VP Biden Suggests Getting A Shotgun In Internet Discussion
(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden took part Thursday in an Internet discussion about the Obama administration’s plans to reduce gun violence.
The Google Plus Hangout chat allowed web users at home to pose questions to the V-P.
During one exchange, Biden offered some advice to critics who say assault weapons would be useful as a last line of defense should a natural disaster result in chaos.
What would you say to the people that say – yes, you are infringing on our rights, not for sporting or for hunting – but in California everyone talks about the big earthquake or some terrible natural disaster as a last line of defense. What would you say to those people who want those weapons?
BIDEN: I would say there is an awful lot of – guess what – a shotgun will keep you a lot safer, a double barreled shotgun than an assault weapon in somebody’s hands who doesn’t know how to use it, even one who does know how to use it. You know. It is harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun, OK? So, you want to keep people away in an earthquake buy some shotgun shells.
Just last week, President Obama rolled out his proposal for a federal assault weapons ban.
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein did the same today — with support from the president.