Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden got into a heated and profanity-laced argument over guns with a Michigan plant worker Tuesday, arguing over “AR-14s.”
A worker at a Fiat-Chrysler auto plant in Detroit accused the former vice president of being anti-Second Amendment and wanting to take Americans’ guns away.
“You are actively trying to infringe our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms,” the worker said.
Biden used an expletive to tell the worker he was “full of” it and hushed an aide who was trying to end the conversation.
“You’re full of sh– … I support the Second Amendment,” Biden shot back, stressing he’s not going to take guns away. But “the Second Amendment — just like right now, if you yell ‘fire,’ that’s not free speech.”
“I have a shotgun, I have a 20-gauge, a 12-gauge,” Biden said. “You’re not allowed to own [just] any weapon. I’m not taking your gun away at all. You need 100 rounds?”
The man appeared to dismiss Biden’s sudden support for gun ownership rights and again claimed, “You said you’re going to take our guns away.”
RNC Rapid Response Director posted the heated exchange on Twitter:
“I did not say that,” Biden replied sternly.
Biden earlier told the workers, “You made me a hero when I was getting a lot of heat for the bailout, the rescue … You guys saved management. Management didn’t save you.” He also called the workers, “The best damn workers in the world.”
Biden was previously condemned for apparently offering former presidential contender Beto O’Rourke a gun control role in his administration in a pre-Super Tuesday rally. O’Rourke said last year on the campaign trail, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”