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  Adar 10, 5773 , 20/02/13

Biden To Parents: Buy a Shotgun, Not an Assault Weapon

Speaking to readers of Parents Magazine during an online Facebook “town hall” meeting, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who has been tasked with overseeing the administration's gun control reform proposal, said there is no need in the country for assault weapons and said that he told his wife, Jill, that she should get a double-barreled shotgun to protect herself.

"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," he said. 

The AR-15 is the same assault weapon used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting which left 26 dead.

When asked about the White House's gun control proposal, Biden said it wasn't perfect and won't fix everything but that it would have a great impact on any future debates over gun control in the country. 

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