“Guess what? A shotgun will keep you a lot safer — a double-barreled shotgun — than an assault weapon in somebody’s hands that doesn’t know how to use it, even one who does know how to use it. You know, it’s harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun, OK. So if you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells.”Which is exactly the reason that the Department of Homeland Security has put forth a bid for 7,000 AR-15's as a "personal defense weapon."
Maybe the Department of Homeland Security wants to kill a lot of people quickly? According to the Violence Policy Center there is no other reason for an "assault weapon."
The plain truth is that semiautomatic assault weapons look bad because they are bad. They were designed and developed to meet a specific military goal, which was killing and wounding as many people as possible at relatively short range as quickly as possible, without the need for carefully aimed fire. In short, they are ideal weaponsI feel a little dirty now, having quoted the VPC's "Bullet Hoses" propaganda, but it serves a point that a liberal will say absolutely anything, abandon any previously held position, and do whatever it takes to press for the agenda of the day.
So, if according to the VPC, "assault weapons" are so dangerous because they are so easy to use because of their low recoil and ability to get back on target more quickly than a manually operated firearm (including double barreled shotguns) and because they have a better range than a handgun even if they aren't a true long distance rifle (although most AR's are accurate to several football fields)....
One can only come to three possible conclusions; 1) that Joe Biden is utterly ignorant, 2) the VPC is full of shit, or 3) BOTH Joe Biden is utterly (even purposefully) ignorant AND the VPC is full of shit. My guess is option 3.
But then again, as President Reagan said, "It isn't that Liberals are stupid, they just know so much that isn't so."