Joe Biden: Texas Church Shooting Hero Shouldn’t Have Owned Gun-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Well, first of all, the kind of gun being carried, that the shooter was carrying, assault weapons are, uh — I wrote the last last serious gun control law written in 10 years. It outlawed assault weapons and it outlawed weapons with magazines that carry a whole lot of bullets and can kill people really quickly. Number 2, it’s just rational to say that certain people shouldn’t have guns. Now the fact that some people with guns are legally able to acquire them and they turn out to be crazy after the fact, that’s life. But we can save a lot of lives, we can stop tens of thousands of people from having guns who shouldn’t have guns.
Joe Biden says that the man who stopped the Texas church shooter should not have been armed. pic.twitter.com/pY3hBHPHuX
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 14, 2017
But there’s no denying that Joe Biden’s comments on gun control were confusing. When he says “I wrote the last gun control law in 10 years,” he’s referring to a proposed 2013 assault weapons ban that was ultimately not approved by Congress. Yet, Biden talks about the bill as if it was signed into law, saying “It outlawed assault weapons and it outlawed weapons with magazines that carry a whole lot of bullets and can kill people really quickly,”
As he moves onto the second point, Biden shifts his focus to background checks for gun purchases. They were mandated under the 1993 Brady Bill. Biden seems to be defending the Democratic position that background checks can prevent bad actors — like the Sutherland Springs church shooter — from getting guns.
In the end, Joe Biden didn’t say that the man who stopped the Sutherland Springs church shooter shouldn’t have be allowed to own a gun. This rumor is similar to an earlier rumor that Joe Biden said no ordinary citizens care about their constitutional rights that was falsely attributed to Biden.