Article from Town Hall by Beth Baumann.

In fact, Thomas Jefferson once wrote that “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

It’s a quote that former Vice President Joe Biden loves to implement before stomping all over Americans’ desires to own firearms for self-protection or, Heaven forbid, a tyrannical government.

“Those who say ‘the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots’–  a great line. Well, guess what? The fact is if you’re going to take on the government you need an F-15 with Hellfire missiles. There is no way an AK-47 is going to take care of you if you’re worried about the government knocking down your door,” Biden told a group of supporters in New Hampshire on Sunday. “And so, it’s bizarre. We never said you could own any weapon at all from the beginning. You can’t own a machine gun. You can’t own a bazooka. You can’t own an M1 tank, no matter how much money you have. You can limit the kind of weapons that can be owned.”

“I think – and by the way, all the work I’ve done on this, including in [the Obama] administration – I now have over 58 percent of the NRA members acknowledging you can’t own an assault weapon,” he said. “There’s no need for it. You can’t have, you can’t have a magazine that has more than 10 rounds in it.”

Read the entire article at Town Hall.