Flashback: Biden to gun owner, "If that's his baby, he needs help"; Update: Libertarian reaction

And to think, I once said we wouldn’t get much mileage out of this clip. Here’s Greasy Joe at his best: Contemptuous, self-aggrandizing, and willing to hurt his own side in the interests of, ahem, straight-shooting. Listen to the audience murmur nervously when he says, “I don’t know that he’s mentally qualified to own that gun.”

This, of course, came during the same debate in which The One extended his holy hand to Iran and Hugo Chavez.

Update: Since we’re flashing back, enjoy Dave Weigel’s and Ryan Sager’s take on this from last July. Libertarians aren’t going to swing the election, but libertarian opinion on this subject is probably a reasonable proxy for gun owners’ opinion generally.