Biden was asked about what people would do for self-defense in the event of widespread looting following a natural disaster (or a race-riot like what happened in L.A. over the Rodney King incident) if "assault weapons" (does that mean semi-automatic weapons, I think fully automatics are already banned). Biden responded that they should get a shotgun. According to Biden "A shotgun will keep you a lot safer, a double-barreled shotgun, than the assault weapon in somebodys hands [who] doesnt know how to use it, even one who does know how to use it. Its harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun. You want to keep people away in an earthquake? Buy some shotgun shells.
So what do you make of these remarks, also would Obama's proposed gun control measures (which won't pass Congress anyway) also ban combat shotguns, the type that the military uses (often when they are engaging in house-to-house fighting, particularly when they first enter a house)?
Also if people own assault weapons, wouldn't they train to make sure they know how to use them?