Vice President Joe Biden says buy a shotgun for security, not an AR-15


WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Americans don’t need semi-automatic weapons to protect their homes because a couple of blasts from a shotgun will scare off intruders.

“Buy a shotgun, buy a shotgun,” the vice president encouraged those worried about defending themselves. He was speaking in an online video as part of a Facebook town hall hosted by Parents Magazine on the administration’s strategy for reducing gun violence, which he has led at the direction of President Barack Obama.

Biden said he keeps two shotguns and shells locked up at home and he’s told his wife, Jill, to use them if she needs protection. He presumably was speaking about before he became vice president, a position that gives the couple full-time Secret Service protection.

“I said, ‘Jill, if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony … take that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house,'” Biden said. “You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use and in fact, you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself.”

Biden’s answer came in response to a question posted by a Facebook user about whether the administration’s proposal to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines would make law-abiding citizens more of a target of criminals since they wouldn’t have a sufficient way of protecting themselves. Biden bristled at the question, saying he’s never heard such sentiments in the pages of Parents Magazine.

“But I’m delighted to answer them,” he added quickly.

Biden said he learned his lessons on gun safety from his father, who was a hunter. He said as a child, he wasn’t even allowed to point a cap gun at other children while playing cops and robbers. He said most gun owners are very responsible, but parents should make sure guns are locked up to keep children safe, just like pool gates and liquor cabinets.

He also said he doesn’t think the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms should be changed. He said limits on the use of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines is compatible with that right.

22 thoughts on “Vice President Joe Biden says buy a shotgun for security, not an AR-15

  1. This man has 57 body guards for Christ sake. Probably the most incompetent VP we have ever had. Time to put this clown to pasture… The money we are wasting on this idiots salary is incomprehensible. Can you say dementia?

    1. Mark, his apparent incompetence is merely a facade. NEVER underestimate these people, especially one so highly placed in the so-called ‘government’.

      Contrived ineptitude and deception are their stock in trade.

      1. #1
        Remember how we were talking about Fallen Angels, Nephilim, etc?
        Well, Steve Quayle is on the Hagmann and Hagmann Report right now

        Subject is
        The days of Noah are here… what you need to know & how to deal with the times ahead

        There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. – Genesis 6:4

        1. Hey Smilardog, the show got electronically nuked less than halfway through. It was really interesting, too. What was the name of Quayle’s Genesis website?


            Yeah, Joe Hagmann came back on and said thier equipment got fried. what ever that means. That happens all the time when SQ is on anywhere. I noticed it happen when he was going to get deeper into the DNA subject. The would be rulers don’t like that info being spread around for some reason.

            Maybe, they will continue the show tomorrow… most likely

  2. Anybody that listens to this blabbering idiot deserves to be eliminated.
    My son sent me a link to rivero’s site about a 12-14′ grizzly bear that took four .38 rounds and TWELVE! 7mm rounds to down the man eater.
    Hey Joe, how’s that shotgun working for ya now?
    I bet Ol Grizz eats your ignorant ass!

    1. Does that mean he approves of us all haveing a AA12,`cause I`d love one. By the way the 22 cal ammo is unavailable anywhere around here in western Wi. I checked all over and everyone is out. A week ago there was a lot of it around.

      1. Hey DiggerDan,I was watching some hunting show last night and ted nugent did an add for his new line of ammo he said they had everything right now so it might be a good source for those out or running low,Theres still plenty of all guns/ammo here in the hills its a pretty isolated area where I live.

        1. Are you talking Hills City out there by Mount Rushmore? My oldest freind is a hunting guide out there. I`m no fan of ted nugent he is kind of a traitor ya know – but I`m still looking. A bro. of mine – ya know one of those one of a kind trustworthy bro. freinds – sold me a car and prefers payments in ammo, hehe good payment plan eh. Anyway thanks for the heads up there Steve Apple , I appreciate it.

          1. Im in the middle of W.Va. east where the little mountains are,yea ol teds out their but ammos ammo

          2. Yup Steve, ammo is ammo nowdays with the shortage. Where did you say ted nugent said to go for ammo. I was thinking about Maine Militia – I think they are called, ya know that commercial on The Word.

  3. Thanx for the tip Joe. What happens when the perp is over 50yrds away? I’ve got a little bit of everything that will cover 300yds in.

  4. This traitor still has no idea of what the 2nd amendment is about. It is not up to him or anyone else what weapons we are allowed by the 2nd amendment to own or possess. We must have the right to determine that ourselves. I know a tyrantical govt. will have planes, bombs, tanks, drones, missiles, and many other high powered weapons, we must have the right to match that or the tyrant will be hard to defeat. If bozo Biden wants to protect his family with a shotgun, that is his choice and I respect that, but as a servant to the public he should keep his mouth shut when speaking as a traitor, and not tell others what they should or can have. The sooner people like him and obammy are out of office the sooner we can make things better.

  5. Now we know where to cut spending. Fire ALL those politician’s bodyguards and buy each of the ONE double barrel shotgun. TAKE YOUR OWN Fing ADVICE you government teat suckers.

  6. This is very simple logic. DHS will not use shotguns when they come to kill me, my family, or my neighbors. They will bring high powered automatic rifles and handguns. I will not go through the unconstitutional scrutiny to own automatic weapons and automatic weapons are not much use for accurate shot placement anyhow. I will keep highpowered smi-automatic rifles and hand guns to defend myself and my countrymen from Obama’s gestappo (DHS), unlawful police, unlawful military. It is not about defending against criminals, I hae shot guns for them. I have high powered semi-auto rifles for defense against my government. I will not hand them over to my enemy so that my enemy may murder me with less risk.

  7. Actually, a 12 guage loaded with slugs can be quite effective at close range against body armor, which is always a consideration.

  8. “BD50 (Big Damage) Sabot Slug is designed for fully rifled shotgun barrels. Staying true to the Extreme Shock tradition, the BD50 Slug is Lead-Free and Frangible. The BD50 is a 300 grain, .50 caliber, copper jacketed, compressed Tungsten slug, engineered to fragment inside of soft tissue. With the velocity of 2,000 feet per second, the BD50 delivers a massive 2,886 ft. lbs. of kinetic energy.”
    We had solid slugs that would go through engine blocks at 50yards.
    There is a 10 gauge solid available as well. (for big engines)
    The nice thing about shotguns with solid is that you can still aim at centre-of-mass, and not have to do fancy head-hips alignment. If you have to engage them at a distance, then you would probably want 7.62 and a bolt action.

  9. I still prefer 7.62×39 AK over shotgun witihin 150 yrd for less recoil, let’s you come back on target faster, has better stopping power than .223. 7.62×39 soft point can still penetrate Kevlar, though I assume anyone that we would have to pull the AK out on would possibly be suited in plates. At that point you just suppres the plate laden slow bastards and move to evactuate the area.

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