Vice President Joe Biden participated in a Facebook Town Hall hosted by Parents Magazine on Tuesday as part of the administration’s push to reform the nation’s gun laws. Responding to a question about a possible ban on assault weapons, Biden advised that shotguns provide better protection.
“If you want to protect yourself get a double barrel shotgun, you don’t need an AR-15,” Biden said, referring to a type of semi-assault weapon. “You don’t need an AR-15, it’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use…buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.”
Biden also spoke about owning guns himself last month before the US Conference Of Mayors meeting in Washington, using the tale as a way to relate to fellow gun owners.
“I have a 20 gauge and a 12 gauge shotgun,” he said.
Watch video of Biden’s remarks at the Facebook town hall here: