“A shotgun will keep you a lot safer — a double-barreled shotgun — than the assault weapons in somebody’s hands that doesn’t know how to use it, even one that does know how to use it,” Biden advised. “You know, it’s hard to use an assault weapon and hit something than it is a shotgun.”
“If you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells,” he added. “I’m must less concerned quite frankly about what you would call an assault weapon than I am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine.”
DeFranco pointed out that Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza had to swap out his 30-round magazines at least four times to fire 150 rounds while killing 20 elementary school children with the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle.
“With how fast you can swap out a magazine, do you really think limiting the magazine size to 10 will have an impact?” DeFranco asked.
“If it was 10 shells in there, he would have had to swap out 30 times,” Biden explained. “And so what would happen is, the response time, in fact, may have saved one kid’s life.