Biden: Americans should buy shotguns, not assault weapons
VP's town hall comments raise eyebrows
- Duration 4:07
- Date Feb 20, 2013
VP's town hall comments raise eyebrows
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Story on the vice president Joseph Biden raising some eyebrows during an on -- event about gun control.
After telling the audience that they do not -- assault weapon to protect their families or their homes but instead -- a shotgun.
-- -- -- -- -- Jill if there's ever a problem just walk out on the balcony here walk out.
Put that double barrel shotgun and fired two blasts.
Outside the house you don't mean they -- fifteen.
It's harder -- team.
It's harder to use.
And in fact.
You don't need thirty rounds to protect yourself -- Biden also says he keeps to shot guns and shells locked up at his home.
In Wilmington Delaware what about this now you're here it's the your red state dot com -- and you're very good morning -- -- Good morning I -- why any Secret Service.
Boy you got fed to five years plus -- -- is the answer the question.
Yeah and because I think the White House and Democrats -- -- very bad decision in their handling of gun control issue.
Where they left the impression with a lot of Americans -- they wanna come after every long girl guy not just particular assault rifles so they're trying now to get Joseph Biden others such as Biden you've got the president with the skeet shooting photos and others.
Did try to make the case that they're not opposed to shot -- this is actually the second time Joseph Biden has done this a couple weeks ago when a Google laying out.
He said that you don't -- they are fifteen to protect yourself and California after earthquakes from looters and rioters because they shotgun you don't have to -- -- you can still get more people than they are fifty did you think he's expressing it the best way I understand the politics behind.
I don't -- -- lifting her breasts is the best way.
Well they you know it sounds like -- -- in his last comment in this when that you can do more damage it hit more people with a shotgun that and they are fifteen which to some degree undermines their argument that we need to get rid of.
Well I I heard it -- different way he told his wife Jill there's a problem -- in the balcony put that double barreled shotgun and fired to blast outside the house which leaves the impression that.
-- only if there's a bad guy out there.
He's gonna run away.
I guess that's what he's after her she's going to hitting somehow -- I'm not exactly sure is that even legal listed on your balcony at a residential area -- your -- off -- I think of the White House probably needs to get with the vice president in.
Clarify these -- which clearly there's a coordinated effort here -- you don't hear things like this.
Come on two separate occasions from the vice president and other from the White House unless they've sat around and decided they need to talk -- shotguns in order to talk down assault rifles I'm not exactly sure.
What they're thinking but -- what are the downside for the Democrats on this is.
Most of the Democrats were talking about these issues.
Are not just anti long girl go under anti -- they don't deal with guns they're not from that culture so it's difficult for them to talk about something they're not even familiar.
I think the question cut him off guard if you go back a little bit that this was -- at FaceBook online.
Chat to that was also -- in video form as you saw the question came in from the moderator.
And said the woman asked do you believe that banning certain weapons and high capacity magazines will mean that law abiding citizens will then become more of a target to criminals.
And Biden -- saying as this Parents Magazine.
And the moderator said actually that came up again and again it is and Biden said I have Parents Magazine in my home I've never heard anybody in the magazine asked these kind.
You know they should be prepare for these questions and again I think one of the problems Democrats -- -- -- their own internal polling.
Is that the Americans feel like they want to take more than just assault rifles away and they've got to clarify but.
I fight -- hardly be.
From a guy in California asking him about whether or not it -- they would be opposed him protected himself after -- looting from an earthquake and took.
Same thing I've gotten -- my read was not that he was surprised to get the question but he was surprised that it was in this.
For -- and Parents Magazine slash FaceBook so.
-- areas -- take the kids right on look after the Secret Service -- right behind him Erick Erickson out of Georgia thanks.