Vice President Biden says he is planning to release his second book next week, but he has made it clear that the gun control issue will not be part of it.
“My book will not touch on the issue of gun control.
I’m going to do the best I can to address it,” Biden told ABC News’ “This Week” Sunday.
“And I want to make clear that I am committed to getting strong gun control legislation passed in the Senate.
I want a bipartisan gun control bill.
That is what I intend to do.
I will not say whether or not I’m the only person on the left, I will say that the other side has to be willing to be on the right side of this issue.”
Biden’s book, “Stronger Gun Control: The Fight for Every American’s Second Amendment Rights,” is due out next week.
In the book, Biden writes that “it is not enough to enact strong gun controls, because the gun lobby’s goal is to prevent people from owning a gun.”
Biden said he plans to “continue to work on the legislation that will address the issue, but it is my understanding that in the coming weeks, I intend for the book to address other issues, not the gun issue.”
He added that he plans “to have an article about gun control in my book.”
Biden is currently serving as the Democratic vice presidential candidate.
He said the issue has been “an ongoing struggle” and that the “American people are tired of the NRA.”
Biden has made gun control a top campaign issue in his first run for the White House.
Biden said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that his goal is not to win the election but to help the country “get through this.”
Biden also said that while he has not “woken up and declared war on gun owners,” he believes “they’re the ones who are going to fight back.”
Biden was asked about the president’s claim that the election is being rigged, and Biden responded by saying that “that’s what the media and politicians are doing to you and your party.”
“The NRA and the other gun lobby, they’re the party that are trying to get you to go out and vote for them.
They’re not going to be your party.
They have no interest in doing anything to help you,” Biden said.
“I don’t think they understand what it means to be a decent American.
They don’t understand what being a decent, hard-working American means.”
Biden did say that he believes the “tougher” gun control laws that were passed in other countries have worked to reduce gun violence.
Biden also pointed out that he has never been accused of bias against gun owners.
“As a vice president, I’ve been very clear about my view that people are not going away.
And that the laws I’ve passed on gun control have not had an impact on reducing gun violence in the United States,” Biden added.
Biden’s campaign released a statement after Biden’s comments on CBS.
“Vice President Biden believes the Second Amendment is under assault.
He will continue to fight for common sense gun safety measures, like background checks and universal background checks, that help prevent gun violence,” the statement read.
“The American people are fed up with the NRA and other special interest groups pushing a rigged election, and they know that the time is right to hold the president accountable.”
Biden will appear on CNN Sunday morning, the same program that hosted President Trump on Friday.
The two-hour broadcast is part of CNN’s “Crossfire,” a show focused on political news, opinion and analysis.
Biden will also participate in an interview with former Vice President Joe Biden on “State of the Union,” a program on Sunday morning that airs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., from CNN.com.