As Leah already reported, yesterday Vice President Joe Biden held a Google+ hangout so he could answer direct questions about new gun control measures being pushed by the administration. On top of saying shotguns are better to use if you want to hit someone, Biden also said the administration's new push isn't gun control but "gun safety." Biden also argued that because assault weapons aren't used often to kill people, they should be banned.
"It is true that the vast majority of gun deaths in America are not a consequence of the use of an assault weapon, but that begs the issue of whether or not assault weapons have any utility."
We've been hearing all about about the "gun safety" groups Biden is taking his advice from like Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, but guess what? These "gun safety" groups aren't gun safety groups at all, they're gun control groups. The nation's largest and actual gun safety group is the National Rifle Association, which provides thousands of gun safety trainings each year.
From beginner to developing competitor, the NRA Training Department develops safe, ethical, responsible shooters through a network of more than 93,000 instructors and range safety officers, more than 5,200 coaches, and more than 1,700 training counselors. NRA Training Counselors recruit and train instructors to teach NRA's basic firearm courses. NRA Coaches, in turn, develop competitors at the club, high school, collegiate and national levels.
Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, was published on July 8, 2014.