Sunday, September 21, 2008

Historically Anti-Gun Biden Suddenly Clinging to His Guns

Getting back into news after a day off and this story qualifies as light and humorous Sunday reading. In a speech in southwestern Virginia, Joe Biden suddenly started clinging to his guns:
I guarantee you Barack Obama ain't taking my shotguns, so don't buy that malarkey," Biden said Saturday at the United Mine Workers of America's annual fish fry in Castlewood, Virginia. "Don't buy that malarkey. They're going to start peddling that to you."

Biden told the crowd that he himself is a gun owner. "I got two," Biden said, "if he tries to fool with my Beretta, he's got a problem.
Future definitions of political pandering should point to the above quote as example number one. Is he serious?

As Tapper at ABC news (the above link) and Glenn at Instapundit (a noted gun-rights advocate) are quick to point out, Biden has historically gotten an "F" from the NRA in terms of supporting gun rights.

After Obama's infamous "rural people are bitter and cling to guns and religion" quote, is this really the time for the Democrats to have found religion (excuse the expression) about gun rights? Do they want an excuse for this to become a campaign ad:

If you listen near the end, you can hear the instructor say "you are pretty much dead center". There's a difference between images like this (from the video):

and images like this:

and this:

You can almost hear the McCain camp now...please, please, please put Biden out in a field in full camo.

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