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“If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun. You don’t need an AR-15,” the vice president said Tuesday during a Facebook town hall hosted by Parents Magazine. “You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim; it’s harder to use. Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun!”

Hearing Biden, President Obama’s point man on new gun control measures, implore Americans to “buy a shotgun” may have sounded jarring to some. But according to the veep, it’s all about gun safety and the right kind of gun culture.

“There is a really healthy gun culture in this country,” Biden said, recalling his own upbringing around guns in Scranton, Pa. “We weren’t even allowed while playing cops and robbers to point a cap gun at someone. You don’t do that.”

Source: Dan Hirschhorn for NY Daily

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