PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 11: U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden delivers remarks following a roundtable discussion with law enforcement officials to discuss gun safety on February 11, 2013 at Girard College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. President Barack Obama's administration is pushing for new gun control measures in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Credit: Getty Images
Vice President Joe Biden dismissed the concerns of a pro-gun woman during an online Town Hall event and told her she doesn't "need an AR-15."
After writing that she was worried about her family's security and gun control legislation, Biden encouraged the woman to buy a 12-gauge shotgun because she doesn't need a semi-automatic rifle to protect herself.
Biden also told the woman that she could scare off an intruder by firing two shots from a 12-gauge double-barrel shotgun. He said the AR-15 is harder to "aim" and use.
Jesse Bonner, owner of Jesse's Gun Shop in Corsicana, Texas, smacked down Biden's claim. He told TheBlaze that "our vice president is inaccurate."
"That would not be true," he said. "I've taught enough ladies to shoot all different types of firearms and I can tell you that the AR-15 is going to be better suited for a lady. It would be better for all-around home defense and it's one of the most accurate guns out there."
"The AR-15 is now a mainstream weapon because of its quality design and accuracy," he added, saying that a shotgun, especially a 12-gauge, can be difficult to use for many people. Smaller women could have even more trouble firing a 12-gauge shotgun due to the recoil.
Bonner explained that even younger kids are able to use an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle with ease.
Being in the firearms business for 21 years, Bonner told TheBlaze that there has been a coordinated effort to blur the line between semi-automatic rifles, like the AR-15, and fully automatic weapons.
"It's been happening through the purposeful blurring and slandering, whether to help legislation pass or to help a new company make money by selling advertising by sensationalizing," he said.
Visit the website for Jesse's Gun Shop, here.
(H/T: Weasel Zippers)