President Biden called out the GOP — and its respect for the 2nd Amendment — on Tuesday, during a speech from Pennsylvania. Joe said he’s ‘determined’ to ban assault weapons, but unfortunately he expressed little actual knowledge for the guns he seemingly so vehemently hates. Glenn and Stu dissect Biden’s speech — from the ‘not even CLOSE to true’ statements, to the awful ‘jokes’ he made as well…
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: Let's look into the president.
What did he say yesterday? Cut five. Six, please.
BIDEN: I'm determined to ban assault weapons in this country. Determined.
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah.
BIDEN: I did it once before. And I'll do it again.
GLENN: It makes no difference. And he'll do it again.
BIDEN: For many of you home, I want to be clear. It's not about taking away anybody's guns. In fact, we should be treating responsible gun owners as examples, of how every gun owner should behave. I have two shotguns at home. Okay. It's a long story. But I'm not opposed to guns.
And I support the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment is one of the most conservative justices in history. Justice Scalia once wrote, like most rights well, the rights by the Second Amendment, are not unlimited.
GLENN: Right. By the way, if he would like to treat gun owners -- legal gun owners with respect, and point us out as examples, you could start with me, Stu, almost all of our friends. And we voted for Trump. Isn't that weird?
What happened there?
Hold on just a second. Because let's say I have two AR-15s. Now, I lost them in a boating accident.
STU: No one needs an AR-15, first of all. But you might need to. They always lead one off the end.
GLENN: Yes. Yes. Well, I want one for every member of the family, but they're so dangerous. I only have two.
STU: Well, you had two.
GLENN: Yes. So, anyway, I'm a legal gun owner. I have weapons of war. I've never shot anybody. Shot myself. My children haven't done anything. They're locked up in a safe. We know exactly where they are. No one except my wife and I, have the combination of the safe.
What -- are you going to say something nice about me, Joe?
No joke, I'm not kidding, folks. Really. I mean it.
Now, he did say something that I thought was -- I mean, oh, I -- I just found -- I find this funny. He tried a new joke out, last night. Here it is, cut nine.
BIDEN: By the way, how many -- my dad used to love to hunt the Poconos when we lived in Scranton. How many deer, bear, wearing Kevlar vests?
STU: He's never said that before.
GLENN: Wait. Play it again. Because you have to hear the audience roar. It's --
BIDEN: By the way, how many -- my dad used to love to hunt, the Poconos, when we lived in Scranton. How many deer, bear, wearing Kevlar vests? Huh. No joke.
GLENN: Listen to that roar. No joke. No. We know.
STU: Wait. It was so funny. I thought it was a joke. But he's serious.
GLENN: There weren't any. There's no joke here. There weren't any deer wearing Kevlar vests. His dad saw it, and he saw it.
STU: Wow. What an incredible speaker he is.
GLENN: And I have to tell you, the Second Amendment is all about hunting. Okay? Because that's a sport. And I should be able to have a sporting rifle, you know what I mean? I should be able to have my sport.
Now, I don't know why they didn't put croquet or cards. You know, I don't know what they played back then.
You know, Spittles and Dicks (phonetic). I don't know what they used to play. But maybe that's one they used to play. A parlor game. Do you have any more Spittles and Dicks? And they're like, I don't know what that is.
It's a game, a card game. Okay. All right.
STU: I didn't know it was a card game. There you go.
GLENN: I'm pretty sure.
STU: I'm going to take your word for it. Not going to look it up on the internet, that's for sure.
GLENN: You have to look it up. Just look up spittle.
All right. I think it's a card game. Maybe somebody in the audience knows what spittles and is. Anyway, that's what they would be playing, but that's nowhere to be found in the bill of rights. Isn't that weird?
STU: Wait. No joke? No joke, it's not there.
GLENN: No joke. Spittles and dicks is not in there.
It's weird. It's weird.
Now, he thinks it's extreme, if you think the Second Amendment is there, for the reason they put it in there. Listen. This is cut seven.
BIDEN: And for those brave right-wing Americans who say, it's all about keeping America -- keeping America's independent and safe. If you want to fight against the country. You need an F15. You need something a little more than a gun.
STU: Oh, no. Don't do it.
GLENN: It's funny that he would say this on the anniversary of the pulling out of Afghanistan.
STU: They have F15s?
GLENN: Well, they do now. They do now. Yeah, no joke. No joke.
STU: No joke? I thought you might be joking there. Because how would the people in Afghanistan get F15s. But that's right. We just left them there.
GLENN: We just left them. So if you want to fight the United States, you need an F15. Well, that explains why I guess you left all of those planes and everything there. But the second thing is, they lived in caves.
GLENN: They had guns and homemade bombs. They seemed to do pretty well. Because I don't know about you. You surrendered to them.
STU: Explain the fall of, you know, every empire with this analysis.
GLENN: Well, but we're different. We have F15s. And Rome didn't have those.
STU: Yeah. I suppose that's the way -- think of every modern empire that has gone into -- that has gone into Afghanistan.
GLENN: Yeah. They had -- Rome had gladiators. They had all of these Roman legions. Nothing. What. You're going to have a legion. Well, he kind of fell for --
STU: I hate this point -- it's so stupid. And it's supposed to give you this mental picture of, you walk out on your front stoop. And down the driveway, believes a tank or an F15 coming at you. And what are you going to do, all you have is a gun. It's like, guys. That's not how this works. They don't go door to door, with F15s. Now, this situation, we hope they never face. However, look at Afghanistan. Look at Iraq.
GLENN: It's called asymmetrical warfare.
STU: How did we do with the helicopters we had when Jimmy Carter was president?
GLENN: How did we do in the jungles of Vietnam?
STU: Yes. Against people who were hiding behind trees. Door-to-door warfare, against a country with 450 million guns is a lot harder than you're making it seem.
GLENN: Especially when probably more than half of the armed forces are from red states. I mean, if you say, hey, by the way, I want you to go kill mom and dad. They're in Kansas. I think a lot of them are going to be like, no. I don't think they're the extremists we should be worried about. You know what I mean?
STU: And, by the way, this is why, unlike the rest of the world, we don't have a new weekly Constitution.
STU: We seem to keep the one we have, for hundreds of years. Why? Because there's a way to protect those rights. We hope we never have to do those things. Right?
We hope it never comes to that. But having 450 million weapons, pretty much guarantees it never comes to that.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh.
You are -- you're an extremist. You're an absolute extremist.
STU: No joke?
GLENN: No joke.
STU: Not a joke?
GLENN: You are pushing for spittle and Dicks to be put into --
STU: Why -- why is it happening?
GLENN: Just saying, no joke, man.
STU: No joke?
GLENN: No joke. Do we have the clip of him talking about the speed of bullets. Because this is scientific fact.
VOICE: Do you realize the bullet out of an AR-15 travels.
BIDEN: Five times as rapidly as a bullet shot out of any other gun.
GLENN: Out of any other gun. That is weird. That is -- that's not even close to true.
Not even close to true. Like, they just did a deal on the velocity of -- of bullets.
And, by the way, it's pretty much bullets. Guns just do the same thing. They hit the back of the bullet. Then it explodes the powder. And then it shoots out.
GLENN: So it's the bullet not the gun. That makes --
STU: No joke.
GLENN: No joke. No joke.
So, anyway, they just did a study of the fastest guns. Fastest ammunition. And AR-15s are not even in the top ten or top 20.
STU: You're acting as if he's trying to say something true. You're acting as if he's trying to say something that has been a factual basis behind it. You know he's not.
GLENN: So you know he's not even trying.
STU: He's just trying to scare people.
GLENN: Well, no. He owns two shotguns. You want to scare somebody off, you go to the back porch, and fire off your shotguns.
STU: Why does he have shotguns? What is he going to do with an F15?
GLENN: I don't know. It is no joke.
STU: He is a joke. But that was not a joke.
GLENN: We should call him, because I bet he played --
STU: I'm sure he played that it became. Yes. I'm sure he did.