Speaking at an event at Georgetown University on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton shared his views on guns in America, stating that if you live in a city and need protection for your home, there is by far no better weapon than a shotgun. “It’s not even close,” he said.
Clinton noted that while an “assault weapons” ban was passed on his watch as president, he paid for it in the 1994 congressional elections.
“The people who were against it said, ‘I’m going to kill you. I wouldn’t vote for you if you were the last candidate on earth,’” Clinton said.
The former president then explained what he sees as the differences in viewpoints between big city and suburban residents.
“If you live in a city and you think you need protection of your home, you’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon,” he said. “Trust me. It’s not even close.”