Biden: ‘James Bond-style’ Smart Weapons Would Save America from Gun Violence
2020 hopeful has bizarre idea to curb gun crime in the United States
Former Vice President and 2020 candidate Joe Biden pledged 'James Bond-style' smart guns to curb gun violence in the United States.
Biden, who recently promised to cure cancer if he got elected, vowed to fight gun violence while speaking to 180 donors in an Upper East Side penthouse Monday evening.
“If I get elected president of the United States of America with your help, if that happens, guns, we have the capacity now in a James Bond-style to make sure no one can pull a trigger unless their DNA and fingerprint is on it," Biden said.
"We have that capacity to do it now. You know it."
Biden was referring to so-called "smart guns," which require the owner's fingerprint to be digitally verified before the weapon can be operated.
"But what happens? The gun manufacturers, when two folks started to sell some of those guns to two dealerships, they said, 'We’re going to shut you down.' My god, we don’t have to worry about the 2nd Amendment," Biden continued.
"Imagine all the people who would be alive today if the only person who could buy a gun is qualified because of background checks and they’re the only ones that can pull the trigger?
"So my point is there are so many things we have the capacity to do.”
Biden has also claimed that the Second Amendment doesn't say that Americans are "entitled" to own guns as he reaffirmed his position concerning the Constitution for his presidential run.
In May, the 2020 presidential hopeful announced his intentions to wage war against guns as part of his "education" plan for America.
Biden said that the National Rifle Association (NRA) must be defeated "to make our schools safer," with a ban on semi-autos, Second Amendment columnist AWR Hawkins noted.
The former Vice President argued that arming school faculty members do not make schools safer, insisting the only solution is more gun policies, the opposite to what experts across the country are finding.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission approved school faculty members to carry firearms following the Parkland massacre in 2018.