[by Son of Bob]
[NOTE: I talked Son of Bob into doing another Moment With Joe in response to Biden’s Field & Stream interview. If you applaud loudly enough in the comments, you may be able to convince him to do some more]
And now, an interview with Joe Biden…
LIBERAL INTERVIEWER: Welcome back. I’m John Weller and joining us now to share his insight into the long-overdue national discussion on gun control is the Vice President of the United States. Vice President Biden, welcome to Good Morning Cincinnati.
JOE BIDEN: Well, thank you Jim. It’s always a pleasure to be here. And, you can be sure that this time I’ll remember to bring my wife, Jill, back some of your wonderful Philly Cheesesteaks. If I forget this time I’ll really be in the doghouse.
LIBERAL INTERVIEWER: Mr. Vice President, it’s clear that the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook school really drove home to most Americans that guns are a danger to even the most innocent Americans.
JOE BIDEN: Well, that’s true Joe. And, you know I keep hearing this malarkey about how Barack and I want to take your guns away and, frankly, I don’t know how this stuff gets started. Listen to me! Listen to what I say here! No one, I mean no one is coming to take your guns! People, get real here!
LIBERAL INTERVIEWER: So then, what exactly are you and the president calling for?
JOE BIDEN: What Barack is proposing has nothing to do with the Second Amendment. And, let me say this again! No one is coming to take your guns. All we’re proposing is just much needed, common sense legislation that will make it a federal offense for a private citizen to own a firearm.
LIBERAL INTERVIEWER: Then citizens will not be allowed to own guns…
JOE BIDEN: Hey, hey, now Jacob, don’t try to do me like that. I’ve been at this for a long time, and I won’t play your little games here. What we’re suggesting is that there be a voluntary program whereby citizens have the ability to turn in their firearms. It’s a voluntary program, just like paying your taxes. And, if you do so voluntarily there will be no fines, no jail time but, again, let me make this perfectly clear: it’s a matter of every citizen doing his or her part, and that should happen. So, there won’t be anyone coming for your guns. So, we need to stop talking this nonsense.
LIBERAL INTERVIEWER: Who will be allowed to own firearms?
JOE BIDEN: Well Joel, if you read the Constitution…which, let me tell you something. When I became president I took an oath to uphold the Constitution, and there’s been no better friend to the Constitution than Joe Biden. But, it says right in the Constitution that, and I quote, “The President shall have the right to bypass and/or supersede all laws and amendments when they interfere with his ability to provide for the betterment of the republic.” That’s right in the Constitution, put in there by the Founding Fathers. Look it up. Right now we’re on the verge of insanity… there’s insanity out there. Just the other day we had a shooting – I forget where it was – but, a guy knocked on his neighbor’s door and yells something, joking around, and the guy fires a 12-gauge shotgun through the door and killed him. Who would think to do something that stupid? I mean, c’mon, we need to make sure that only sensible people can legally possess guns…responsible professionals, like professional law enforcement.
LIBERAL INTERVIEWER: What’s your message to those who claim their gun is their means of protection?
JOE BIDEN: Look Jake, why would any average citizen need a gun? I mean, that’s why we have police and Secret Service people to protect us. Why would you need to own a firearm? Let the Secret Service people…they’re trained professionals, let them do their job, for Christ sake.
LIBERAL INTERVIEWER: Now, some will say that people who have concealed carry permits have also undergone training similar to the training that police and…
JOE BIDEN: C’mon Jack, are you trying to tell me that an average Joe that undergoes some training classes is the same as a professional law officer? C’mon, you’re smarter than that. Does the average citizen have a police hat? A whistle? Of course not. These guys and gals – our brave professional law officers who are out there everyday keeping the streets safe in cities like Detroit, Chicago, and right here in Cleveland – they’re not just average citizens, they’re professionals. You start putting guns in the hands of everyday citizens and you’ll end up with more and more like this Dorner guy out in California who was going around shooting cops. Look, the American people are clamoring for there to be tighter laws to keep guns out of the hands of everyday people, and that’s why I’m out here going city to city doing interviews and talking with people to try to convince them to support us.
LIBERAL INTERVIEWER: Well, thank you for being with us today Mr. Vice President.
JOE BIDEN: No, thank you Jason.