Have you noticed Joe Biden's obsession with shotguns?
During a Facebook town hall hosted by Parents Magazine, Biden recommended that people buy a double barrel shotgun if they wanted to defend themselves. He said that he told his wife Jill, "If there's ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here--walk out, put that double barrel shot gun and fire two blasts outside the house -- I promise you whoever is coming in ... 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. Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun."
As we know, Biden has offered similar advice before. Last month during a Google + hangout, Biden told someone in California who was worried about protecting himself after an earthquake, "A shotgun would keep you a lot safer – a double barrel shotgun – than the assault weapon in somebody's hand who doesn't know how to use it, even one who does know how to use it. You know. It's harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun. So, if you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells."
Biden's obsession with his shotguns goes back even further to the 2008 presidential race when he assured gun owners, “I guarantee ya, Barack Obama ain’t takin’ my shotgun, so don’t buy that malarky. . . I got two, and if he [Obama] tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem!”
Ok, so we get it. The Vice President likes his shotguns and recommends that others use the same. But who is Joe Biden or any politician to mandate what types of guns we should and shouldn't be using in order to protect our lives and our property? Just because the White House has approved of shotguns doesn't mean that we have to accept that as the only means of reasonable protection. That decision should be up to us and is protected by our Second Amendment.