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Vice President Biden recommends shotgun for post-earthquake survival

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.

Here’s Joe Biden’s post-earthquake shotgun quote:…

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 24, 2013

Never really thought about it but I guess I DO want to keep people away in an earthquake

— Alex Burns (@aburnspolitico) January 24, 2013

According to the Oh-So-Wise Joe Biden, a shotgun is easier to use and aim with than an assault weapon… #YoureDrunkJoe

— John E. Christianson (@johnnyc1952) January 24, 2013

Oh, and FYI…Per VP Joe Biden, Shotguns are easier to shoot people with, you know

— Jessica James (@JessicaSJames) January 24, 2013

Another Biden blooper? In gun control forum, he says “buy a shotgun if you want to feel safe”…

— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) January 24, 2013

Remington should use this in an ad! RT @caintv: VIDEO: Biden advocates shotguns for post-earthquake proteciton

— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) 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

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