Shotgun Joe Jumps In: Not Everyone ‘Entitled’ to Firearms Under Second Amendment

Joe Biden is trying to ensure that his opponents in the Democratic primary don’t outflank him to the left. (Photo: Biden)

Former Vice President Joe Biden jumped into the anti-gun mosh pit at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, recently, throwing his weight behind an “assault weapons” ban and “smart” gun technology, and suggesting that the Second Amendment does not “entitle” everyone to own a gun.

The “Second Amendment exists,” Biden intelligently noted, but stressed that the right to keep and bear arms does not mean that everyone is “entitled” to own a gun. Biden also touted his record as “the only one who took on the NRA on the national level and won” when he helped pass the 1994 “assault weapons” ban as the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman.

Biden, most famous for suggesting that homeowners defend themselves by firing two shotgun blasts “outside the house,” is trying not to let the other 20,000 Democratic presidential candidates outflank him to the left. With Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris announcing radical gun control proposals in recent weeks, the former VP is hoping his existing anti-gun record will be enough to convince voters he’s serious about restricting Second Amendment rights.

But he’s also open to new ideas. Asked by the Washington Examiner about Booker’s national gun licensing proposal, Biden said he’d consider it.

“I’ve never heard of that before, I think it’s worth looking into,” Biden said. “I don’t know whether, where that is in terms of under the Constitution whether we’re able to do that. My guess is we could.”

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While he admitted that “gun licensing will not change whether or not people buy what weapons, what kind of weapons they can buy, where they can use them, how they can store them, etc.,” he believes “smart” guns will get the job done.

Pivoting back to his tenure as Barack Obama’s VP, Biden told the Examiner, “one of the things we worked on early on, and I worked on with folks out in Silicon Valley, we should be able to make a weapon that, in fact, you can only, if you can buy it, can only be fired with James Bond kind of stuff, if it has your print on it. You’re the only one that can pull the trigger. That’s within our capacity to do that.”

As for school shootings, Biden argued during a Q&A session that “there are so many other things we can do to make schools safer, other than arming teachers,” but failed to specify what those other things were.

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At the end of the day, Biden doesn’t blame the NRA or gun owners for gun-related violence. Gun manufacturers are the real problem.

“This is not just about the gun owners. It’s not even about the [National Rifle Association],” Biden said. “Sixty percent of the NRA agrees with what I was trying to do in the administration. They think there should be limitations.”

“It’s gun manufacturers. That’s where the money is,” Biden concluded.

For your viewing pleasure, here’s Joe “Shotgun” Biden recommending two warning shots as a way to repel intruders.

…and the remix.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over six years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Tyler. Got a hot tip? Send him an email at

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  • Hunter Killa April 3, 2021, 10:13 am


  • Beaner boogie October 19, 2020, 10:49 am

    Screw that, gimme an AR-14 like the big boys!!!

  • jrkmt1 October 15, 2020, 2:13 am

    I don’t own any weapons. I own firearms.
    A weapon is any item that can be used to harm or kill someone, or defend one’s self/family from a criminal attack. This can be a knife, hatchet, screwdriver, baseball bat, tire iron, pitchfork, motor vehicle, telephone cord, rope, rolled up newspaper, pen, frying pan, or just about any other item you can lay your hands on. (There have been several occasions in the past when I have had to use my cane to defend myself from an attacking dog.)
    Until such time that a rifle, shotgun, or handgun is used in a criminal attack or defense from such, they are strictly a firearm.

  • Bob April 10, 2020, 8:36 am

    It’s amazing the biden can actually think that he can just get a bunch of followers to do as he wishes with the constitution. Wasn’t this tried in the past? Didn’t work out well back then and it won’t now.

  • Frank Staples June 16, 2019, 7:21 pm

    I’ll put it very bluntly…any firearms owner who votes for a democrap is a freaking idiot…no excuses! If a politician can abridge the Second Amendment then they can infringe on any of them. The democraps have laid down the challenge…every one of the clowns piling out of that clown car is bleating about more gun control and restrictions on the law abiding! Every damn one of them. I don’t care if you don’t like trump…if you like your Constitutional rights then you have to vote Republican!

  • Vic June 8, 2019, 9:42 am

    …and Jill, make sure you don’t kill our security guards…

  • Methadras June 7, 2019, 5:25 pm

    Pedo Joe is just another firearms dicknipple.

  • Charlie June 7, 2019, 3:29 pm

    The man claims to be a lot of things that he is not. Pervert? Catholic ? Patriot? Gun expert? Follower of the Constitution? Bill of Rights? The list just keeps getting longer. So many questions about Joe.

  • Sepp W June 7, 2019, 2:27 pm

    Not to mention many jurisdiction already have unlawful discharge of a firearm ordinances. Yeah right, go ahead fire a warning shot or two in these areas.

  • Zupglick June 7, 2019, 12:40 pm

    Another wasted bag of skin heard from.

  • Brian June 7, 2019, 12:33 pm

    Get it though your thick Democratic skull, I DO NOT NEED a LICENSE to exercise a Constitutional right! And if you think I do then lets start licensing journalists in order for them to exercise their 1st Amendment right and exclude the ones who don’t agree with the Democratic agenda and/or the Republican platform. And lets take it even further, for instance licensing blacks and other minorities for their very right to exist under the 13th Amendment. That way we could get rid of every single gang member that infests our country!

  • AJ June 7, 2019, 11:15 am

    I hate how these liberals are ignorant to the fact that the whole point of the 2nd amendment means peaceable people are in fact entitled to own firearms.

    ” The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.”
    – Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824

    “On every occasion [of Constitutional interpretation] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying [to force] what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, [instead let us] conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”
    – Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823

  • I Love Liberty June 7, 2019, 11:13 am

    All of the Democrat President candidates from what I have seen are talking about severe infringements on the Second Amendment. If you value your Second Amendment liberties vote for Donald Trump in 2020.

  • Kole June 7, 2019, 11:02 am

    The 2A is not ba entitlement, it’s a right you dick.

  • JD June 7, 2019, 10:54 am

    … and so was Obama, but that sh** show was around for 8 years, and would have been for more if not for term limits.

  • Alan Dinehart June 7, 2019, 10:19 am

    Exactly why this fool has no chance of being president. Anyone who can’t understand that the 2nd amendment band the government from infringing on our god-given right to keep and bear arms. The word ‘except’ doesn’t appear anywhere in the amendment! It distinctly refers to ‘The People’ which means every citizen in the US!

  • JOEB June 7, 2019, 9:22 am

    How does Double Barrel BiteMe know what 60% of the NRA members want? The NRA doesn’t share it’s membership info.

  • Kevin Baxter June 7, 2019, 9:20 am

    At least Biden and his fellow Devilcrats are being honest for a change, and not hiding their true intentions about banning guns.
    So keep it up guys (and gals, and ??), keep telling Mr. & Mrs. America in flyover country what you really think, and what you really plan to do. But please don’t look to far back in recent (and not so recent) history to see how well that worked out for you.
    I seem to recall that Mr. Biden ended up in the minority in the senate after his great victory in 1994.

  • shrugger June 7, 2019, 8:35 am

    The ‘Gaff’ is his superpower.

  • Sepp W June 6, 2019, 6:52 pm

    This is exactly why the founders enumerated certain rights, the Bill of Rights, for clowns like Biden who have never read the Constitution.

    Besides Federal law, specifically Title 18 U.S.C. § 922, already specifies who cannot possess a firearm.

    It is the Federal Government’s responsibility to protect rights. The Government does not grant rights. We already have these rights.

  • Michael Chero June 6, 2019, 4:50 pm

    “You don’t need a machine gun, you don’t need 30 rounds, buy a shotgun”. “And I don’t need a grenade launcher, I don’t need an F-15.”………………….

  • PeterC June 6, 2019, 4:10 pm

    …and this is the best that the Dems have to offer.

    • Drew June 8, 2019, 2:05 am

      ….. him and kamala “fuck-tard” harris. These two should go find a nice island somewhere out in the South Pacific to run. Of the course the one these dumbfucks pick would, of course, be one used for nuke testing. They could slowly rot together in each others arms.

  • Dr Motown June 6, 2019, 12:53 pm

    This guy has looked like a walking corpse for at least a decade

  • Bobs your uncle June 6, 2019, 12:32 pm

    Buy a shotgun, Ill be singin that song all day, ooh ooh ooh, buy a shotgun!

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