Memo to Barack Obama: don’t mess with Joe Biden’s guns.
At a fish fry for mine workers in rural Southwest Virginia, the Delaware Senator commiserated on being from coal country himself — and did his damndest to convince the blue collar, mostly white Democrats he’s on the ticket to win over that Obama’s one of them as well.
One of rural Democrats’ biggest fears about Obama? That he’ll come after the Second Amendment. Not so, said Biden — and he’d better not try.
“I guarantee you, Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns, so don’t buy that malarkey,” Biden said angrily. “They’re going to start peddling that to you.” “I got two, if he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem.”
It’s not every day that a Vice Presidential candidate tells the top of his/her ticket “Don’t take my guns, or else!” I know that Barack Obama and Joe Biden are both colleagues in the Senate and in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in particular, but did Obama really know what he was getting into when he picked Biden?