Less than two weeks after embarking on a tour to discuss the need for gun control, Joe Biden is again in the headlines, this time for advocating guns in the home. Yesterday, Feb. 19, the Vice President made an off-the-cuff remark during a Facebook question and answer session that seems to run counter to his work over the previous few weeks.
When asked by a Facebook user how civilians should protect themselves in the wake of the Obama administration's crackdown on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, the VP proclaimed: "Buy a shotgun, buy a shotgun."
He continued, "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."
These sentiments can be taken one of two ways. It's possible to see a glaring error in logic to hear the public face of gun control tout the awesome destructive power of a relatively easy-to-find weapon.
On the other hand, these words might also take some the pep out the "they're coming to get our guns" crowd, because it seems clear that, as long as you don't have a machine gun, the government - or, at least Joltin' Joe - doesn't want you left without some iron courage in your closet.