Joe Biden stumbles upon the script of his gun control speech and TWICE refers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as the ‘AFT’ instead of the ATF
- Joe Biden discussed gun control measures that he would like to pass on Thursday
- Biden has made two mistakes with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
- Biden referred to the ATF as the AFT, which sparked much derision from critics
- The 78-year-old has had to stutter his entire life
- The NRA responded with an emoji crying with laughter at his mistake
- “Please tell me again he doesn’t have dementia,” replied another critic
Joe Biden has been derided for twice stumbling upon the acronym for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) – referring to the federal organization as the AFT.
“Today I am proud to nominate David Chipman as director of the AFT,” he said.
“David knows the AFT well.”
Biden has been open about his lifelong struggle to overcome a crippling stutter.
Joe Biden mispronounced the AFT’s name twice on Thursday, calling it the ATF
Leading the spot, the National Rifle Agency tweeted to their 842,000 followers, “Someone tells Biden it’s“ ATF ”- not“ AFT, ”“ with an emoji showing howling with laughter.
Radio host Tim Young tweeted, “If Biden can call the ATF the” AFT, “he’s not mentally healthy enough to sign ANY executive order.”
One man joked: ‘It won’t be long before he calls himself Bide Joe and USA as UAS …’
Another said: ‘This is why his handlers don’t just let him talk to the press lol.’
Biden spoke at a modest White House ceremony on Thursday to announce half a dozen executive actions to combat what he called an “ epidemic and international embarrassment ” of gun violence in America.
But he said much more is needed. And while Biden had proposed the most ambitious gun control agenda of any modern presidential candidate, his actions underscored his limited power to trade only with weapons of tough politics that hindered legislative action on Capitol Hill.
Biden’s new moves include an attempt to tackle “ ghost guns, ” homemade firearms with no serial numbers used to track them and often bought without a background check.
He is also tightening up regulations for gun stabilizing braces like those used in Boulder, Colorado, in a shooting last month that left 10 dead.
The president’s actions lived up to a promise he made last month to take what he called immediate “ common sense steps ” to tackle gun violence, after a series of mass shootings drew renewed attention to the issue.
His announcement came the day after yet another episode – a mass shooting in South Carolina that killed five people.
It happened shortly before the Thursday night shooting in Texas, in which a man opened fire on a Texas furniture factory where he worked, killing one person and injuring five others before shooting and wounding a state soldier. He has been arrested and charged with murder.