Joe Biden: Hero Who Ended Texas Rampage Shouldn’t Have Had His Gun

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National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Most Americans consider Stephen Willeford a hero for bravely ending the rampage of a crazed murderer at a Texas church … but not former Vice President Joe Biden.

During a national television appearance last Monday, Biden dismissed the Texan’s valorous actions, going so far as to say he shouldn’t have been carrying the AR-15 he used to stop the killer.

Biden, who is eyeing a presidential run in 2020, appeared on the Today show and took questions from the audience.

A young woman named Brianna asked him, “So with the tragedy that just happened in Texas, my question is, how do you justify the Democratic view on gun control when the shooter was stopped by a man who was legally licensed to carry a gun?”

It’s a fair question, given that the Democratic Party Platform labels AR-15s like the one Mr. Willeford used to defend his community “weapons of war” that must be taken “off our streets.” 

And true to form, Biden completely ignored the fact that Willeford used his rifle to save innocent lives.

“Well, first all,” Biden replied without hesitation, “the kind of gun being carried, he shouldn’t be carrying.”

Biden then went on to explain how he himself wrote the federal “assault weapons” ban in effect from 1994 to 2004. 

Yet Willeford himself has stressed that the type of firearm he used was a key factor in stopping the threat. “If I had run out of the house with a pistol and faced a bulletproof vest and kevlar and helmets,” he said in an interview, “it might have been futile.” 

“Number two,” Biden continued, “it’s just rational to say, certain people shouldn’t have guns. Now the fact that some people with guns are legally able to acquire a gun, and they turn out to be crazy after the fact, that’s life, and there’s nothing you can do about that. But we can save a lot of lives, and we’ve stopped tens of thousands of people who shouldn’t have guns from getting guns.”

Biden’s second point, given the question asked, was incoherent or non-responsive. Either Biden was suggesting Stephen Willeford was crazy and shouldn’t have had a gun, or he was simply pivoting to a familiar gun control talking point to deflect the uncomfortable fact that he had just suggested that Willeford shouldn’t have had access to the AR-15 that he used to end the Sutherland Springs shooting.

By all accounts, Stephen Willeford is an exemplary gun owner. He is an NRA member and has been certified as an NRA instructor, and his ability to deliver a precise, crime-ending shot in a high-stress encounter was the result of regular training and target practice. A neighbor described him as “a very good guy, very big Christian … the nicest man on the planet” and a person who “would do anything for anyone around here.” Nothing indicates Stephen Willeford is “crazy” or the type of person who shouldn’t lawfully be able to own any sort of firearm he wants. 

Biden’s more general point – that even some legal gun owners can later resort to bad behavior – has no relevance to the situation in Texas.

The murderer was not a legal gun owner, and he did not obtain his crime guns legally. Thanks to a bureaucratic screw-up – exactly the sort of human fallibility that no law can cure – the criminal history information that would have disqualified the killer was never reported to the background check system. In other words, the very system that gun-control proponents seek to expand to all firearm transfers failed in exactly the situation where it might have done some good.

It says something about Joe Biden and his brand of politics that he is incapable of recognizing American heroism and goodness when it conflicts with his preordained agenda. 

Two men had similar firearms on that awful day in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The assailant had obtained his gun in defiance of the law, as bad men usually do. If Joe Biden had his way, the good guy who stopped him wouldn’t have had his gun at all. 

And make no mistake, if Stephen Willeford can’t own a gun in Joe Biden’s America, none of the rest of us would make the cut, either.

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  • 25 thoughts on “Joe Biden: Hero Who Ended Texas Rampage Shouldn’t Have Had His Gun

    1. What do we expect from a guy who tells women to get their shotgun and fire it out the front door into the sky when they feel threatened?

    2. Just another one that never earned a dollar that was not in the form of a government check. What a pitiful existence.
      I agree with Joe Martin, Obumer put him in there as insurance that no one would blow Obumer’s head off because we would have to put up with a total moron for president. He is a legend in his own mind.

    3. Biden has spent most of his time in DSC molesting women and collecting favors. He is just another scumbag who should be in jail with both clintons. Biden wants to run for president in 2020. Another sex crazed idiot. Best-selling author Ronald Kessler wrote about Biden’s problem with female agents in his book “The First Family Detail”. Read this book to see why a sleaze bag is named Biden.

    4. Biden is and always has been an idiot. He’s going down soon in this sexual harasser round up too. So don’t worry about this clown that has said more stupid things than smart things in his life and is a known perv and groper.

      1. Joe (had he been present) would not be able to say anything… remember that the active killer was quite successful in his efforts, so Joe would indeed have BEEN a victim!

    5. Please, please stop the conversations with the left; stop the argumentations, they are meaningless! Will it never be understood that the left cares not a rats a** about our well reasoned arguments that will be and are accepted by all rational human beings? The left fears you because it knows that eventually, it will impose tyranny upon the U.S. in the form of a communist regime and then, there you and I will stand, guns in our hands, to oppose them. Understand, they are afraid of we millions, armed to the teeth!!! Please, stop talking to them and try understanding them. Also, spend some time contemplating the 2nd amendment and what it’s true purpose was! When the 2nd goes, they all go!!!!!

      1. @Richard P, but the twenty percent uncommitted in the middle do care about well reasoned arguments. So, we have to keep using reason, facts , and well practiced conversations for them.

        1. ten ring!!!

          Biden will never read what is written here, even if he did he’s such an arrogant arse he’ll ignore it.
          But there nay be a few folks looking about, pondering, wondering.. and these words MIGHT be read and heeded by them. So we mist never be slient. SOMEONE is watching,listening, and needs to hear truth.

    6. This article should be saved so that if he runs for president it can be used to shame this idiot. He won’t get votes from Sutherland Springs. Go away Joe, we don’t need more idiots in Washington it’s already full .

    7. A simple fact remains. The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Too bad that liberals are so badly brainwashed that even when it it happens right before their very eyes, they as requested incapable of recognizing it or admitting it.

    8. Joe should stick with what he does best…..whispering in womens’ ears on stage in front of their husbands. This dude envisions himself as a true ladies’ man. You can bet he’ll be on the list eventually.

    9. Biden is the dumbest SOB in Washington DC. Obama chose him as VP because he knew that even as hated as he was, even the craziest person out there wouldn’t try to assassinate him knowing that the result would be that brain-dead moron Biden becoming President; the only person other than Hillary who would be THE worst possible President.

      1. Very possible as you said !
        But in 2020 you think the idiots came out for Hillary !
        Wait and see the Morons that come out for Slow Joe !
        You got to remember, Some people even liked him !

        1. I think NOT !
          but if so We’ll go down fighting armed to the teeth.
          All because He got elected and not the gun grabbing Hitlery !

        2. @carol, how can creating more jobs; lowering taxes; respecting our Constitutional Civil Rights; and reducing welfare be “out to destroy our country?

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