Joe Biden Discounts Semi-Assault Weapons: ‘Buy A Shotgun’

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February 19, 2013 10:50 a.m.

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:

 

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