You could write a book cataloguing the dumb, false, and downright dangerous garbage that Joe Biden has spouted about guns over the years.
Americans, by the way, could absolutely own cannons during the Revolutionary Era — and long after. The very idea of any federal gun policy would have been incomprehensible to Americans at any time before the 1930s. Even then, no specific types of firearms were banned from use. It wasn’t really until 1986 when fully automatic guns were effectively restricted.
Then again, Biden — who once asked, “Why should we allow people to have military-style weapons including pistols with 9-mm bullets and can hold 10 or more rounds?” — seems to believe that any firearm outside of a shotgun is a military-grade weapon.
“You give me a 9 millimeter Glock,” Biden once told Charlie Rose, “and you have a thirty-eight revolver, I’ll kill more people quickly in here. You’d shoot as many, but I’ll kill more.”
Not long ago, Biden also suggested that cops who are rushed by an “unarmed person” with “a knife or something” should be trained to “shoot them in the leg instead of the heart.” Biden seems to believe everyone has his imaginary Annie Oakley–like abilities.
— David Harsanyi in A Short History of Joe Biden’s Insanity on Guns