Joe Biden says he’s counting on “legitimate news media” to push gun control package

Vice President Joe Biden thinks he and his gun control plan have been victimized by the media.

During a press conference on gun safety in Philadelphia on Monday, he asserted that certain media outlets were attempting to “misrepresent” the proposed assault weapons bans as unconstitutional.

“To be very blunt with you, we’re counting on all of you, the legitimate news media to cover these discussions because the truth is that times have changed,” Biden said.

Biden explained that this isn’t the first time in his political career he’s been ‘wrongfully’ attacked for proposing an assault weapons bans. According to Biden, when he ran for Senator, “a lot of money was spent saying I was taking away everyone’s shotgun.”

“Well, that’s a bunch of malarkey,” Biden concluded, trying to score points by using what is apparently his catchphrase now. ”I know that’s a word that you’ve never heard before, although it’s now in the dictionary.”

The Vice President claimed the Obama administration’s gun control package doesn’t actually violate the Second Amendment.

“The social media that exists out there, the tragedies that have occurred, the Supreme Court decision affirming that its an individual right to bear arms — all give a lie to the argument that what we’re trying to do is somehow unconstitutional, or somehow goes after the legitimate right to own and bear arms and to hunt and protect yourselves,” Biden added.

Watch Biden’s comments below.

Comments

Comments

  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    “legitimate news media” translated means the official new agencies that they approve of in Russia its called PRAVDA (:
    People better wake up and see what Obamas real plans and communist ideas are and what he wants too do to this country. Just research his feelings on his communist up bring and all of his parents and family and friends that are communist.. His mother was a founding member of the little red church on the hill , Hell his Banner of his face even reminds me of Stalin or Lenin’s political banners and portraits always shaded on the right side of their faces and surrounded by red ..
    Just research Obamas life long dislike of the Constitution and his ideas to improve on that..
    Obama is a plain clothes Communist pure and simple go read his book Dreams of my father and you will quickly understand why hew had Winston Churchill’s bust removed on day one.. And you will have a better idea for his plans for use as a free people..

  2. Eric Coddington says:

    Communist Run under the cover of Dem party not all but-
    1. Why the push to disarm Citizens
    2. Why the attacks on truth and massive lies.
    3. Why the efforts to stop Media like Fox news etc ..
    4. Why the push for power to rule Citizens not serve as
    elected members once voted into office?
    -are bad but some have lost their way!

    1. Peter Kuttler says:

      Disarm? So you don’t consider a shotgun for example as a weapon. You need assault weapons right? To defend against who? An army? In this case why not allow some more powerful weapons? I would like a rocket launcher please ? Why is this communist government restricting my freedoms? So silly.

Polititainment

Brazile says she brings 'realism' to TV
Democratic National Committee Vice Chairwoman Donna Brazile is a real life actor who brings “realism” to your living room and she wants you to know it. The New York Times published a letter by Brazile Wednesday that was apparently in response to a NYT critic who dinged Valerie Jarrett’s recent appearance on “The Good Wife.” The […]
Stewart: How a bill becomes an ad

Jon Stewart observed Tuesday night that, although Congress doesn’t pass many laws these days, all those bills don’t go to waste—instead they are reborn into campaign ads slamming opponents for not voting on something.

Stewart wants to move 'home' to England

Jon Stewart is having second thoughts about the whole “American independence from Britain” thing.

Colbert: Obama is stealing Bush's lines

Colbert observed Monday night that some of Obama's recent comments on ISIS and Iraq seem a little familiar.

Liberal lobbying firm makes ‘Bibi-Yoncé’

If you’ve ever thought that the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reminded you a lot of a Beyoncé song, liberal Middle East lobbying group J Street has the internet campaign for you!

White House

Holder resigns with 26 percent approval rating, making him third least popular Obama cabinet member

Attorney General Eric Holder’s dismal 26 percent approval rating as he steps down from his duties still leaves him as only the third least popular Obama administration official to resign.

Barack Obama doesn’t celebrate National Coffee Day. He celebrates tee time.

Look. We get it. The president gave his coffee salute, The Semper Latte, just days ago, recent enough to use for National Coffee Day jokes from dusk 'til decaf. But aren't we missing an opportunity here?

U.S. Grants $450M to Community Colleges To Link Job Training To Employers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden announced almost a half-billion dollars of grants Monday to community colleges working with employers on job training. Linking training to industry demand is key to the Obama administration’s strategy for improving wages and reducing unemployment. Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts and Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley Technical College received the […]
WH: Secret Service’s ‘task is incredible’
THE HILL – The White House said Sunday it remained confident in the Secret Service despite news that the agency didn’t realize for five days that bullets had hit the White House in a 2011 shooting incident. “I know the Secret Service is on top of this and they will take every necessary step to correct […]
Even hardcore left states don’t believe Obama is doing a good job
President Obama is facing more bad approval ratings, but this time they are coming from states that used to be his biggest fans. Just 39 percent of registered voters in New York responded to a new Marist College poll that they believed Obama was doing an “excellent” or “good” job. This is the lowest level […]

Congress

Lawmakers react to Secret Service resignation

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson tendered her resignation Wednesday in the wake of news of multiple security breaches and testimony before Congress this week.

John Boehner: Obamacare 'has to go'

In an interview with USA TODAY Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner affirmed that Obama's championed but disastrous Affordable Care Act "has to go."

McCain: Rand Paul 'trusts me' in military matters

McCain thinks he would wield a great deal of influence over a potential President Paul, “particularly on the military side of things.”

Rep introduces bill to ban porn on gov. computers
Most people wouldn’t think to browse porn at work, but then again, most people aren’t federal employees. Earlier this year it was discovered that one EPA official had been browsing pornography for two to six hours a day while at work and now Rep. Mark Meadows, (R-N.C.) has introduced a bill explicitly “prohibit[ing] the access […]
DWS repeated 'back of his hand' line
Apparently when Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz finds a phrase she likes she is going to repeat it, no matter how offensive. For the second time within the past month, footage of the DNC chairwoman has surfaced in which she accused a Republican governor of giving women “the back of his hand.” Republican Super […]