During a gun control speech in Colorado on Wednesday, President Obama said first lady Michelle Obama told him while they were campaigning in Iowa that she’d want a gun for self-protection if she lived in a rural area:
“The first conversation was when Michelle came back from doing some campaigning out in rural Iowa. And we were sitting at dinner, and she had been to a big county, a lot of driving out there, a lot of farmland.
“And she said, if I was living out in a farm in Iowa, I’d probably want a gun, too. If somebody just drives up into your driveway and you’re not home — you don’t know who these people are and you don’t know how long it’s going to take for the sheriffs to respond. I can see why you’d want some guns for protection.”