Biden is now telling what it's like "Being Biden"

Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks at the Winter-Spring meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Washington.
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The White House is launching an audio series to give Americans the sense they're behind the scenes with Vice President Joe Biden.

The series is called "Being Biden" and features the vice president narrating the stories behind photographs from his life in the Obama administration.

It's part of a broader White House digital strategy to engage Americans directly through social media instead of relying on the mainstream media to get their message out.

The first installment highlights a photo of Biden serving dinner rolls at a Delaware hunting club's annual charity dinner.

Biden says these sportsmen represent responsible gun owners who believe the Second Amendment right to own a weapon is about self-protection and hunting.

"They believe there is a Second Amendment right to own a weapon," Biden said. "So do I, but they also believe that it's for self protection and legitimate uses like hunting and these guys have the ethic, an ethic that I find most sportsmen have, one that demands responsibility in terms of their case how you deal with, treat and store your weapons, and there's an ethic that they have that says we're going to help those in our community who are in need.

"I know these guys, and I know an awful lot of them. I've been doing it for over 30 years. They're my friends, but the point is they are absolutely, totally responsible."

"This is the third-month anniversary of those 20 beautiful little babies who were massacred up in Connecticut in Sandy Hook and those six brave teachers and administrators that tried to protect them. And the country cries for responsible action, to do everything we can to see to it that these kinds of events don't happen again," he said.

Biden goes on to call on Congress to take up the White House's proposals on gun control.

"I'm pleased to say the Judiciary Committee, that's the committee in the United States Senate has passed out the major elements of what we've proposed. They've passed out a gun trafficking piece of legislation, a universal background check piece, a school safety piece, and I think they're going to do more," said Biden.

"I think it's time the United States Congress act responsibly now and seriously debate the pieces of legislation we've talked about so that we can get to a position where we actually make our communities safer for our children, make our schools safer and make society safer."