Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden was mocked on Tuesday after mistakenly ranting about ‘AR-14s’ to a Detroit auto worker.
On Tuesday, after the auto worker accused Biden of “trying to diminish our second amendment right and take away our guns,” the former vice president replied, “You’re full of shit,” before mistakenly rambling about “AR-14s” instead of AR-15 rifles.
Following the confrontation, “AR-14” quickly became the number one trending topic on Twitter, with social media users mocking Biden en-masse over his latest mistake.
In the span of 90 seconds Biden managed to misrepresent his own position, refer to AR-15’s as AR-14’s, call semi-automatic rifles machine guns, and insult a voter who knows more about the issue than he does. https://t.co/d2INsxQ3sh
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) March 10, 2020
There’s a reason the entire Democratic Party structure, from elites to the voters, had concluded as of a few weeks ago Biden was unelectable. (Also, it’s not AR-14, Joe, but whatever.) https://t.co/IncOuQxuEF
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) March 10, 2020
look, fat. this is an AR-14. pic.twitter.com/cVdDKsSEAh
— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) March 10, 2020
Factory worker in Michigan asks Biden about his position on gun rights.
Biden immediately gets very agitated, puts his finger in the man’s face, and begins shouting about “AR-14’s.”
This is how we lose the rust belt to Donald Trump.
— Samuel D. Finkelstein II (@CANCEL_SAM) March 10, 2020
Does he say AR-“14” here? https://t.co/vUeW9RQQ9C
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) March 10, 2020
Biden wants to “take the AR-14 away.” https://t.co/sIXqwKxJJl
— Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) March 10, 2020
There was no “fact to fact”— Biden referred to a non-existent AR-14, said a video of him talking about taking guns was fake, suggested AR-15 the same as a machine gun, and repeatedly insulted the voter and got in his face. The “hostile” voter behaved more appropriately than Joe! https://t.co/zn5o6p9hrU
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) March 10, 2020
Hey, fact check:
– There is no such thing as an AR-14 as Biden states in the clip
– AR-15s are not illegal as Biden states in the clip
– Biden has a page on his website calling for a new assault weapon ban.
-Biden has promised to appoint Beto O’Rourke as a Gun Czar https://t.co/Q1b7KPAHyw
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 10, 2020
Actor Jeffrey Wright, however, defended Biden, tweeting, “Joe Biden referred to an AR-15 as an AR-14. Who gives a fuck?”
“Republicans are more outraged about that than they were when a gun nut murdered 20 first-graders in Sandy Hook with their beloved AR-15,” he continued.
Joe Biden referred to an AR-15 as an AR-14. Who gives a fuck?
Republicans are more outraged about that than they were when a gun nut murdered 20 first-graders in Sandy Hook with their beloved AR-15.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) March 10, 2020
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