Biden, From Pro-Gun Senate Newbie to Gun-Control Gold Standard

Posted on AllSides November 21st, 2019
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The new senator needed to hire staff to work in his new office, and after an interview with a then-young Joe Biden, the Delaware Morning News reported that the ideal job applicant would be one who shared his opposition “to such liberal shibboleths as gun control.”

In 1973, Biden described himself as “really liberal to moderate,” and the newly minted lawmaker destined to become vice president decades later would even say during that same interview that he was a “social conservative.” His early time in the Senate shows as much.

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