Joe Biden: Guns Are “Weapons of Mass Destruction”

February 12 2013
by GSL Staff
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Ah, here we have some more words of wisdom with Joe Biden.

Today, Joe is addressing a group of invited Democratic guests at a private gun control summit in Philadelphia.

According to an Examiner.com article, Joe said, “This is about restricting access to the type of weapons of mass destruction that these weapons are. They’re killing scores and scores of people.”

Maybe Joe and I have different definitions of “weapons of mass destruction”. Personally, I go with Wikipedia’s definition, “A weapon of mass destruction (WMD) is a weapon that can kill and bring significant harm to a large number of humans (and other life forms) and/or cause great damage to man-made structures (e.g. buildings), natural structures (e.g. mountains), or the biosphere in general. The scope and application of the term has evolved and been disputed, often signifying more politically than technically. Coined in reference to aerial bombing with chemical explosives, it has come to distinguish large-scale weaponry of other technologies, such as chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear.

I don’t see semi automatic firearms listed anywhere in there.

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