Jill, get your shotgun.
So says Vice President Joe Biden, countering the idea that someone protecting the home-front requires a semi-automatic weapon with a high-capacity ammuniton clip (assault weapon) to fend off home-invaders.
Biden is the point-man on the Obama administration’s push to curb gun violence.
Biden, appearing at a Facebook Town Hall hosted by Parents Magazine today, allowed that he keeps two shotguns and shells locked in a metal safe at home. He said he has advised wife Jill that if she needs to protect herself, “put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. I promise you, whoever is coming in is not going to.”
Besides, Biden said, an AR-15, the most popular of assault weapons, is too hard to handle.
“If you want to protect yourself, get a double barrel shotgun, you don’t need an AR-15,” Biden said in response to a virtual town-haller’s question, while voicing disbelief that this was coming from a Parents Magazine reader. “You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use… In fact, you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun!”