— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 27, 2013
Just how many shotguns has Vice President Joe Biden sold since being named to lead the White House’s task force on gun violence? During a Google+ “fireside chat” in January, Biden advised a questioner to buy a shotgun and some shells to keep people away following a natural disaster like an earthquake, where shifting tectonic plates would make an AR-15 too difficult to aim.
As if to prove he wasn’t just drunk, Biden repeated the advice during a Facebook chat, telling a woman a shotgun would be easier to aim, but never mind aiming: two blasts into the air would deter any intruder. Still not convinced you need a shotgun? Biden sat down with Field and Stream’s Anthony Licata to talk firearms and repeated his claim from the Google+ chat. “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,” Biden recounted.
Good advice, right?
@freebeacon UPS will no longer deliver to the Biden house
— maryincolorado (@maryincolorado1) February 27, 2013
Man fires shotgun into the air to scare off burglars, gets arrested….will Biden come to his defense now,… fb.me/1Xc6WehEO
— OccupyTheFiringRange (@TheFiringRange) February 27, 2013
has anyone actually tried the VP Biden Self Defense shotgun strategy? and is so,how much was your bail?
— CalGunStuff (@CalGunStuff) February 27, 2013
— Lefty Bollocks (@LeftyBollocks) February 27, 2013
— Evan Rowley (@EvanRowley) February 27, 2013
Joe Biden is so stupid. Unless you are strong enough to use a shotgun than it’s useless. An AR-15 is so much easier to aim and has no kick.
— Thomas Newman (@ThomasQBNewman) February 27, 2013
— matt sever (@matt_sever) February 27, 2013
joe Biden is stuuuupid. ill take that AR to defend myself over a damn shotgun. shotguns for huntin I’m DEFENDING mafuckaaa
— becka boo (@beckabennett19) February 27, 2013
I am a little disappointed “Field and Stream” didn’t ask Biden about his snipe hunting expeditions.
— Whitney Pitcher (@whitneypitcher) February 27, 2013
Sen. Graham, on Biden’s claim the shotgun protects better than the AR-15: “I would just say that reasonable people can disagree on that.”
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 27, 2013
The full interview is well worth reading, but it still leaves some important questions unanswered.
Biden’s advice for defending your home from intruders:”buy a shotgun” Ok, so what’s he recommend to defend your shotgun from the govt? #tcot
— Fred Thompson (@fredthompson) February 26, 2013