Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Americans don’t need semi-automatic weapons to protect their homes because a couple of blasts from a shotgun will scare off intruders.
“Buy a shotgun, buy a shotgun,” the vice president encouraged those worried about defending themselves. He was speaking in an online video as part of a Facebook town hall hosted by Parents Magazine on the administration’s strategy for reducing gun violence, which he has led at the direction of President Barack Obama.
Biden said he keeps two shotguns and shells locked up at home and he’s told his wife, Jill, to use them if she needs protection. He presumably was speaking about before he became vice president, a position that gives the couple full-time Secret Service protection.
“I said, ‘Jill, if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony … take that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house,'” Biden said. “You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use and in fact, you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself.”
Sure. Makes perfect sense to me.
An AR style platform is hard to use….even though it’s one of the best selling platforms due to it’s ease of use.
And when you are being targeted by criminals, what better way to defend yourself than to expend the ammunition in your firearm into the air. Surely, criminals won’t know that your empty, even though they hear no pump reloading.
And my favorite meme…..you don’t need…….
Until you’re being assaulted or targeted, you don’t know how many rounds you’ll need…….and the VP, comfortably ensconced behind Secret Service security at the Naval Observatory, most certainly doesn’t know what you need.
The old adage still remains true…….nobody ever walks away from a gunfight thinking “I wish I didn’t have that much ammunition with me”.
Asses, clowns and fools…….