Washington, DC – President Joe Biden blasted law enforcement tactics and suggested police should just shoot violent felons someplace less deadly during a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day breakfast in the nation’s capital on Monday.
President Biden addressed the National Action Network’s (NAN) MLK Day breakfast on Jan. 16 and went after police tactics in his speech.
He appeared to joined the prolific anti-police call for officers to shoot armed and violent felons in the arms or the legs instead of in a more deadly location.
“We have to retrain cops,” the President said. “Why should you always shoot with deadly force? The fact is if you need to use your weapon, you don’t have to do that.”
Police officers are trained to shoot for center mass when they find themselves in a situation that requires the use of deadly force.
Biden: "We have to retrain cops. Why should you always shoot with deadly force? The fact is if you need to use your weapon, you don't have to do that." pic.twitter.com/S5WaUHYhff
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 16, 2023
President Biden also made a veiled threat to gun owners in his speech.
“I love my right-wing friends talking about how the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots,” he said. “If you want to take on the federal government, you need some F-15s. You don’t need an AR-15.”
— RawNews1st (@Raw_News1st) January 16, 2023
Social media went wild after President Biden’s remarks were posted.
Biden just said AR-15s are pointless because the Federal government has F-15s.
The Founding Fathers warned us about people like Joe Biden.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 16, 2023
Joe Biden is getting demented to the point of actually being hilarious. Just this morning, he talked about taking away assault rifles. "You wanna come after the US government? You need F15's, not AR15's." 😂😂
— Eight Thoughts (@EightRedux) January 16, 2023
— brrrrrt (@KAgbanzo) January 16, 2023
President Biden and the Reverend Al Sharpton both spoke at the breakfast honoring Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California), Gray News reported.