On Tuesday, Joe Biden was in another altercation at a campaign stop. When confronted about gun rights, Biden immediately went after the individual. He said that he supports gun rights and names several firearms that he owns. Those around Biden attempted to shutdown the altercation, to no avail.
The man who approaches Biden brings up Biden’s attempts to enact gun control. This is probably a reference to Biden and his statements about appointing Beto O’Rourke to lead gun legislation in his administration. O’Rourke, a former candidate for the Democratic nomination, has made no secret that he wishes to outlaw firearms. This is a major focus for all gun owners.
Biden says in the video that there is no reason for someone to need 100 rounds. He also refers to “assault rifles” as AR-14. The man confronting Biden specifically calls out how these guns are semi-automatic, making them similar to handguns or other rifles. You can see the exchange in the video below.
WATCH: "You’re full of sh*t," @JoeBiden tells a man who accused him of "actively trying to end our Second Amendment right."
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) March 10, 2020
Altercations are becoming the norm for Biden now. He had an exchange with a voter in Iowa that has drawn attention in December. In New Hampshire, he called a voter a long list of names. Last week, he needed his wife to fend off protestors who attempted to storm the stage at one of his events. He also faced protesters yesterday in Detroit, leading him to accuse them of attempting to act like they were at a Trump rally.
It continues to highlight that Democratic voters are not happy with Biden. He may be their front runner, but he is not their first choice. The only positive is that the only gaffe Biden has made in the last few days is the reference to an AR-14 instead of the actual name of AR-15. This is a positive for the Democrats, but not without some planning.
Back in August, the plan was to scale back events and have less talking to prevent gaffes. The Washington Post is reporting that is exactly what is happening. It’s probably the best move for Democrats who will suffer with the way Biden has been performing. There’s a general consensus that Biden potentially has some cognitive issues.
This latest altercation comes as Michigan voters are heading to the polls to vote in the primary. Recent polls have Biden surging above Sanders in support in Michigan. The most recent shows Biden at +19 over Sanders. National polls also show Biden with a strong lead over President Trump, if you believe those poll numbers.
Democrats need a strong showing from Biden in Michigan to attempt to unite the party behind him. They also need a time without gaffes and altercations. It’s something Biden is struggling to deliver.
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