VP Joe Biden's suggestion for self-defense: a shotgun
ReutersWASHINGTON -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's advice for self-defense: Buy a shotgun, not an assault rifle.
February 21, 2013, 12:24 am TWN
Biden, who is spearheading a push for President Barack Obama's gun control proposals, dispensed this off-the-cuff tip for protecting life and property during an online question-and-answer session on Facebook on Tuesday.
“We live in an area that's wooded and secluded,” Biden said. “I said, Jill, if there's ever a problem just walk out on the balcony here ... put that double-barreled shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house.”
“I promise you whoever's coming in is not gonna,” Biden said. “You don't need an AR-15 (assault rifle). It's harder to aim. It's harder to use and in fact you don't need 30 rounds to protect yourself.”
“Buy a shotgun,” he said, lowering his voice almost to whisper.