In Recent Debate Joe Biden Asked “Preppers” to Trade in Their “Assault Weapons” For Shotguns (Video)


By JG Vibes
January 26, 2012

Apparently guns aren’t just for hunting anymore.  Who would have thought?

Joe Biden has appealed to preppers in a recent appearance, asking them to support an “assault weapons” ban, and suggesting that they just buy some registered shotguns when it goes into effect.

In all reality, people have the moral right to own a few of both without registering them with anyone, but that wasn’t touched on in his discussion.  Just earthquakes and “doomsday” scenarios.

According to TPM:

“On Thursday, Biden took his pitch one step further, reaching out to the hardest of the hardcore gun owner, the doomsday prepper.

Asked to square his support for an assault weapons ban with view by some that their firearms will protect them if the world goes to hell, Biden said the two things worked perfectly. If the chips are down, Biden said, you’d much rather have a shotgun.

“Guess what? A shotgun will keep you a lot safer — a double-barrel shotgun — than the assault weapon somebody’s hands who doesn’t know how to use it,” Biden, who owns two shotguns of his own, said during a Google+ hangout on gun violence.

“You know, it’s harder to use an assault weapon and hit something than it is to use a shotgun, ok? So if you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells.”

The full exchange about shotguns and earthquakes:

These politicians are totally crazy.  It is none of their business what people do with their property, especially someones means of self defense.


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J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter-culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, a staff writer and reporter for The Intellihub and host of a show called Voluntary Hippie Radio. 

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