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Bill Clinton: “You’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon. Trust me.”
Hotair ^ | 04/30/2013 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 04/30/2013 7:13:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Been getting our self-defense and firearm-selection advice from our esteemed vice president, have we? Or, would that be just our talking points? Via the Washington Examiner:

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If you live in a city and you think you need protection of your home, you’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon,” Clinton added. “Trust me. It’s not even close.

Groan. For the umpteenth time — yes, a shotgun is a very solid choice for in-home self-defense, but for goodness’ sake, stop trying to discount AR-15s and their ilk as an defense option because of your eagerness to discredit its possible uses and classify it as an “assualt” weapon. What a criminal can assault a law-abiding citizen with, a law-abiding citizen can just as easily deter and defend against criminals.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assaultweapon; banglist; clinton; guncontrol; secondamendment; shotgun
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1 posted on 04/30/2013 7:13:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, okay. That was pretty easy. How would have thunk it was so simple. Asshat.


2 posted on 04/30/2013 7:14:41 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: SeekAndFind

Clinton actually said “trust me”? Wow, even Hillary ain’t that dumb.


3 posted on 04/30/2013 7:14:50 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bill Clinton don’t know squat plus he never had VP that knew how to use a shotgun!


4 posted on 04/30/2013 7:15:04 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: SeekAndFind

Said the rapist.


5 posted on 04/30/2013 7:15:26 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SeekAndFind
I've got a shotgun, a rifle, and a four wheel drive.
6 posted on 04/30/2013 7:16:39 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Leave the AR-15s to us: we've got you covered!

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7 posted on 04/30/2013 7:17:31 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Straight from Slick Willie the draft dodger. Hey Willie! How much time do you have luggin’ an M-16? Sorry. I don’t “Trust You”. You don’t have a clue about firearms.


8 posted on 04/30/2013 7:17:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well since he said “Trust me”, we can automatically know he is lying.


9 posted on 04/30/2013 7:18:22 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like most rapists, Bill prefers unarmed victims.


10 posted on 04/30/2013 7:18:43 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: SeekAndFind

WOW Clinton’s statement..the jokes are endless..just imagine if Paula Jones and his other victims had guns..guess Clinton wants them all to be disarmed, easier to rape


11 posted on 04/30/2013 7:18:47 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind
Yeah, trust ol' Blood & Guts Bill.

Who can forget his service in Vietnam?

12 posted on 04/30/2013 7:18:51 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

We know he’s telling the truth because all the inner-city cops carry shotguns but none of them carry AR-15s.


13 posted on 04/30/2013 7:19:03 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well that’s stupid. That would be like saying you’d be better off with a cigar than a -—

Oh, wait, this _is_ Bill Clinton we’re talking about.


14 posted on 04/30/2013 7:19:13 PM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Trust me? What the hell does he know? A real assault weapon, as defined by our military is a select fire firearm. That is, it is either a fully automatic machine gun, or can be selected to fire in single rounds (or 3 groups).

So, NO a shotgun is not better than a full auto machine gun, shot from a distance the shotgun cannot reach. Close in, maybe but only with surprise. A Thompson beats a trench broom anyday— cut somebody in half with it.


15 posted on 04/30/2013 7:19:13 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks for your input on the 2nd Amendment William.

You may now STFU and concentrate on the meaning of “is”.

Asshat


16 posted on 04/30/2013 7:22:22 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have 25 years in the firearms field. I have well over 30 years as a shooter. Sorry Bill, you don’t know what your talking about and you never will.

I’ll choose my own tools for home and personal defense. Keep your uneducated, leftist, BS opinion to your self. Trust me, they are not wanted nor needed. Idiot.


17 posted on 04/30/2013 7:23:53 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t that what freedom of choice is all about.


18 posted on 04/30/2013 7:24:20 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: SeekAndFind

I really want to take advice from a guy that can’t shoot straight because his barrel’s bent.


19 posted on 04/30/2013 7:24:23 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: SeekAndFind; muir_redwoods
Bill Clinton: “You’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon. Trust me.”

What difference does it make?

20 posted on 04/30/2013 7:24:33 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is that why his own security detail carries Shotguns instead of H&K MP5s? Oh wait.


21 posted on 04/30/2013 7:24:55 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: SeekAndFind

Bill Clinton: “If you really want someone dead, have their plane drop from the sky Ron Brown style.”


22 posted on 04/30/2013 7:25:10 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: SeekAndFind

No, Mr. Clinton, I will not trust a known perjurer and liar.

I will choose what weapon I am better off with. That is my right as an American citizen given to me by God, not you.


23 posted on 04/30/2013 7:25:17 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, Bill’s personal life was always more the shotgun spray-in-every-direction style than anything actually directed and controlled, so it makes sense.


24 posted on 04/30/2013 7:25:38 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: SeekAndFind
Yeah! Trust Slick Willie and Rimshot Joe. Liberals know all about firearms.
25 posted on 04/30/2013 7:25:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know what former President Clinton said and I don’t care about his agenda (we know it is bad). However, IF one only wants a firearm JUST to protect themself inside a home...THEN it is true that a shotgun (provided it is a weaponized one with a 18’ barrel and pump or semi-auto) IS the BEST choice. A rifle will go through several walls and possible hurt a neighbor, but a shotgun (using large birdshot) won’t travel much past the first wall (even drywall). Plus, the shotgun will be more immediately incapacitating and lethal.

I doubt Mr. Clinton would approve of a “riot gun” version of a shotgun that is best for home defense though. A single, or double barrel hunting shotgun would not be much use indoors. Mr. Clinton would probably consider the proper defense shotgun to be an “assault weapon” as well.


26 posted on 04/30/2013 7:26:30 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: SeekAndFind

If I had a choice between a shotgun or an AR when fending off an intruder, I will opt for the AR ever time. But, that’s just me.


27 posted on 04/30/2013 7:26:55 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: SeekAndFind

When are people going to wake up and stop the liberals from making the 2nd amendment about crime & protection from criminals?

We don’t need anyone’s permission to defend ourselves and our families from criminals. Period.

Clinton and the rest of the efftards on the left are doing everything they can to divert the discussion away from the real meaning of the 2nd amendment. Governments by their nature are oppressive & are only limited by the will of the people.The 2nd Amendment does NOT give us the right to own guns to deter a despotic government. We are born with that right. The 2nd Amendment is simply reminding the government that we don’t need its permission to be free men. And we don’t need its permission to say enough is enough.

Stop letting the statists define the terms of the discussion.


28 posted on 04/30/2013 7:28:03 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: doc1019

I don’t know doc, I’ve got a coupla scatterguns but no AR.

Gimme my 12ga and I’m ready to dance.

You say tomahto, I say potatoe ;)


29 posted on 04/30/2013 7:30:08 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmmm . . . maybe krinton the draft dodger got his secret insider info from his sidekick Algore who was a Viet Nam hero:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_7tPvRQQFGDY/Spmje7BYwtI/AAAAAAAACeA/6u1SQDMJHKA/s400/al-gore-viet-nam-rifle-large.jpg


30 posted on 04/30/2013 7:30:36 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: John S Mosby
>>>So, NO a shotgun is not better than a full auto machine gun, shot from a distance the shotgun cannot reach.

To be fair, he said: "If you live in a city and you think you need protection of your home..."

And that is true. If you live next to me...I would rather you protect your home with a 12 gauge than with an AK....and I am sure anyone in the next room would prefer it too.

You kinda got to think about other innocent people when you are protecting your castle. Now...on the other hand...an "assault weapon" is useful for protecting your home from another kind of threat...but we aren't there yet.

31 posted on 04/30/2013 7:30:48 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: SeekAndFind
I think they're promoting shotguns because they aren't very effective against body armor.

That way you still get a gun to cling to but the cops get to go home after killing you in a botched no-knock raid...

32 posted on 04/30/2013 7:31:09 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

What if you were able to disable a intuder without killing him? A mentally retarded man tried to break into my friends house through the front door. My friend walked out a side door with his glock could see this was some poor slob off his meds and shot him in the ankle. A shotgun would have blwn his leg off and killed him.


33 posted on 04/30/2013 7:31:14 PM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: West Texas Chuck

ROFLMAO! To each his own. ;-)


34 posted on 04/30/2013 7:31:24 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who says you can’t have both?


35 posted on 04/30/2013 7:32:05 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dear Mr Clinton, even if you’re right, its still each citizen’s choice what weapons s/he chooses to purchase. It is not your choice, nor is it the government’s. See US Constitution. Thank you.


36 posted on 04/30/2013 7:34:05 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: SeekAndFind

OK Mr. Clinton, let’s say an angry mob of terrorists are beating down your door and about to break into your home. You can choose either an AR-15 or a shotgun. which would YOU choose?


37 posted on 04/30/2013 7:34:31 PM PDT by plain talk
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...an "assault weapon" is useful for protecting your home from another kind of threat...but we aren't there yet.

We're getting closer every day, trust me.

38 posted on 04/30/2013 7:36:02 PM PDT by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Bill! Whether I use a shotgun or AR15 to defend my home from an intruder, I am using an “assault” weapon. Even if I am using my S&W Model 10-8, I’m using an “assault” weapon. Just ask any good liberal.


39 posted on 04/30/2013 7:37:28 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Bill Clinton,"Trust me!"

Trust you, never!

40 posted on 04/30/2013 7:38:01 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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My question for Mr. Clinton and Mr. Biden is if a shotgun is such a good defensive weapon how come the ATF has been trying to regulate imports of semi-automatic shotguns with removable magazines? And how come shotguns with large capacity magazines are highly regulated? Shouldn't people at home who choose shotguns for defense be able to keep their shotguns unloaded for safety, yet be able to load a magazine with the appropriate ammo for the situation immediately?

And what's with the barrel length restrictions - wouldn't shorter barrels be useful in some home defense situations?

If the federal government thinks shotguns are such a good idea why don't they reduce the regulations on them, and encourage the development and sale of shotguns which can be rapidly loaded and reloaded with multiple shell magazines?

41 posted on 04/30/2013 7:38:10 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: skeeter

He climbed a tree naked on Dickson Street in Fayetteville Arkansas back in 1969-70 during an anti-war demonstration.

I was in town that day, and if I could have seen the future, I would have gone down there and knocked him out of the tree with a rock.


42 posted on 04/30/2013 7:38:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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43 posted on 04/30/2013 7:38:44 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe he’s right. At least you can still buy ammo for shotguns.


44 posted on 04/30/2013 7:39:24 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: SeekAndFind

The Lip Biter saying “Trust Me” is cause enough grab hold of your wallet and lock up your womenfolk.


45 posted on 04/30/2013 7:39:36 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SeekAndFind

Do Bill and Hil have separate bodycounts? as a duo uhh couple, they have few contenders..


46 posted on 04/30/2013 7:39:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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If you live in a city and you think you need protection of your home, you’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon,” Clinton added. “Trust me. It’s not even close.

When Clinton lived in Washington DC, and thought he needed the protection of the Secret Service in the White House, were they mostly armed with shotguns? Or with carbines and pistols?

And has the Secret Service taken his advice to heart, and is that what they are using to protect him today?

47 posted on 04/30/2013 7:43:55 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SeekAndFind
And how would a draft dodger with absolutely no training or experience with militarty style weapons know his fat arse from a hole in the ground about this?

Not that knowing anything for real has stopped a democrat from running their mouth about things.........

48 posted on 04/30/2013 7:44:10 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: SeekAndFind

WTF does this draft dodging puke know about shotguns and “assault rifles”.


49 posted on 04/30/2013 7:44:48 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: SeekAndFind

WTF does this draft dodging puke know about shotguns and “assault rifles”.


50 posted on 04/30/2013 7:44:49 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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