Joe “Just walk out on the balcony… put that double-barreled shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. … You don’t need an AR-15” Biden.
Vice President Joe Biden blasted what he called “the prostitution of the Second Amendment” by gun rights activists at the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday. He made the remarks while participating in wide-ranging discussion with the university’s president, Amy Gutmann.
“I think the Second Amendment is being badly interpreted, it’s not consistent with what our founders intended,” said Biden when discussing gun policy. He added, “What’s happened here is the nation as a whole has decided it can no longer, in my view, continue to turn a blind eye to the prostitution of the Second Amendment here and can no longer turn a blind eye to the enormous damage being done not just in our schools but on our streets.”
Biden hailed the work of young activists who led the “March For Our Lives” rally in Washington and across the country. He said the students of Parkland, Florida have forced an “awful lot of elected officials” to “rip the bandaid off” of where they stand on gun-related issues.
“This was totally, thoroughly spontaneously on the part of the students, there was no adult inspiration for this. They insisted and that’s why guys like me who led in the gun issue did not show up to speak, we wanted to make sure everybody knew this was a spontaneous, thoroughly spontaneous effort on the part of young people,” said Biden of the marches.