Quote of the Day: Joe Biden Edition

 

“Even if we can only save one life, we have to take action.” – Vice President Biden quoted in Biden Meets With L.E. Officials to Discuss Gun Laws [via AP]

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  1. avatar Anon in CT says:

    Ban privately owned swimming pools NOW!

    1. avatar jkp says:

      oh thank god. I was afraid he was going to ban cars.

      1. avatar Pulatso says:

        These high capacity pools contain far more water than a reasonable person needs to swim.

        1. avatar Totenglocke says:

          You mean high capacity assault pools? Clearly that much water is only used to murder children.

    2. avatar GIPPO says:

      no retractable stocks or diving boards

      1. avatar DrewN says:

        You say that, but when my folks got their pool replastered they had to remove the (awesome) 1 meter springboard and install some kind of stupid, fixed 4 foot plank. Even though there were no minor children with access.

        1. avatar TTACer says:

          Where was that? Do you know if it was a local or state ordinance?

        2. avatar DrewN says:

          Davis, Ca. So it was an exceptionally California part of California. No idea of the origin of the ordinance however. I’m still bitter about it 20 years later though, the springboard was awesome, the plank not so much.

      2. avatar In Memphis says:

        Is the diving board the foot thing that makes you go up?

    3. avatar In Memphis says:

      To all of the pool comments, Connecticut actually has very tough restrictions on pools. You know thoes inflatable ones you get at WalMart for about $200 and are about 3 feet deep? Yep in CT you need to have them or your yard fenced in, regardless of the fact that its your peoperty and you may not have kids. Non-compliance is violation of zonning laws.

      Funny how all the bad crap happens where the laws are tough.

      -CT Native

  2. avatar Totenglocke says:

    Because one life is worth violating the rights of millions!

    Actually Joe, if you really believed that bullshit, you’d end the drone strikes against civilians in the Middle East.

    1. avatar Henry Bowman says:

      True! That’d save both american and foreign lives.

      But, we all know this is what he meant to say: “Even if we can only save one life, we have to take action… unless it negatively impacts bankster profits.”

    2. avatar jwm says:

      Sets his sights kind of low, doesn’t he. He only wants to save 1 life while we’ve been talking about saving hundreds if not thousands of lives.

      1. avatar Taurus609 says:

        +hundreds of thousands!

  3. avatar TTACer says:

    So universal right to carry is on the table, since that is only thing that has been shown to reduce “gun” deaths or “gun” crimes? On a related note, how does an inanimate object die or commit a crime?

    1. avatar Totenglocke says:

      It’ll also find that all cars should be limited to a maximum speed of 30 mph because four times more people die in car accidents than are killed with a gun each year.

      1. avatar In Memphis says:

        Thats a pretty high speed… 30mph. Maybe we should limit it to 10mph or less?

  4. avatar JSIII says:

    What happened to letting 100 guilty men go if it means one innocent goes to jail? Isint his comment kind of you know…the ooposite of that?

  5. avatar Brother Bear says:

    I guess we better ban golfing then….

    “Golfer kills mother-in law with his tee shot on third hole”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1218926/Grandmother-killed-stray-golf-ball-hit-playing-partner.html

    1. avatar WSBS says:

      No, just those evil titanium drivers and jumbo-sized golf bags capable of carrying up to 30 golf balls. Who needs to be able to driver 300+ yds or the ability to lug around all those golf balls?

  6. It is irresponsible to ignore the number of lives saved through DGU’s, and also the additional lives lost in states with poor conceal carry laws due to the lack of the deterrent effect.

    1. avatar Pascal says:

      I ignore you reasoned logical reality, and I will replace it with my more emotional non-scientific non-sensical approach!

      1. avatar Wade says:

        I reject your reality and substitute my own!

    2. avatar Spoons Make You Fat says:

      So when he says “save one life” he WASN’T referring to the people’s right to self-defense? I am so confused.

  7. avatar Pascal says:

    That is how auto manufactures have been forced to install backup cameras in 2014 in most all vehicles although NHTSA testified in front of congress that they believe it would save no lives. The chance of saving a life is zero, but the rally cry of “Even if we can only save one life, we have to take action.” makes the irrational emotional argument including the testimony of one parent who through their own fault ran over and killed their own child testified in tears.

    So, in 2014 in certain cars you will pay between $600 and $1400 more for a device that even NHTSA says will save no lives.

    Welcome to the new normal where emotions trump reason, logic, evidence and all known means of critical thinking — just so we can feel good!.

    1. avatar TTACer says:

      I don’t think that is new. In fact, if 2007 called me and asked me to make “___ year called” joke about your new normal statement I would have said that a year between 1999 and 2002 had called.

    2. avatar In Memphis says:

      Back up cameras in my opinion are utterly useless and if anything unsafe.

      A well trained and experienced driver may use them to see what is directly behind them but then default to using their mirrors. A not so experienced driver will just watch the TV and miss everything that is coming from off camera.

      I worked for an ambulance service that had them in all of the ambulances and almost everyone watched only the TV. That camera only showed the rear bumper to about 2 1/2 feet out, nothing more. Goodluck in court explaining why you didnt see that child running behind you from the side of your vehicle.

  8. avatar David says:

    I reject your reality and substitute my own! The guys on either side of Biden in the picture have the look on their faces that says, “What the ?!*& did he just say?”

    1. avatar Taurus609 says:

      I had to go back and look at the picture again….you’re right!

  9. avatar Chris says:

    So glad Biden is in charge, the guy says the dumbest things that people do not listen to him. If the final report is knee jerk crap like this people won’t buy it.

    If they were smart they would chisel away at the rights instead of trying to destroy them in on large strike. But they only want it to look like they care.

  10. avatar Silver says:

    Same can be said of banning cars. And elevators. And Stairs.

    I win. You lose.

    FOAD.

  11. avatar Crooked Records says:

    This photo should be in a caption contest. The people sitting next to Biden have a worried look on their face like “what the hell is he about to say that is going to ruin my carrier” ha ha….

    oops just noticed David beat me to that idea…classic…

    1. avatar C. Walther says:

      +1

      I support this plan.

  12. avatar Mark says:

    You want to save lives Joe? Eliminate “gun free zones” and arm teachers so these criminals get stopped and the rest of them realize they don’t get easy access to a murder zone.

    1. avatar Ike says:

      If it saves one life, it will be worth it!

  13. avatar scottlac says:

    Even the guys on his left and right are looking at him like, “Did he just use that logical fallacy out loud, in public, again?”

  14. avatar GS650G says:

    If this guy is considering a white house run in 4 years this is a hell of a way to start off.

    1. avatar Taurus609 says:

      I think Obama put him in charge of this, so when it fails, everyone will blame him. And he (Biden) won’t run against Hillary in the primaries in 2015!

  15. avatar Nate says:

    What LE Officials is he meeting with? I have a feeling they are cherry picked ones against CCW etc from states/cities with stringent gun control laws.

    1. avatar Kelly in GA says:

      I think Philly and Chicago are included.

  16. avatar Tommy Knocker says:

    In the last couple of days I have heard of 5 car pile ups of more than 20 cars and multiple deaths. Yet not one word from Crazy Joe or his boss.

    1. avatar scottlac says:

      Because no one threatens potential tyrants with cars.

    2. avatar In Memphis says:

      Just the other day my partner and I pulled up on a wreck at an overpass on a major highway. Guy fell asleep behind the weel, took out one car with a mother and baby inside and landed on his roof in the center lane.

      He FELL ASLEEP! No big deal though. People who operate firearms within the rules are wayyyy more dangerous than tired drivers.

      People on the roads below are lucky he didnt clear the overpass when he flipped. Also lucky that three ambulances were there right when it happened

  17. avatar daveR says:

    Glad to see that my Federal government knows what’s best.

    Makes me feel better when I pay my taxes.

  18. avatar speedracer5050 says:

    It’s “Jumping Joe Biden”!!!
    What more can you say??

  19. avatar Josh Wood says:

    Good ole Machine Gun Joe. What would we do without his infinite knowledge of guns. I can’t wait to see him suit up and come to my door to collect my deadly assault rifle.

  20. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    Here is a quote from the source article, “… Biden met Thursday with Cabinet members and law enforcement officials from around the country. He said he wanted to meet with the group, which included representatives of at least a dozen law enforcement organizations, because they ‘know better than anyone else what’s needed out there.'”

    Biden didn’t include any advocates for citizens’ rights in that group. How shameful.

  21. avatar Josh Wood says:

    How fortunate are we to have this idiot heading up the task force or whatever. Yay. Come on by brother. I’d be honored to hand him my AR personally.

  22. avatar Rob says:

    Even if we only save one life? Hmmmm……

    Ban cigarettes, alcohol, cars, peanuts, sharp knives, fatty foods, electricity, pharmaceuticals, swimming, running, biking, walking, ice puddles, construction, airplanes, box fans, rope, tall buildings, WAR, blunt objects and whatever else may save one life at the expense of others.

    1. avatar Angel says:

      Don’t give them any more ideas. They’re already banning soda in NY.

  23. avatar blahpony says:

    At least Joe is important enough for a custom name plate.

    Oh wait…

    1. avatar In Memphis says:

      Haha I just saw it…

      “The Vice President”

      Hes so unknown that his name wasnt enough. Glad it wasnt followed by “of The United States of America”

      Heres your sign… err um nametag.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        His handlers were just reminding him of his job title. He probably needs to be retrained after every coffee break.

        More and more I have the feeling that a new AWB is going nowhere.

        1. avatar In Memphis says:

          Jwm, thanks for the laugh.

          I am hopeful on your later statement. Thinking about the front runners in gun control, Biden, DiFi and Ms Shoulder Thang it dosnt look good, for them.

  24. avatar RockThisTown says:

    No, let’s not ban cars to save one life. What we should do instead is mandate that manufacturers install NASCAR-style roll cages, front & rear clips, bladder-encased fuel tanks, roof flaps, and steel & foam energy reduction barriers on every street, road & highway. Also, mandate that every occupant of every vehicle wear a 5-pt seat harness, fire suit and ANSI-approved helmet. Doing all of this would save more than one life, and all I ask, Mr. Biden, is that you (not the taxpayer or consumer) pay for it all.

    Or we could encase everything and all people on earth in Nerf-foam so that no one is ever hurt again. Biden can pay for that, too.

    1. avatar gagblue says:

      It seems Biden has Nerf-foam between his ears.

  25. avatar Henrik says:

    Many psychologists say that one of the big problems are media saturation of these events and the resulting copycats.

    We should limit the first amendment and censor all newspapers and media outlets. If we could save one person it would be worth it.

    hehe

  26. avatar Sanchanim says:

    That is the most frightening thing I have heard from a politician! Ever!!!

  27. avatar Contrarian says:

    For any trying to actually understand suggested reading:
    http://www.prweb.com/releases/school-shootings/psychiatric-drugs/prweb10257504.htm

    “In determining what would prompt a person to commit such brutal and senseless crimes, the press must ask the right questions, including: What, if any, prescribed psychotropic drugs the perpetrator may have been on (or in withdrawal from).”
    “Nearly every mass school shooting has involved a minor under the influence of psychiatric drugs…”

  28. avatar SCS says:

    Huh, to bad they removed the higher functioning part of his brain.

  29. avatar Aharon says:

    Rumor has it that when Joey was a baby his mother accidentally dropped him on his head.

  30. avatar WSBS says:

    This is the guy who sponsored the original Gun-Free Zone Act, which has enabled every single one of these rampage killing sprees, save one, I’m sure he’s gonna be real objective concerning any solutions that don’t include violating law-abiding citizen’s freedoms protected under the Second Amendment. Only place Biden should have at the table is in the bathroom, washing the blood off his hands.

  31. avatar Sammy says:

    Doctors are deadlier than guns.

  32. avatar Eric says:

    If we can get one more criminal off of the streets, its worth getting rid of Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. Same logic right?

  33. avatar Randy Drescher says:

    Thats been the brady cry for years. If only one life is saved, just don’t touch our criminal safe zones, because a life must be saved by giving up guns, not by zone abolishment. I didn’t know the bradys could get their arm that far up sock puppet joes a$$. These zones are in the forefront now & I belive they will begine to fall. Aldi’s had their signs, then they took them down & now they have armed guards here, what a concept, Randy

  34. avatar Lance says:

    This is why ost call him Slow Joe Biden.

    If we must save one life a day ban all cars.

  35. avatar J says:

    Oh! So no more military action by the US ever? Everyone is coming home!?

  36. avatar In Memphis says:

    I am confident that this fool will be a big reason that the AWB fails. Remember the VP debates? Hes a fool and everyone except Obummer knows it.

    On the flipside, he could just be a face to take credit and the the taskforces true architect.

    1. avatar In Memphis says:

      *and NOT the task forces true architect*

  37. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

    This man is one heartbeat away from being the POTUS, put that in your pipe and smoke it…

    1. avatar pat says:

      This makes sense (since ‘Mary Jane’ was legalized in many states).

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