population. pic.twitter.com/hwkg2YQjZn
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 26, 2020
Joe Biden ratcheted up the Democrat Party’s attacks on the Second Amendment:
Biden: ban “assault weapons” & “get those clips that have multiple bullets in them not for sale, not be able to sell silencers, all those things.”
This is a broadside on every law abiding American. pic.twitter.com/NDA0YYVlQv
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) February 21, 2020
Biden said it was a “mistake” to give “gun manufacturers … a loophole that does not allow them to be sued for the carnage they are creating.”
“The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that, and it’s going to be hard,” he added.
Biden went even further during his Monday speech in South Carolina, saying, “I’ve got news for you gun manufacturers. I’m coming for you, and I’m going to take you down.”
Earlier his month, the former Vice President also called for a”rational” gun ban in America, arguing that weapons such as AK-47s couldn’t protect citizens from a tyrannical government.
Biden said he believed having a “rational policy” on guns means making sure that people can’t have “50 clips in a weapon.”
Biden also warned that a person would need a lot more than an AK-47 to take on a government while calling for the firearms to be banned.
Biden made the calls on the campaign trail in New Hampshire this weekend.