Biden: I won’t be the first Biden to use ‘guns and rose’
Vice President Joe Biden on Friday called on the United States to “never again be a country that has to put the lives of its citizens in danger to keep people safe” and urged Americans to be more proactive with their weapons.
Biden, speaking to reporters aboard his plane, also spoke about gun violence in the U.S. and said he was a gun owner when he was younger.
He was referencing the mass shooting in Las Vegas in October, which killed 58 people and injured more than 500.
Biden said he is proud of his NRA-certified concealed carry permit.
“I was a hunter in the NRA.
I have a concealed carry license.
I’ve been able to protect myself in a number of ways, both on the job and in the home,” Biden said.
“But I think it’s important that people understand that the vast majority of gun owners who own guns in this country are not criminals.
The vast majority are responsible gun owners.
I think that is a very important distinction to make.
The NRA-sponsored gun violence research group has identified more than 1,500 people who have been killed or injured in gun violence this year, according to the group’s website.
Bidens wife, Jill Biden, has also spoken out on gun violence, tweeting a video on Thursday of the Biden family in a pool of blood.
The family was on vacation in Tahiti, where they visited with the president.
Binacristo was born on Sept. 13, 1949, in Washington, D.C., according to his bio on the website of the National Rifle Association.
He served in the Navy for two years before being assigned to the U,S.