Biden: 'The Black Helicopter Crowd Really Upset' VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Now the NRA which is engaging in a campaign which is, I'm not unaccustomed to, of disinformation to try to scare people. Let me read some of the thing they're saying about background checks. They say "We," the Federal Government, "want to put every private firearms transaction right under the thumb of the Federal Government and keep all those names in a massive federal registry." Kind of scary, man. The black helicopter crowd really is upset. But guess what? They wanna say that universal background checks are "an unworkable-usable federal nightmare, bureaucracy, that law abiding citizens don't want." ... None of this is true.