On his radio talk show this morning, Glenn Beck expressed outrage at Vice President Joe Biden’s comment Thursday that “no law abiding citizen” should worry about infringement of their “constitutional rights,” should new gun control laws be implemented.
“Is there anybody in within the sound of my voice that is a Democrat?” Beck asked. Do you at least have the common decency to be embarrassed by [Biden]? Seriously. You may not want to come out and disagree with his policies. Do you have the decency to be embarrassed by this?”
Beck argued that “law abiding” citizens, by definition, don’t worry about their rights. “It is the criminals that worry about their constitutional rights,” he said. “I don’t think there’s a criminal that even knows about their constitutional rights until they are arrested and thrown in jail.”
Biden has emerged as the leading voice on gun control, just behind President Obama. On Thursday, speaking 10 miles from Newtown, Conn., where 20 children were shot dead, Biden admonished members of Congress to support stricter gun controls, saying “if you’re concerned about your political survival, you should be concerned about the survival of our children. And guess what? I believe the price to be paid politically will be to those who refuse to act.”
He added, “Let me say it now, in front of the press: No law abiding citizen in the United States of America has any fear that their constitutional rights would be infringed in any way. None. Zero.”
Earlier this week during an online town hall meeting, Biden told one woman she doesn’t “need an AR-15″ semi-automatic weapon for self-defense. He said anyone wanting to own a gun for protection should “buy a shotgun.”
Beck said Biden makes him feel “ashamed of my country. And I am embarrassed by it.”