"If you want to keep people away in an earthquake," says Biden, "buy shotgun shells."—
Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 24, 2013
Joe Biden, the man running the White House’s gun violence task force, must have been genuinely inspired by the Costco clerk who tried to upsell him a set of tires. During today’s online “fireside chat” on guns, Biden tried to convince viewers they didn’t really want that “assault rifle” after all — what they really want when everything goes to hell is a shotgun.
Biden: A double-barrel shotgun would keep you a lot safer than an assault weapon – makes gun pantomime—
Alex Fitzpatrick (@AlexJamesFitz) January 24, 2013
It was a bizarre turn in the national conversation on guns; at least, it might have been considered bizarre if the suggestion had come from anyone but Biden, but this is just another case of Joe Being Joe™. We suppose it’s progress in a sense, in that a gun control advocate admitted a firearm might have a legitimate use outside of hunting and target shooting. You can use a gun to keep scavenging mobs away, but you won’t have a chance of getting off a clean shot with an AR-15 if the ground is shaking.
Never really thought about it but I guess I DO want to keep people away in an earthquake—
Alex Burns (@aburnspolitico) January 24, 2013
That would make a good ad. Will there be a run on shotguns before the supply dries up?
Bumblin' Joe Biden tells me, who lives in earthquake country, to keep shotgun shells. "Hey Joe~ you want to take away my shotgun!" ..putz..—
Trouble to a 'T' (@MarineReconDad) January 24, 2013