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Biden Tells Detroit Auto Plant Worker He's 'Full of Sh*t' on Gun Control

Newsweek logo Newsweek 3/10/2020 Benjamin Fearnow
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told a Detroit auto plant worker "you're full of sh*t" Tuesday in a confrontation over the Second Amendment and gun control.

Dozens of Detroit auto workers recorded a heated argument between Biden and an auto plant worker during a Michigan campaign stop Tuesday morning. The former vice president repeatedly expressed his support for the Constitution's Second Amendment, the right to bear arms, and told a throng of men wearing construction worker gear that he has never claimed he will take Americans' guns away.

"You are actively trying to infringe our Second Amendment right and take away our guns," the man says as the two stand in the middle of a swarm of hard hat-wearing workers. "You're full of sh*t," Biden responds, staring directly at him for several seconds.

"I support the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment, just like right now if you yell 'fire' that's not free speech," Biden says, before listing several firearms he owns including a 12-gauge shotgun. "Guess what? You're not allowed to own any weapons. I'm not taking your gun away at all."

The man appears to dismiss Biden expressing support for gun ownership rights and again claimed, "You said you're going to take our guns away."

"I did not say that," Biden replied.

Biden's campaign office did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment or context regarding the confrontation Tuesday.

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