February 20, 2013, 12:46 pm40 Comments
Biden Shotgun Advice Draws Quizzical Response
By JACKIE CALMES
Not every American has Secret Service protection, so Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has some advice for protecting one’s self and home: Get a shotgun, just as he has.
That might sound a bit jarring, especially coming from a Democrat who is President Obama’s point man in their campaign for new gun safety measures. But Mr. Biden, who made the comment on Tuesday for at least the second time, has a point to make – in fact, a couple of points.
One is explicit: A shotgun is easier to use than the kind of assault rifle that the Obama administration would like to ban, Mr. Biden argued, and is effective in scaring off would-be intruders.
His other point is implicit: Democrats are not anti-gun.
AHH SO WERE DO THSES CRIMNALS NOW GO TO RAPE AN KILL THE OLD LADY DONW THE ROAD?????
The vice president was responding in an online forum on Facebook hosted by, of all things, Parents magazine, after the moderator said that a reader named Kate and numerous others wondered whether law-abiding citizens would be left defenseless by federal bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
“Kate,” Mr. Biden said, looking into the camera as if to the questioner, “if you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun, have the shells, a 12-gauge shotgun.”
Noting that he has two at his secluded home in Delaware, locked in a cabinet, Mr. Biden said he told his wife: “Jill, if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. I promise you, whoever’s coming in is not going to.”
AN THE SEVERAL THINGS MIGHT HAPPEN
1. IF THER EOUT SIDE AN ARMED THEY MIGHT THIK THERE BEIG SHOT AT AN SHOT BACK KILLING YOU
2. THEY RELIAZE YOUR OUT OF SHELLS AN RUSH YOU BEND YOU OVER THE RALING AN ASS RAPE YOU.
3. THEY JSUT SHOOT YOU AN THEN RAPE JOE BIDEN HOW IS LIKELY AFRAID TO HELP HIS WIFE.
4 THEY RUN AWAY TO A SAFER DISTANCE AN SHOOT YOU WITH A RIFLE ON THE BALCONY YOUR STANDING ON INTHE OPEN
5. THEY JSUT LIGHT YOUR HOUSE ON FIRE AN BURN YOU AN IT TO THE GROUND.
6 THEY SUE YOU FOR VIOLATING THERE RIGHTS BY ILLEAGLY DISCHARGING A WEAPON .
7 ALL OF THE ABOVE.
“You don’t need an AR-15,” Mr. Biden continued, referring to a popular style of assault rifle like the one that the police said was used in the Newtown, Conn., school massacre in December. “It’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use. And in fact, you don’t need 30 rounds.” As he spoke, the vice president lifted his hands as if aiming a rifle.
REALLY YOU SHOW ME HOW TO HANDEL YOUR LONG BARELD DOUBLE THAT IS LIKELY HEAVIER THAN A AR IN A HALL WAY OR FROM UNDER A TABLE OR BED OR TRY TO GET TI IN A CAR AS YOU FLEE ??? SHOW ME HOW YOU LAOD IT IN A TUGHT SPOT WHEN IT TAKES A LOIT OF ROOM TO SWING OPENTHE BARREL . TELL MEHOW ITS EASIER TO AIM IN HOME THAN A AR OR OTHER SHORT RIFLE . EXPALIN TO ME HOW ITS EASIER TO BREAK OPEN FIND TWO SHELLS GET HEM IN THO THE BARREL IN THE DARK . TELL ME HOW TO TELL IF YOU GOT NUMBER 8 BIRD SHOT OR BUCK SHOT WITH THE LIGHTS OFF IN TOTAL DARKENSS . TELL ME HOW A RIFLE IS NOT GOING TO STOP A INTRUFER FASTER THAN THE LIKELY WRONG AMMO YOU GOING TO SCARE HIM WITH LIKLEY ONLY INJUIRE HIM AN THEN MAKE IT SO HE CANT FLEE BUT MUST FIGHT .
Mr. Biden made a similar comment in January, speaking in a “fireside chat” on Google. That chat, like the one on Tuesday, illustrates how aggressively the administration is using social media – as the Obama-Biden re-election campaign did – to reach its audience and build support for gun violence measures over the heads of the Washington-based news media and opposition groups.
If many listeners were bemused or took his point, Mr. Biden managed to vex commentators on the political left and right. The liberal television talk show host Bill Maher wrote on his Twitter account: “Buy a shotgun, buy a shotgun! Says it all about our gun ctrl charade – the ‘liberal’ party loves guns too, just diff. ones.”
YEAP SCRAP THE GUN YOU ALREADY HAVE AN GO BUY A N EXPENSIVE DOUBLE BARREL THAT LETS ADD MORE GUNS TO THE STREETS.
GO OUT AN BUY A HUNTING GUN FOR HOME PROTECTION .
And Ben Shapiro, a columnist for the conservative Web site Breitbart.com, noted on Twitter that if Mr. Biden fired off two shots from a double-barrel shotgun, he would be defenseless: “Now your gun is empty, moron.”