Vice President Joe Biden recently caused a stir when he told people at a roundtable discussion that if they were worried about protecting themselves at home, a shotgun would be more beneficial than an AR-15.
This was being debated in the context of the Obama administration’s calls to renew the federal assault weapons ban. In a Fox News story, Biden was quoted as telling the group that he instructs his wife to use a shotgun in the event of a problem. He reportedly said he’s told his wife to walk out onto the balcony and fire two blasts from the double-barreled shotgun.
“I promise you whoever’s coming in is not gonna,” Biden is reported as saying. “You don’t need an AR-15 (assault rifle). It’s harder to aim. It’s harder to use and in fact you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself.”
A double-barreled shotgun has long been a weapon used to incite fear.
So is Biden right? What do you think?
Would a double-barreled shotgun be an adequate deterrent and a better choice should a woman feel the need for protection?