Biden Blows Garlic Reaction, says ‘Broken Gun Laws Need Fix,’ But Wait…

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Biden Blows Garlic Reaction, says ‘Broken Gun Laws Need Fix,’ But Wait…
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U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Former Vice President and 2020 Democrat hopeful Joe Biden may have once again unintentionally inserted foot in mouth when he reacted to the Sunday mass shooting at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, Calif.—a state with possibly the strictest gun laws in the nation—by tweeting, “How many more families will have to lose a loved one before we fix our broken gun laws? We must take action, starting with real reform,” according to Fox News.

With its strict gun control laws—all passed in a state by lawmakers who claimed each new restriction was designed to “fix” and “reform” a “broken gun law”—California legislators, Biden and some of his equally-exploitive competitors evidently don’t get it, critics could say. Restrictive Golden State gun control laws cannot prevent criminals from committing crimes or prevent madmen from causing mayhem. The career politician now clinging to a lead in the Democrat primary race as Wednesday evening's second debate looms famously once suggested firing a shotgun into the air as a way to frighten burglars away.

Former Vice President Joe Biden reacted to shooting in state with toughest gun laws by saying more gun laws are needed. (Screen capture, YouTube, CBS, CTM)

Biden, and California Sen. Kamala Harris, who as the state attorney general before she moved up the political food chain used to enforce those gun laws, may have some explaining to do.

The site of the Garlic Festival is a “gun-free zone” and people are checked with metal detectors before being allowed to enter. But the alleged gunman, who was fatally shot by police within a minute of opening fire, apparently cut through a chain link fence to get around security measures and violate the gun restriction. He may not be the only suspect, authorities have indicated.

Among the dead is a 6-year-old child identified as Stephen Luciano Romero. A dozen people were injured.

A 13-year-old witness to the shooting, identified by Fox News as Evenny Reyes of Gilroy, reportedly told the Mercury News, “It was like the movies — everyone was crying, people were screaming.”

The suspected killer has been identified as 19-year-old Santino William Legan, according to CBS News. He allegedly used an unidentified rifle in the attack.

The scene of the shooting is in a county where, according to researcher and author John Lott, founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center, average citizens have a difficult time obtaining a concealed carry permit. Lott said Santa Clara County has only 113 active carry permits in a population with some 1.5 million adults. But even if more people had permits, they would have been unable to carry at the Garlic Festival because of the firearms prohibition.

Harris and another anti-gun Democrat running for the party nomination, Sen. Cory Booker both talked about an “epidemic of gun violence.” If that is so, this epidemic broke out in the “hospital” environment of California, where gun laws are so restrictive that even ammunition purchases require background checks. The state has steadily eroded gun rights for many years.

Virtually every Democrat now running for the party nomination has espoused some sort of gun control scheme, from national licensing and registration to bans on so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines.” Fox News noted that “Gun control has been a key issue for Democrats and many have laid out plans on how they will approach the issue.”

The quick police response by officers who were already on the scene providing security reinforced the argument that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” That observation was first made by now-embattled National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.


About Dave WorkmanDave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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DaveW

DemWits can not think logically. They keep doing the same things over and over to solve social problems like drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, Big Gulps, guns, etc. Problems we face arise out of hopelessness on the part of the disenfranchised, loss of freedom and rights by all. We, as a people have watched communism’s heavy handed control of their people. They have executed people who tried to escape to reach freedom and rights. We have been experiencing a growing yoke around our necks, and we are growing frustrated at a government which lives the high life while telling us how to… Read more »

DaveW
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DaveW

My guns are not broken, so nothing about them needs to be fixed.

StLPro2A
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StLPro2A

A politician with a law never stops a bad guy with a gun.
He only controls the good guys, which is his true agenda.

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

I wonder if that certain element that always pushes for more and more restrictive gun laws will ever really understand that making more laws to regulate criminal non-law abiding citizens will never work because they pay no attention to laws. Something about that FACT must be very difficult to learn because restrictive gun laws more or less started in the 1920’s. That’s right over 90 years ago and they have not gotten it right yet. During the bloody twentieth century (the bloodiest century in mankind’s history) nation after nation throughout Europe and Asia passed registration of all firearms under the… Read more »

Vern
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Vern

No matter how much truth about firearms is put out in the public, those on the left prefer to believe lies.

Will
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Will

Because the truth don’t fit their agenda !

Reloader7
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Reloader7

Joe Biden has been in the United States Senate for how long making laws? All of a sudden the laws he spent all of those years making are broken? Now he says as if elected President he will fix all the broken laws. You wouldn’t fix your broken laws as vice president, why would anyone think you would fix anything as President? Answer this Joe, what new law do you honestly believe will make the criminals stop committing crimes? When are you going to punish the criminals instead of everyone else with your new laws. Try this approach to see… Read more »

Firewagon
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Firewagon

Biden, Scrumer, Pelosick, Feinstein, et. al. ad infinitum continue to moan and wail with gnashing of teeth that some “Assault Rifle Ban” is required to stop the killing of our children! What unadulterated, unintelligent, unmitigated ignorance. Except that their ‘true’ agenda has nothing to do with TRUTH. Truth would have them telling everyone that hammers and fists kill more people every year than ANY rifle, “assault or otherwise!” Biden wants to take President Trump behind the gym and punch him in the mouth – how’s he gunna do that after he and his coterie of concerned for the innocent BAN… Read more »

Will
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Will

Ol Shotgun Joe.Still crazy after all these years.

Circle8
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Circle8

When Creepy Joe was obozo’s lap dog he announced to the public if they heard a strange noise or had a prowler the homeowner should take a shotgun, walk outside and shoot into the air. He stated that would scare them off. Is this senile old man for real? Can he spell SAFETY? Now he says that broken gun laws need to be fixed. I have a better suggestion Creepy Joe. Why didn’t you during your eight years as a lap dog just ENFORCE THE ONES WE HAVE? You and your master were too busy trying to import more illegals… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@C8, I occurs to me that normal people do not want to go to Washington, District of Corruption and live in that hell. Normal people want normal jobs, normal neighbors, normal families, and normal lives. So they don’t go. Thus normal Americans will never get normal representation!

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Anyone who legislated or enforces treasonous laws depriving American citizens of their GOD GIVEN RIGHT AND MANDATE TO BE ARMED AND TO DEFEND ONE’S SELF IS JUST A GUILTY OF MURDER AS THE KILLER IS. Murder by proxy is still murder. They are accountable and culpable for the deaths of the three deceased and the 15 who were wounded. They are also culpable and accountable for the reckless endangerment of the lives of everyone who was present. Someday some good lawyer is going to accept a case that reflects this. Until the government and enforcement actually upholds their oath of… Read more »

ralph
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ralph

In the latter 1960s, I worked in Washington DC. The old Washington Daily News ran an article that suggested that since 40% of crimes involved firearms they should be banned. I wrote a response which was published that asked why not consider the ethnicity of the perps in gun crimes as an indication re where the problem lay. I incidentally had been keeping stats for several months and included the comment that 98% of crimes in Washington, DC involved Black perps (race of perp was an inherent part of the news, then) , why not ban them? I regret that… Read more »

tomcat
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tomcat

All Biden is doing is repeating the old rehashed standard statements because he can’t think of anything new to say. He is a washed up has been that never was. Obumer drug him along just to prevent Obumer from being assassinated knowing that not even criminals would want Biden for president. For eight years they kept him out of the public’s view so he didn’t say something he shouldn’t. Now he is on his own except for his wife who is holding the reins and making him backtrack on things. Expect more from this buffoon.

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

Two VERY IMPORTANT gun laws MUST be passed. Both of these laws MUST agree and not over ride the Constitution and it REAFIRMATION that Americans – HAVE THE RIGHT to DEFEND OURSELVES. Plus the Supreme Court Judges also stated; “The Police are not responsible for an individuals safety. The individual IS RESPONSIBLE for their OWN safety. 1.) Remove all “gun free zones”. These equate/equal “TARGET ENRICHED ENVIRONMENTS”. 2.) Make EVERY State in the United States a WILL ISSUE State. This “may issue” is tantamount to a SELF DEFENSE PROHIBITION. It IS the RIGHT of Americans to be armed – –… Read more »

Camotim
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Camotim

Gun control and gun free zones sure do work, dont they? Nevada has some very strict gun control. Not as bad as KKKalifornia but getting there.

Will
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Will

That really surprises me because I thought just a few years back that NV was going the way of AZ.

catmsfa
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catmsfa

We don’t have strict gun control in Nevada. The only recently stupid law passed was based on a referendum on background checks on private gun sales, that the Democrats had to change the law two years later (after the referendum passed) to make it legal. All the Sheriffs in Nevada recently signed a letter stating they refused to enforce it. The Democrat controlled legislature also shoved through a “Red Flag Law”, Bump Stock restriction, and some crap about storing your guns. Other than those laws Nevada has pretty liberal (excuse the pun) gun laws. We can own just about any… Read more »

willyd
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willyd

Just remember Biden is the one who said firea couple of rounds off the back porch that will scare them off, RIGHT JOEY BOY!!!!!!!!!

MikeRoss
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MikeRoss

We don’t need to know his name, just call him a loser, or a coward.

Whatzit
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Whatzit

I’m surprised that the article didn’t feature a full-screen picture of the killer.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

This was found on the internet so believe it or don”t . He is Italian / Iranian . Does that disqualify him as being white ?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Mike Ross, I agree, but it is hard to forget his name because he has been in DNC politics for fifty years.

Jeff
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Jeff

Everyone should realize by now the anti-gunners always return to the same talking points, no matter how specious and not matter how many times debunked. Facts and reason do not get in the way of liberals coming for our guns.

At best, the anti Second Amendment crowd just wants to feel better — that is, morally superior, about themselves. At worst, they want the population defenseless.

jmb1911
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jmb1911

A very tragic incident and senseless loss of life. Sadly the anti groups and pols will use shooting as another reason to pass more gun control laws that in their words and thinking will either prevent or stop another shooting like this one. Instead of blaming an inanimate object ( firearm) the anti’s should be focusing on how the shooter who was shot dead by the police. The shooter cut a wire in the fence to avoid security as this was a gun free zone, Bien has put his foot in his mouth once again, as he did previously when… Read more »

joefoam
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joefoam

The gun control talking point boxes were all checked and yet there was a shooting. Perhaps we are looking at the wrong boxes.

Huapakechi
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Huapakechi

A study of crime, corruption, and mass shootings could well reveal that the primary factor in every category is the democrat party domination of the municipality for decades if not a century or more.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

“How many more families will have to lose a loved one before we fix our broken gun laws? We must take action, starting with real reform,”
From the Biden Report
Biden is as out of touch with reality as is Muller.

Rock
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Rock

I will bet those 113 active carry permits are close FRIENDS or those that donated heavily to a Dems in the election of the Democrat in charge of issuing those permits… Bets…. Bets ?????
1.5 MILLION adults and only 113 permits, that’s .00075%….. 113 special Democrats for sure, we need a check into the political party each of those 113 are registered with. Guaranteed “rigged” issue…

John
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John

A mentally deranged person shoots up a place and the best the dems have is “more controls on everyone else”.

Yep, the democrat socialist way!

Huapakechi
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Huapakechi

Those controls and laws are not to eliminate or disarm the vicious, criminal, or pure crazy. They’re intended to eliminate the rights of law abiding citizens.

JoeUSooner
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JoeUSooner

Such flawed “reasoning” really is a shining example of Liberals’ very best problem-solving skills… yet not a single Democrat will publicly admit that fact. Precisely because their hidden agenda demands the outright and complete disarmament of all private citizens – at ANY cost (including ignoring or outright destruction of the Constitution).

nrringlee
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nrringlee

The real question is this: do you hold our founding virtues and values dear or are you an unknowing product of progressive education and progressive propaganda. How do you know the difference? If you answer “all of the above” when asked which of the major political parties in the US are progressive in nature you have broken through the matrix and are finally on a path of self-liberation.

Huapakechi
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Huapakechi

There is only one major political party in washington, that being big government. The democrat and republican factions are engaged in an eternal kabuki theater to distract the voters from the incremental elimination of their rights by the bureaucrat class. They were collectively horrified by the election of Trump, who was not a “made man” of either party and had no blackmail or criminal leverage for them to utilize to reign in or manipulate him. The fact that he is well on his way to fulfilling his campaign promises is another thing they cannot tolerate as the voters will expect… Read more »

nrringlee
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nrringlee

Here is finally a gem of truth from the SF Chronicle, of all places: “Santino William Legan, a Bay Area native who lived in Walker Lake, Nev., legally bought the WASR-10 semiautomatic rifle with a detachable magazine at Big Mikes Gun and Ammo in Fallon (Churchill County) on July 9, less than three weeks before Sunday’s shooting, the official said.” Legan was a Nevada resident who bought a firearm under Nevada law in Nevada. He then went back to his ancestral homeland of Kalifornia where he shot folks. My guess is that as a product of the Bay Area, and… Read more »

Some guy
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Some guy

One question. Are you an American, or a democrat?
Once we begin to operate every facet of our lives, personal and professional guided by this core principal, the recovery begins.

Paul71
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Paul71

The blame for these mass shootings are these liberal politicians period. They are so concerned with getting elected that they will say or do anything to achieve their goals . They are not the voice of the people , they speak for themselves and the people that are stupid enough to vote for them believe them . One day they support something the next they are against the same . What ever happens to be convenient for them. They are trying to abolish the 1st , 2nd , and fourth amendments . It seems the only people in this country… Read more »

Jeff
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Jeff

I think the media plays a big part as well. By sensationalizing each mass shooting, the act becomes more appealing to certain troubled people. But the media are interested in ratings and want to promote the anti-gun agenda. Don’t count on them showing any restraint, ever.

Whatzit
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Whatzit

Politicians of both parties are pretty much the same – same product, different box. Most are progressives (communists). All of them key in to certain groups of people (either left or right) by using specific catch-phrases that those groups like to hear. Once elected, all of them do the same things – chip away at our God-given rights. The move is toward globalism, and like it or not (I don’t), that’s where we are all going. Unless we wake up, stop playing the media-driven partisan political game, and start fighting back, we are going to lose all of our rights… Read more »