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Joe Biden's Ferrari Comment on MSNBC, Other Remarks Irk Gun Owners

Friday, 12 Apr 2013 11:36 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Vice President Joe Biden made a couple of controversial points during a roundtable discussion on MSNBC Thursday, comparing owning a gun to "driving a Ferrari" and saying that shotguns aren’t capable of shooting through walls.

Biden, appearing on "Morning Joe," said that too many people own guns simply because they like firing them.

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"They like the way it feels," he said. "They just — you know, it’s like driving a Ferrari."

Biden also backed up the argument he made earlier this year when he said that a shotgun is the best form of self protection as compared to an AR-15 assault rifle.

"Guess what? A shotgun will keep you a lot safer — a double-barrel shotgun — than the assault weapon somebody’s hands who doesn’t know how to use it," Biden said in January in an online Google+ discussion.

On Thursday, Biden restated his opinion, but added some interested evidence to his position.

"You know, they make fun of my saying about use a shotgun if someone's invading your home — guess what, use a shotgun on someone invading your home and you don't kill your kids — use an AR-15, it goes through your wall and it can kill your kid in the bedroom," Biden said.

Twitter users immediately jumped on his comments.

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