Biden Slams â€śBlack Helicopter Crowdâ€ť on Firearms Registration
March 21, 2013
The Obama administration plans to marshal the troops arrayed against the Second Amendment following Harry Reidâ€™s decision to strip Dianne Feinsteinâ€™s measures from a Senate anti-gun bill.
Biden will meet with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and families from Newtown, Connecticut, later today in an attempt to reinvigorate floundering proposals designed to strip Americans of the right to own and bear semiautomatic arms.
“Vice President Biden will join New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall to discuss the importance of passing commonsense legislation to reduce gun violence,â€ť the New York City mayorâ€™s office announced.
Bloomberg, an ardent anti-Second Amendment activist who has pumped millions of dollars of his own money into the anti-gun crusade, will “press the case for a common sense federal gun law,â€ť Marc LaVorgna, a press secretary for Bloombergâ€™s office, told the New York Times.
Biden told NBC in New York anti-gun forces and the Obama administration will continue to push for outlawing 157 specifically-named firearms and other anti-Second Amendment measures despite developments in the Senate. “I donâ€™t see this as thereâ€™s an automatic endpoint, that, OK, thereâ€™s one vote, this is it, fails, now we move on,” Biden said. “We are going to continue to push for logical gun-safety regulations.”
The vice president admitted that while the administration prefers an outright ban on semiautomatic weapons and so-called â€śhigh-capacityâ€ť magazines, the government will settle for an expansion of background checks. “That would be gigantic,” Biden said.