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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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  1. Tom says:

    I am just picturing that idiot Joe Biden walking around looking like Elmer Fudd with a double barrel shotgun. Hey moron, those things are only good for hunting wabbits! Obviously this jerk never used an AR-15 because it is way easier to use than a shotgun and if I had a mob of people trying to break into my home after a major earthquake, I would rather have a 30 round AR-15 than a stupid 2 round shot gun. What a stupid mouth he has on him, God he is so retarded, I am sorry for insulting retarded people by comparing him to them. Joey, it is plain and clear that you are not banning these weapons for our safety but for a political agenda. My question is what happens after you all disarm us? Maybe you can destroy our 4th amendment?

  2. B-dawg says:

    “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.”
    ***********************************************************************
    – I guess you learn something new every day. A shotgun is a powerful weapon, although personally I’d prefer a pump with 8 rounds over a double-barreled Elmer Fudd Special, which only gives me TWO shots (especially after I’ve wasted them shooting in the air, as Joe Blow advises.)
    That being said… if a double barrel scattergun is more effective than an “assault weapon” (“semi-automatic carbine” is a more appropriate term) even in the hands 0f someone who DOES know how to use said “assault weapon”…
    Why don’t our boys in Afghanistan carry Ruger Red Label over-and-unders instead of M4 carbines? I mean, they’re easier to hit Taliban fighters with, right? (I’m just curious, mind you.)

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