Former Vice President Joe Biden told a Detroit auto factory worker on Tuesday he was “full of sh*t” during a heated conversation about the Second Amendment.

Biden was visiting members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers the same day as the critical Michigan primary. Although Biden won the majority vote in the state’s Democratic primary Michigan is often considered a swing state, so maintaining popularity within the state is important for whoever wins the Democratic nomination.

The worker, Jerry Wayne, said Biden was “actively trying to end our Second Amendment right.”

Biden told the worker, “You’re full of sh*t.” He went on, “I support the Second Amendment,” but “the Second Amendment — just like right now, if you yell ‘fire,’ that’s not free speech.”


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“I have a shotgun, I have a 20-gauge, a 12-gauge,” Biden said. “You’re not allowed to own [just] any weapon. I’m not taking your gun away at all. You need 100 rounds?”

Wayne then referenced an alleged viral video in which Biden said he would take Americans guns away.


“It’s a viral video like the other ones that came out” that were “lies,” Biden said. “Don’t be such a horse’s a**.”

According to Biden’s campaign website, he supports a non-mandatory federal buyback program for assault rifles and high capacity magazines. Should the gun owner not wish to sell their items, they would be required to register them under the National Firearms Act.

In an interview with Fox and Friends on Wednesday, Wayne explained his thoughts on the interaction.

“I also asked him how he wanted to get the vote of the working man when a lot of us, we wield arms. We bear arms and we like to do that. And if he wants to give us work and take our guns, I don’t see how he is going to get the same vote,” Wayne said.

Wayne declined to say who he would vote for in November but reaffirmed his pro-gun stance.

“He doesn’t need to touch anybody’s weapon at all. What we need to do is we need to concentrate on teaching people how to respect firearms and how to use them — not take them away,” he said.

The profanity did not bother Wayne too much, but he noted it was a little off-putting coming from a presidential candidate.

“Yeah, I thought I was pretty articulate and respectful. I didn’t try to raise any feathers and he kind of just went off the deep end,” Wayne explained. “I mean, I guess technically speaking he can say whatever he wants. But, he was the vice president. He wants to be the president now. You are a candidate. You work for the American people. And, if you can’t understand that then you don’t deserve to have a leg in this race.”

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