For folks that wonder why pro-civil rights folks do not trust Democrats, Joe Biden is a near perfect case study. He knows next to nothing about guns, but feels qualified to propose legislation for the entire country.
He recently suggested that a shotgun is as good as an AR-15 for self defense purposes. He went so far as to suggest that you shoot a shotgun through a door at suspected assailants.
Aside from the fact that shotguns kick far more than an AR, the primary problem in the above is that it will buy you a ticket to court for reckless handling of a firearm.
Another problem with the above is....surprise....shotguns are used far more often to commit crimes than assault rifles. The only weapon class used more often is an ordinary revolver.
These folks know nothing about guns yet feel qualified to legislate our lives. Incredible.