Biden Roasted After Stating 150 Million People Have Been Killed by Guns Since 2007


During the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina, former Vice President Joe Biden (D) tried to use Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ (I-Vt.) vote for legislation that exempted gun manufacturers from liability for gun violence against him. 

“Imagine if I stood here and said, we give immunity to drug companies, we give immunity to tobacco companies,” Biden said. 

However, while Biden was trying to emphasize the number of firearm-related deaths that had occurred since Sanders voted for the bill, he accidentally said that 150 million people— or about half the population of the United States — had been killed since 2007. 

“That has caused carnage on our streets, 150 million people have been killed since 2007 when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability, more than all the wars, including Vietnam from that point on.”

Watch Biden’s comments below:

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According to the Center for American Progress, between 2008 and 2017, there have been 342,439 gun deaths in America.

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Biden’s campaign later said the former vice president misspoke and meant to say 150,000 people had been killed since 2007.

“He meant 150k. He’s used that line multiple times before,” his campaign told the Washington Examiner.

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