Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden got into an argument with a potential voter when the two began discussing gun policy and the Second Amendment during a campaign stop in Michigan.
Biden was visiting an under construction auto plant in Detroit when a worker accused him of actively working to end the Second Amendment. Biden, in turn, said the man was “full of shit,” during an on-camera exchange.
WATCH: “You’re full of sh*t,” @JoeBiden tells a man who accused him of “actively trying to end our Second Amendment right.”
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“You are actively trying to diminish our Second Amendment and take away our guns,” the worker told Biden.
“You’re full of shit,” Biden replied, before telling a woman, possibly a campaign worker, to “shush” when she tried to interject in the conversation.
Biden went on to claim he supports the Second Amendment, but with some limitations. He compared his stance on limiting the Second Amendment to the hypothetical free speech scenario of yelling “fire” in a crowded room. He then went on to say he owns various types of shotguns and that his children also hunt.
“Guess what, you’re not allowed to own any weapon,” Biden said. “I’m not taking your gun away, at all.”
The worker argued back, referring to Biden’s recent campaign appearances alongside Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who has been an outspoken supporter of strict gun control measures.
O’Rourke gained prominence early on in the Democratic primaries when he advocated mandatory firearms buybacks and law enforcement confiscations of firearms. Biden recently said O’Rourke is “going to take care of the gun problem with me” and be the one who “leads this effort.”
In the video, Biden told the worker that he did not voice support for taking guns away, despite O’Rourke’s prior positions.
Some of the conversation is difficult to distinguish as the worker referenced a video in which he claims Biden voiced support for taking guns, to which Biden rejected.
The argument continued as Biden asked the worker “are you able to own a machine gun?”
The worker replied that “machine guns are illegal.”
Biden responded, “That’s right, so are AR-15s illegal.”
“How is that a Machine gun?,” the worker asked and noted AR-15s are semi-automatic rifles.
“Do you need a hundred rounds, do you need a hundred rounds?” Biden asked.
The argument ended as the crowd filled in between Biden and the worker. The moment went viral on Twitter as the platform’s users promoted the trending phrase “Good for Joe” in support of his side of the exchange. The trending phrase “AR-14” came up in apparent negative response to Biden’s comments in which he appeared to mistakenly refer to the popular AR-15 rifle as an “AR-14.”