Video: Biden Admits That Democrat Gun Control Policy Won’t Reduce Mass Shootings


CNN caught Vice President Joe Biden, named by President Obama as the leader of his gun control task force after the Sandy Hook shooting, telling supporters that nothing in the administration’s gun control platform will reduce mass shootings. This despite the President and Vice President arguing that the policies would, specifically, reduce mass shootings.


Biden is right, of course. That is, Biden’s statement made to a small circle of supporters rather than the one made to the media in a high-profile press event is right. Nothing the Obama administration is proposing will reduce mass shootings or gun deaths.

But then, that’s not really the Obama administration’s goal. Their goal isn’t crime so much as making gun purchases and ownership harder so that fewer people do it.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • SigFan

    Sometimes Democrats do tell the truth – even though they don’t mean to. Sounds like Plugs is gonna get an earful from Big Ears.

  • woad2112

    Umm Rob…that is not what he said. Get some integrity moron…

    • NDConservative2011

      Take out your ear plugs and listen to the video fool.

      • JoeMN

        But the vid even provided captions.

        It just goes to show, liberalism and the truth are mutually exclusive

    • Rob

      The video is in the post. What he said is pretty clear.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        It is clear; Gun control laws wont stop mass shootings, but it will reduce the effectiveness of these mass shootings and reduce the amount of lives that can be taken.

        Of course that’s not a fundamental shift in the overall number of lives taken by guns across this country, but it’s an important step towards providing Americans some sanity.

        Americans can’t grasp the nature of these mass shootings that occur in our gun culture climate. Reducing the number of deaths taken by this incidents is a needed response.

        • guest

          Will you be surrendering your semi automatic weapons and their high capacity magazines, you hypocritical slug?

    • Guest Observer

      Get some “brains”!

  • $8194357

    So I suppose owning a gas can gets one suspected of arson?
    Ban gas cans?
    I suppose owning a knive, makes one suspect of being a slasher?
    Ban knives?
    Owning a car makes one guilty of drowning a girl in Chapaqudick?
    Ban cars?
    A member of the female sex guilty of prostitution?
    Ban women?
    Blame the person committing the act, not the tool used?

  • headward

    Same with raising the capital gains tax rate. Raising the rate is proven to not increase the revenue but they just want it their way.

  • mickey_moussaoui


  • $8194357

    Folks are getting pretty nervous with communists in control…..

    From his website:

    ALERT! Anyone interested in joining a reserve force with the Gilberton Borough Police Department ,contact Chief Kessler immediately for details! Due to our Country’s current situation I’m compelled to form an auxiliary force, DHS ( Department of Home Land Security ) is stock piling ammunition , Stock Piling Machine guns at a alarming rate! I believe we have no choice for what MAY OR MAY NOT happen shortly!, Ask yourself this one question, can you walk into any sporting good store and purchase 22LR, 9mm, 45ACP , 40 caliber,, 5.56/223 , 7.62×51 or 308 ammunition in quantity’s more then a box or two ? (OR ANY AT ALL) if you answer No, ask yourself why ???? I’ll tell you why because the GOVERNMENT is STOCKPILING BILLIONS of rounds of ammunition! (for what ????) even the police can’t get ammo ! DHS has enough weapons and ammo to wage a 30 year GROUND war, ( BUT ON WHO and WHY ) what is wrong with this picture???, Maybe the tyrants want to take as much ammo off the civilian market AS POSSIBLE! either way it’s very disturbing!

  • Goon

    So if the Gun control is not going to work, why even do it? Seriously, Joe? Second amendment. Ever heard of it?

  • devilschild

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we could deport Piers (nothing between the ears) Morgan….

  • banjo kid

    The ones who believe those lies are the ones who do not own a gun would faint if they held one in their hands . Gun ownership is a serious matter and you should know safety inside and out . There are many places you can obtain that knowledge , most of it is common sense which we seem to be very lacking in and around our government. It tells a story , one of wanting to de-gun the Americans so they can be the big guy or gal in charge . If to many laws are passed we will be a target for any third world country wanting to make a name for them selves . The countries defense is made much easier by having many own guns. not knowing the exact number of people who own guns makes it even harder to make a call on attacking us or not ,. Nut cases are the problem not gun owners .

  • LastBestHope

    MO democrats drop all pretense…give up your guns or else:

    Here’s part of the Democratic proposal in Missouri:

    4. Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution:

    (1) Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri;

    (2) Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or

    (3) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations.

    5. Unlawful manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of an assault weapon or a large capacity magazine is a class C felony.

  • banjo kid

    I just read an article that stated liberals and guns don’t mix to well they tend to become violent and use them to hurt people. There is the answer just remove all the guns from liberal hands and the killing will stop .

  • $8194357

    The real reasons “corrupt governments” don’t like constitutionalist veterans
    is that they wrote a life long blank check to defend this country and its Constituion…Yet Barry’s DHS has put theses same folks on the top of the Federal governments domestic terrorist hit list….Ever wonder why they fear them so much?

    “In God We Trust”

    I never knew this happened and never saw the movie. This clip is taken from the movie and at the end are some of the pictures of the real World War II vets who participated in this real event. You will recognize some of the actors. It looks like there is even a historical fact marker/memorial set up in memory. Scroll down if you are interested in seeing it.

    What you see in the video is Hollywood but the event itself was real. (TN 2a 102)

    Little known American Historical Event:

    I was completely unaware of this event that took place in Athens , TN in 1946. I did not know an armed revolt on American soil by WWII veterans ever took place during our lifetime. A very sobering video to say the least.

    Now the second amendment should be a little clearer to everyone.
    This movie lasts less than ten minutes and is well worth the time.


    Please do not delete this bit of U.S. history of which most Americans have no knowledge. View it and share it and pray that we will never need such a response to government!

  • $8194357

    So what do “you” think is the federal democratic push against ex military,Constitutionalists and ammo purchases all about?

    Garrow simply referred to what I can only assume if the Feinstein bill, and, in my opinion, didn’t represent it fairly, as he said it included “any gun with a handle.” That’s not exactly what the bill talks about. However, the point is taken and that is that there is no doubt that if the Obama administration thinks it can, it will go after guns.
    He was also asked if there was evidence that could be provided to give merit to his claims so that his claim could not be “washed away” in a conspiracy theory, even if it is true. He did say that some people question whether he even knew anyone at high levels and he went on to state the people he did know and “sat across the table from” in high levels (ie. Alexander Haig, William Bennet, Bill Simon and others were mentioned).
    While Garrow appreciated the question and understood what was being asked, he could provide nothing further. To be fair, this is true in many cases where major stories are broken as well.
    He was also asked how many officers this had happened to and he simply referenced those who have called into various shows and indicated that it had gone on, which he said were at least “many dozens.”
    Additionally, there was the question of why wouldn’t these individuals come forward together to out the story and confirm it. While I don’t know that Garrow’s answer was satisfactory, perhaps it is, as he suggested some sort of “official secrets act,” we do know that the Obama administration has been harder on whistleblower’s than any administration prior.

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