Master schmoozer Joe Biden took part in something called a "Facebook town hall" hosted by Parents Magazine earlier today. Biden was there, presumably, to talk about parenting advice, but, as tends to happen these days on Facebook (if, like me, you're from the South), the conversation turned to gun laws. One of the town hall's participants asked Biden if President Obama's gun control package, which contains proposals to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines, would make law-abiding citizens "more of a target for criminals as [they] will have no way to sufficiently defend [themselves]."

After reasonably noting that it was an odd question to answer at an event hosted by Parents Magazine (Biden is apparently a subscriber), he went on to offer some home protection advice, which was: "Get a double-barreled shotgun." He then elaborated.

"Have the shells ready. And I promise I told my wife...we live in an area that's in the woods and somewhat secluded. I said, 'Jill, if there's ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony , walk out and take that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. I promise you whoever is coming in...You don't need an AR-15. It's harder to aim, it's harder to use and in fact, you don't need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun, buy a shotgun."

So now you know: don't fuck with the Biden's property in Delaware.