As the Senate prepares to consider gun control measures, Vice President Joe Biden joined the “Morning Joe” panel for honest and well-reasoned debate.

Nah, just kidding. Uncle Joe trotted out the false and repeatedly debunked statistic that 40 percent of gun purchases occur without a background check. It’s the Left’s favorite gun control lie: “We know roughly 40 percent of the guns sold in America have no background check.”

Biden went on to decry the NRA’s “disinformation.” No one on the panel challenged Biden’s disinformation, natch.

It’s closer to 11 percent.

This is what desperation looks like.


More of Biden’s wisdom on the NRA and background checks, if you can stomach it.


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