*Supports a renewal on the 1994 Clinton gun ban. Sen. Biden's current bill (S. 2237) includes 200 (more or less) makes and models of semi-auto rifles, shotguns, and handguns.
*Is credited by the Brady campaign as being "…a consistent supporter."
*Has voted to ban semi-automatic firearms, ban various types of hunting, sporting, and self-defense ammunition, ban magazines holding more than 10 rounds, and impose a waiting period on handgun sales.
*Refused—along with Sen. Obama—to sign the legal brief opposing the D.C. gun ban before Heller went before the Supreme Court. More than 300 members of Congress did sign.
*Proposed in a Senate bill (S. 1970) in 1989 to ban the AR-15 as an "assault weapon," named eight similar firearms as "assault weapons," and authorized the BATF to recommend to Congress any other firearms, regardless of type, to be banned as "additional assault weapons."