“You should be able to go, if you’re a billionaire, buy an F-15 loaded with ordinates. You should be able to buy an N-1 tank. You should be able to buy a machine gun. You should be able to buy a grenade launcher. You can’t do those things,” he said.
Biden is traveling to Danbury, Conn., on Thursday for a conference about gun violence being hosted by Connecticut’s Democratic Sens. Christopher S. Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, as well as Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty. Danbury is a short distance from Newtown, the site of last December’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that has become the catalyst for the push toward universal background checks and other gun legislation.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.