During a conversation about gun violence on MSNBC this morning, Vice President Joe Biden explained that there was a growing group of gun owners that might not understand guns as well as hunters.
“There is a whole new sort of group of individuals now who – I don’t know what the numbers are – that never hunt at all,” Biden said. “But they own guns for one of two reasons, self-protection or they just like the feel of that AR-15 at the range. They like the way it feels.”
Biden imitated holding a weapon and added, “You know, it’s like driving a Ferrari, Do you know what I mean?”
“My impression is there’s not the same sort of cultural norm about gun ownership with a lot of people who are buying guns now,” Biden added recalling a dinner he attended in Delaware sponsored by the "White Neck Hunting Club."
The hunters he met there, Biden explained, were "responsible gun owners" who wanted to pass restrictions on assault rifles.
"They are embarrassed with this notion that somehow these guys are being -- doing something that is inappropriate owning guns," Biden insisted.