Skip to comments.More self-defense advice from Joe Biden: “Just fire the shotgun through the door”
Posted on 02/27/2013 6:12:16 PM PST by randita
Because the advice he offered last week to simply fire two blasts outside the house wasnt recklessly bogus enough, heres the vice president expounding even further on his recommendations for in-home self-defense in an in-depth interview with Field & Stream on Monday (h/t Washington Examiner):
F&S: What about the other uses, for self-defense and target practice?
V.P. BIDEN: Well, the way in which we measure it isI think most scholars would sayis that as long as you have a weapon sufficient to be able to provide your self-defense. I did one of these town-hall meetings on the Internet and one guy said, Well, what happens when the end days come? What happens when theres the earthquake? I live in California, and I have to protect myself.
I said, Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door. Most people can handle a shotgun a hell of a lot better than they can a semiautomatic weapon in terms of both their aim and in terms of their ability to deter people coming. We can argue whether thats true or not, but it is no argument that, for example, a shotgun could do the same job of protecting you. Now, granted, you can come back and say, Well, a machine gun could do a better job of protecting me. No ones arguing we should make machine guns legal.
Honesty, did no one bother to inform the vice president, after his first round of similarly awful advice, that just blasting away on the back porch will 1) reveal your position, 2) leave you effectively disarmed, and 3) possibly get you into some legal trouble?
Personal anecdote, as a young woman of the sort at which the vice president heartily chuckled last week: Im fairly handy with a twelve gauge, if I do say so myself Ive been using them for years on family shooting expeditions, so Ive had plenty of practice time to get comfortable with them. Just this past Christmas, however, I had my first opportunity to try out an AR-15, and not knowing what to expect, I firmly nestled the assault weapon into my shoulder, braced for impact, and there was virtually no kick. Effortlessly accurate at both short and long distances, and easy to operate, too.
I would never argue that a shotgun is a good option for home defense and deterrence (especially those singularly musical sounds of a ready-to-go pump-action) in the case that a single intruder is bearing down on you, since it doesnt take much precision at close range but you better not miss. Tradeoffs, people.
And just firing the shotgun out the door when you think people might be looking to enter your home?
So much for gun safety advocacy.
Not me... I inherited the house. Dad's the one that insisted on the doors. And associated hardware to tie them to the structure.
Please tell me that site is like the onion. There is no way even Biden the clown is THAT stupid.
Biden's staff and the White House press office will be gearing up to spin it, even if it is satire.
Because with Joe... you just don't know.
Looks like Oscar Pistorius took Biden’s advice!
This one by JJ Walker and the Allstars I like better.
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Looks like Oscar Pistorius took Bidens advice!
I only checked in on this thread to see if this had already been posted.
It matters a LOT actually because if it’s real, Joe the Clown just changed the bar standard and line where murder becomes self defense.
This is going to be very ugly if it’s real.
Uh Joe... "machine guns" ARE legal in most states.
Um... no. The common law and the written law prevail over the rantings of a lunatic, even if they are real, and even if they are from the Vice President of the United States.
Nothing Joe says has the force of law.
Now I have a huge hole in my door, Plugs! What do I do about that?
Is he really that stupid?
Indeed. I see others in the thread have made the connection. Thanks for the Hunter Safety Tips, Joe! Can my defense attorney call you as an expert witness?
My first thought too. Oscar Pistorious is the perfect example of the consequences of shooting through a door.
Yeah...lets ask that guy with the blade legs in South Africa how shooting through a door works out?
Saw the video of Saddam firing the gun in the air last night and it reminded of what Biden has said. That would make a good ad.
Big Bad Joe Biden is looking more like Elmer Fudd than Dirty Harry.