FLASHBACK: Remember who said ‘fire two blasts’ from a double-barrel shotgun to ward off intruders?
Mary Rose Corkery, DCNF
President Joe Biden advised purchasing a double-barrel shotgun for protection and to ward off intruders during a 2013 interview.
“If you wanna protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun, have the shells of 12-gauge shotgun and I promise you, as I told my wife — we live in an area that’s wooded and somewhat secluded — I said Jill, if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here or walk out, put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house,” Biden said during a question and answer session with Parents Magazine on proposals from former President Barack Obama’s administration to lower gun violence.
Biden announced executive action over gun control from the White House on Thursday following several recent shootings across the country, including one in Boulder, Colorado and shootings at three massage parlors across Atlanta, Georgia.
The administration announced several action items Thursday over “the gun violence public health epidemic,” according to a White House Fact Sheet. The actions include a 60-day-deadline for the Justice Department (DOJ) to release “model ‘red flag’ legislation for states,” and a 30-day-deadline for the DOJ to release a proposal aimed at helping to halt the increase in “ghost-guns.”
“I promise you whoever coming in is not gonna — you don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use and in fact you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun, buy a shotgun,” Biden said in 2013.