Biden's shotgun remarks set off social media firestorm
VP's self-defense suggestion 'counterproductive'?
- Duration 5:26
- Date Feb 22, 2013
VP's self-defense suggestion 'counterproductive'?
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Got a double barrel shotgun.
Had the shelves of twelve gauge shotgun.
And I promise you.
As I told my wife we live in an area that's what -- it is somewhat secluded.
Said -- 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 I promise she was -- coming it has not been.
No I was vice president Joseph Biden sharing some firearms advice for women worried about their safety.
That answer came during an online gun control forum earlier this week it was -- organized by Parents Magazine.
Vice president's controversial remarks have set off a social media firestorm of criticism from the left and the right.
But almost as interesting as what he said about the question itself you may not have heard this part of the exchange here is the first part of mr.
Biden's -- On.
-- earnest as the next question she asks do you believe that banning certain weapons and high capacity magazines.
-- mean that law abiding citizens will then become more of a target to criminals as we will have no way to sufficiently protect school.
-- -- -- -- Came up it's just.
Magazine -- -- I have turned my MO I've never heard anybody affairs magazine us these kinds of questions but I'm delighted to answer them.
-- joining me now as -- -- she's the woman who asked that question that touched off the vice president's response.
It is great to have you to the the for the vice president seemed to doubt whether.
You as a parent of Beatty -- just over one.
Would legitimately be asking in a parent's magazine forum a question about gun control.
We know why did you do that.
Well I am I mean there's been a lot of media recently about gun control.
And as a parent who has weapons in my home.
I just wanted to now all -- in terms facing bans on certain weapons or magazines.
You -- -- remove them from the hands.
-- -- I ain't no criminals are gonna go turning in their weapons.
You know my question -- is if he claims that our police officers are being out and should we be outgunned in our homes as -- or does he feel like proposing that -- will.
Will somehow all a sex criminals we use our guys went and had originally asked we seven and his.
Answered as he talked about how he this is the advice he gives to his way Jill.
You -- you go out there there's trouble with the double barrel shotgun -- you fired two warning shots and trust me that'll be the end of the matter not to worry.
Well the advice is probably some of the -- advice he did get -- -- let alone a loved one his wife.
-- who knows anything about diamonds they would know that double barrel shotgun only holds two rounds.
So once she goes out in plain sight and filers those two rounds.
She's a sitting -- she has no more ammunition and and in -- high pressure situation is she gonna sit there and some bullish -- -- load I highly doubt that.
And you know I think it was -- ice and it comes off a little sack fest.
Like let me tell you what you need verse says you know arm yourself or protect yourself in a way that you -- necessary.
What did you make of him.
Questioning whether the whether the question you asked in the first place was that it was appropriate.
I mean I don't feel like I'm the first person by any means who have asked that question -- questioned why can't.
Am I feel like it's you know it's been -- a lot of people's minds wondering how old you know proposing such as seeing.
When there's so many already in circulation and is going to have any effect whatsoever other than disarming.
You know lob biding citizens who have these things to protect themselves and their families in -- home.
And so I mean he -- tried to to.
That's probably not true that an air -- -- is so much he -- much easier to fire than a -- -- but.
As as you may know Kate beat the air fifteen it was used you know -- Perhaps because it's so easy to fire it was used in a couple of these mass shootings -- -- that Colorado movie massacre.
And another one that a recent shooting at the organ mall and so it's it it's it the weapon itself is controversial your thoughts on.
Well I mean I can't.
Stand that they wanna say you know this -- and looks scary it's a military designed but then.
I'm and that perhaps you know it's falling in the wrong -- but the fact is.
There's so many in circulation in that.
You know if somebody wants to get their hands on why then they'll have access to it one way.
You know whether it be stricter.
You know regulations on purchasing guns or magazines are what -- They're still unfortunately going to have that access or find another means he notes you have that kind of mass killing a fact.
And I feel like it's just a little bit counterproductive -- ad as just wasting you know legislation's time for something that's probably not.
Going to affect criminals at all.
Kate earnest yet beautiful daughter -- lovely as well thanks for being here.
Think you know problem bit of that we picture.