Michigan auto worker says Biden 'went off the deep end' during gun control confrontation
Jerry Wayne says it is an absolute privilege and an honor to be considered a gun rights firebrand
A Michigan auto worker who confronted former Vice President Joe Biden saying he was trying to take away Americans' Second Amendment rights has now said the 2020 Democratic presidential frontrunner "went off the deep end" in his controversial response.
During an appearance on "Fox & Friends," Jerry Wayne said he initially had no idea whether Biden would take questions during his campaign stop at Fiat-Chrysler auto plant in Detroit on Tuesday.
"I also asked him how he wanted to get the vote of the working man when a lot of us, we wield arms. We bear arms and we like to do that. And if he wants to give us work and take our guns, I don't see how he is going to get the same vote," he said.
At the time, Biden was rallying voters in the delegate-rich state of Michigan — where he easily won the primary race with over 52 percent of the vote.
"You’re full of sh-- ... I support the Second Amendment," Biden was caught on camera telling Wayne.
In response, Wayne told Biden, "You're working for me, man," before bringing up a viral video that supported his claim that the former vice president is hostile to the Second Amendment.
But Biden continued to be in denial that he ever spoke against the Second Amend. Instead, he told Wayne that he's not working for him and that he shouldn't be "such a horse's a**."
The 2020 hopeful then pressed Wayne to acknowledge that machine guns are illegal, at one point mistakenly referring to "AR-14s." He asked why anyone needs "100 rounds" of ammunition.
"It was a little bit disturbing to see that a politician wants to take away my right to defend myself," Wayne told the "Friends" hosts of the encounter.
"He doesn't need to touch anybody's weapon at all. What we need to do is we need to concentrate on teaching people how to respect firearms and how to use them – not take them away," he opined.
And while the auto worker did not take offense in Biden's use of profanity, he said he could have "curbed what he said a little bit."
"Yeah, I thought I was pretty articulate and respectful. I didn't try to raise any feathers and he kind of just went off the deep end," Wayne explained.
"I mean, I guess technically speaking he can say whatever he wants," Wayne conceded. "But, he was the vice president. He wants to be the president now. You are a candidate. You work for the American people. And, if you can't understand that then you don't deserve to have a leg in this race."
Nonetheless, Wayne said it was an "absolute privilege and an honor" to be considered a gun rights firebrand. "This is a right that we need to protect with our heart and soul," he concluded. "It's not to be infringed."