Vice President Joe Biden’s advice to his wife about protecting their home in Delaware:
They don’t need an assault-style weapon. If there are bad guys on the property, walk out on the balcony and fire a couple blasts from their double-barrel shotgun. “You don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself,” he adds, and a shotgun’s easier to aim than an assault-style rifle. Plus, two shotgun blasts should scare off most intruders, Biden says.
And that was the vice president’s advice to others Tuesday during a Facebook townhall with Parents magazine. When the subject turned to gun violence, gun control laws and weapons, Biden talked about what he says he’s told Jill Biden and concluded with this advice to others who feel they need a weapon for protection:
“Buy a shotgun; buy a shotgun,” not an assault-style weapon.
Normally shotguns have two rounds. Once they’re expended the shotgun needs to be reloaded. If potential perps knew of Biden’s strategy they’d know exactly when to pounce.
And what if you don’t have a balcony? What if you live in an area in which houses are close together? Would local law enforcement take exception to someone firing off a couple of shotgun blasts to scare away alleged intruders? What if someone seeing you fire off a shotgun perceives you to be a threat?
And what if they’re already in the house? Wouldn’t walking outside leave everyone else defenseless inside?
And when pressed on the effectiveness of a gun ban Biden got irritated.
Vice President Joe Biden was caught off guard Tuesday by questions he was asked during a Facebook Town Hall with Parents Magazine.
One questioner equated gun control to drug control — if criminalizing drugs didn’t get them off the streets, why will criminalizing guns? — and a second asked if limiting assault weapons and high-capacity magazines would limit people’s ability to protect themselves.
“Is this Parents Magazine? I have Parents Magazine. I’ve never heard anybody in Parents Magazine ask these kinds of questions,” Biden said.
On the question about drug control, he tried to tamp down the notion that the administration wants to criminalize guns (“There is no ban on guns, no one’s banning a gun.”) and he took issue with the comparison to illegal drugs.
“Are you suggesting we have no, we just legalize all drugs? Is that what you’re suggesting? That would go real well in Parents Magazine,” Biden said. “Let’s talk about being able to — no matter what your age — go out and be able to purchase cocaine. What do you think about that idea?”
“Look, these comparisons are not appropriate, quite frankly, but secondly the idea [that] you should have no law unless the law you have prevents all violations of that law, that is not the way society works.”
And get a shotgun was what one young man did:
TUSTIN, Calif. — A violent rampage that left four dead in suburban Orange County began in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday when a 20-year-old killed a woman in his home and sped away in his parents’ car, authorities said.
An hour later, it was over – but not before Ali Syed had killed two more people during carjackings, shot up vehicles on a busy freeway interchange and left three others injured in a trail of carnage that stretched across 25 miles.
According the FBI, this is one death short of a mass murder, but liberals are likely pleased that it wasn’t committed with an “assault weapon.” It was committed with a Joe Biden-recommended weapon. That’s much better.
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