While speaking at the NRA-IRL Leadership Forum — part of the 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas — the Republican mocked Biden for his recommendation to just fire a shotgun in the air.
“I have to note, by the way — Vice President Joe Biden did have some very helpful advice on this issue,” Cruz told the crowd on Friday. “You know, he said if your house and your family are ever under attack, all you need to do is go outside with a double-barreled shotgun and fire both barrels in the air — which is very, very useful if it so happens that you’re being attacked by a flock of geese.”
The Texas Republican also challenge the Vice President to an hour-long debate on gun violence and ways to solve it.
“I would like to invite the vice president to engage in an hour-long conversation and debate, ‘How do we stop crime,’” he said, to applause from the audience.
Cruz added that Biden should “welcome the opportunity to talk” if the facts were really on his side.
Biden indicated this week that he was continuing his push for gun control legislation, even though he “hasn’t really discussed” it with President Obama yet.