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Joe Biden tells earthquake victims to “buy some shotgun shells” for self-defense

Joe Biden is all about gun control these days — but that doesn’t mean he’s against using them to protect oneself in a natural disaster situation.

“You want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells,” he said on Thursday.

The Vice President participated in a PBS “Fireside Hangout” about gun safety, and one questioner asked about using assault weapons as protection during “the big earthquake” or a natural disaster.

“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,” the VP said. You know. It’s harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun.”

Biden is head of President Obama’s gun safety task force.


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