As Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders continue to trade blows over who is more equipped to supposedly deliver a knockout punch to the firearms industry, the former vice president has zeroed in on the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) — the law preventing frivolous lawsuits that seek to blame members of the firearms industry for the criminal misuse of legal, lawfully sold, non-defective firearms.
Joe Biden said he would allow “no new fracking” during Sunday night’s Democratic debate after intense questioning from rival Bernie Sanders on whether Biden is serious about combating climate change.
“I’m talking about stopping fracking as soon as we possibly can” and “telling the fossil fuel industry they’re going to stop destroying the planet,” the Vermont senator said, questioning Biden’s climate platform.
“Your heart is in the right place,” he told Biden, but it “doesn’t take on the fossil fuel industry.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden told a CNN town hall on climate change Wednesday night that he endorses high-speed rail as a way to “take millions of vehicles off the road.”
“Everything is incremental,” Biden said.
For example, you talked earlier about transportation. I’ve been pushing really hard for mass transit and for rail. We can take millions of vehicles off the road if we had high-speed rail. I’ve been a champion of that for the last 25 years.
We know the corridors where we could do that. It would literally take millions of vehicles off the road. But you have to have a rail system that makes people say, if I get on that rail, I will get there as fast as I would have gotten had I driven, and I can afford to do it relative to the cost of my driving. There’s a direct correlation.
This is something I spent the bulk of my career on, trying to save Amtrak and a few other little things like transportation. But my point is that there are things that we can do now, — now — that can begin to change the arc in a significant way. And as we, in fact, invest in the science and the technology and the changes that are available and will come to fruition, in fact, we can make it significantly better.
After the Democratic presidential candidates’ apocalyptic-themed “climate change” town hall on CNN this past September, Bryan Preston wrote, “If you like Venezuela, voting for any of them will bring you a whole lot of Venezuela. Thank you, CNN, just for letting these people talk. Do it again next week? Please?”