Biden: 'Buy a Shotgun, Buy a Shotgun'
Vice president says semi-automatics aren't necessary
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2013 6:20 PM CST
Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks during a campaign rally at Rushville Middle School, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Lancaster, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – This isn't as weird as it sounds in full context, but Joe Biden today urged people to buy shotguns while speaking at a town hall hosted by Parents magazine. During the forum, Biden took a question from someone who asked whether a proposed ban on semi-automatic weapons would put ordinary citizens at risk, reports the Hill. No way, said the VP. "If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun."

He then relayed that he owned two himself and once instructed wife Jill to fire a few blasts around the house if there was trouble. "You don't need an AR-15," he said. "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. Buy a shotgun."

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mind_riot
Feb 20, 2013 9:27 PM CST
hey joe ill buy whatever i like , you saying i cant buy whatever firearm i want is like telling me i cant buy whatever car i want or plane i want, you belive this fairy tale that gun control will do something to stop the problem , hows that working out in chicago again? ar-15 and other black rifles are used in what percent of crime ?well say 10 and I know itisnt that high . is it because you want to stop gun violence ? hell no if that was the issue there would be cops on every corner in chicago , so getting the big black gun isnt about gun violence its about control. and i dont think you have quiet enough sheep backing you to take on the wolves just yet. now do your phucking job and get some jobs back in the country,
DavidDesper
Feb 20, 2013 8:55 PM CST
I disagree Joe, buy a 45 ACP for self defense. That is by far the best choice caliber for self defense.
easterner
Feb 20, 2013 7:51 PM CST
Hey Joe, I heard you shot your lady down You shot her down in the groud yeah! Yeah! Yes, I did, I shot her You know I caught her messin' round messin' round town Huh, yes I did I shot her You know I caught my old lady messin' 'round town http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzkvWWMacyY One needz muzic while reedin 262 and countin commints.