Biden, a native of
"It was pure coincidence. I happened to be literally, probably it turned out to be a quarter of a mile, back in 2006, at an outing when I heard gun shots in the woods that we didn't know where -- we thought there were hunters," Biden said, according to a transcript of the speech. "As I got back to the clubhouse in this outing and saw helicopters, it was a shooting that had just taken place in a small, Amish school just outside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. So it's not just big cities or well-to-do suburbs. It could happen anywhere."
For those who may not remember the event that shook the very core of the
While it may be nearly impossible to prove the veracity of Biden's recollection, his spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff told Lancaster Newspapers, without offering specifics, that Biden, then a U.S. Senator in neighboring Delaware, was in the area that day golfing.