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Joe Biden sure does like shotguns, doesn’t he?

Assault weapons: Bad. Shotguns: Good. Apparently?

I touched on this briefly yesterday, but Patrick Howley has more:

Vice President Joe Biden said it’s easier to hit a target with shotgun than an assault weapon during his first-ever “Fireside Hangout” on gun violence Thursday, hosted on the White House’s Google Plus page.

Biden made the remark to defend his position that banning assault weapons will not impede the safety of American gun owners…

“A shotgun will keep you a lot safer — a double-barreled shotgun — than an assault weapon in somebody’s hand who doesn’t know how to use it, even one who does know how to use it,” Biden said. “You know, it’s harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun.”

Ladies and gentlemen: the 45th President of the United States.

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Putting aside whether or not this is true — which, as we all know, is beside the point with this administration — I’m not sure how it’s an argument for banning assault weapons. Why ban a weapon that can’t hit anything anyway? But that’s Earth logic and therefore has no effect on ol’ Joe.

This isn’t the first time our next president has talked up the virtues of shotguns:

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But if you like any other types of guns, Joe thinks you’re crazy:

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Having Joe Biden, of all people, question your mental capacity should be considered a badge of honor. I can only aspire to such an accolade.

And remember: Whenever a Democrat talks about “gun safety,” he means gun control. See, “gun control” sounds harsh and authoritarian. People don’t like gun control. Whereas “gun safety” sounds friendly and helpful. How can you be against safety, you teabagging wingnut?

Control the language and you control thought. Or whatever it is that goes on inside Joe Biden’s head all day.

P.S. Courtesy of Business Insider, here’s the magic moment: