Mia Farrow, Ben Shapiro weigh in on Vice President Biden’s shotgun sales pitch; Bill Maher not sold either

After all of the head-scratching that followed Vice President Joe Biden’s Google “fireside chat” — the one where he encouraged people to buy shotguns, not assault rifles, to fend off intruders — you’d think that someone would have told him to dial it back a bit. This is Joe Biden, though, and today he repeated his praise of the mighty shotgun during a Facebook event. Mia Farrow, who said that gun control is a “moral mandate” following the Sandy Hook massacre, seems OK with Dr. Jill Biden firing off some shells.

Fire two blasts outside the house … that’ll get the attention of the Secret Service, and they can bring their shotguns.

Dr. Biden might want to listen to Ben Shapiro instead. He did his best to school Piers Morgan on guns; maybe he’ll have better luck with her.

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Update: Bill Maher isn’t sold on Biden’s enthusiasm for the shotgun either.

  • KansasGirl

    If I was Mia, I would have pointed a shotgun at Woody, after he started a thing with her adopted daughter.

  • Rachel

    Is Joe aware that shooting someone with a double barrel shotgun does alot more damage than an AR 15, shot for shot.

    • 1SkepticalChick


      • Jack Deth

        Hi, Joyce and Skeptical:

        Shotguns are superb close in weapons. With anywhere from one to six rounds, depending on the model. While with an AR, one can “reach out and touch someone” many, many times over.

        • 1SkepticalChick

          Yes, but don’t tell Joe!

        • crawfordsrevenge

          I hear Biden’s boss has an amazing touch. Just ask Tiger Woods.

  • peteee363

    is joe aware a double barrel shotgun won’t stop more then two people, even less if you wasted a shot in the air?

  • Maxx

    Gaffe-O-Matic…the gift that keeps on giving.

    Meanwhile, back in 1929, as FDR prepares for his nationally televised speech, right Joe?

  • independentincc

    Too much. Actually, Joe is right about a shotgun being the best home defense weapon (just point, no need to aim and the shot won’t kill your neighbors). But I’d suggest that a pump-action — just the unmistakable sound of pumping the gun might be enough — with a 7-round capacity tube (backed up by a 9mm handgun with a normal 15-round capacity mag or two if you feel the need for more firepower) might be a better option than a two barrel shotgun discharged indiscriminately.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      37 years ago I scared a guy away from my bedroom window with that sound…with a bb gun. Hey, it worked.

      • Gary Mathis

        The point is you can’t count on it working.

        • 1SkepticalChick

          True, but 37 years ago I thank God that it did work for that 19 year old confronted with a prevert trying to come in her bedroom window. Alone, and with no other available weapon, I thought fast and it worked. My next option was to slam his head with the stock You should shut up now.

          “just the unmistakable sound of pumping the gun might be enough”

      • Gary Mathis

        The point is you can’t count on it working.

      • IBXNJ

        The Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun comes to the rescue!!!

        • 1SkepticalChick

          I’d have put his eye out!!

    • Kingofthehill

      what is wrong with people thinking you don’t need to aim a shotgun? YES YOU DO. #9 shot at 15 feet (longest hallway you will likely find in a home) the pattern is barely larger than a softball with an open choke. SOUNDS do not scare away someone hell bent on attacking you, don’t EVER rely on that… i hate hearing people that really have no idea what they are talking about say that BS.

      Also, a .223/5.56 out of an AR15 goes through less walls than MOST home defense advertised shotgun shells. If you use Slugs or buckshot its worse than a .223, now if you use bird shot (and why the hell would you) to defend your home yeah, it will only go through 2 pieces of drywall but you are better off with an AR or even a typical handgun with quality hollowpoint ammo or better yet frangible ammo.


    • ceemack

      Oh, yeah, it’s best home-defense weapon. It’s less discriminate than a rifle, much harder to use with a light than a handgun is, easier to wrestle away than a handgun, can penetrate more walls than a .223, much harder to safely store in a readily-accessible state than a handgun, and has too much recoil for many women, but boy, it’s the best home-defense weapon there is.

      And yeah, you never need to aim–just point!

      And that pumping sound…yeah, that’ll scare the perps away 100% of the time!

      One must usually walk through a dairy farm to come across that much b******t. Come back and give us advice when you’ve actually fired a shotgun.

  • waltermitty2012

    Alex, I’ll take stuff my VP says for $500 please.

  • Kingofthehill

    Please if anyone here needs to learn 1 single thing about firearm ownership… NEVER fire a warning shot, you will more than likely go to jail. If you pull a gun on someone that means you are in fear for your life and you better focus on shooting them to stop the threat. Notice i didn’t say “Shoot to kill”, that won’t play well for you in court, you shoot to stop the threat and if they die, too bad for them.

    But for god sakes, don’t ever count on brandishing your weapon or a warning shot.

  • DwellsInFire

    For less fortunate Americans who cannot afford access to a gun, the Federal Obama Gun Program helps low income families have access to a gun and will even pay for a yearly ammunition allotment.

  • http://twitter.com/R_U_Srs Seriously?

    Does anyone else kinda think Jill Biden probably knows how to defend herself better than how Joe tells her to?

    • OneThinDime

      She doesn’t need to, we pay for her SS 24/7/365

  • Guest

    Mia needs to keep her mouth shut. She failed to protect her young daughter from pedophile Woody Allen and now she thinks her opinion carries any weight? Shut up you liberal idiot and watch your other 12 kids.

  • walterc

    Having a shot gun (that certainly holds more than two rounds) is my last line of defense after I run out of .223, 7mm, .380, 9mm, and.45 ammo and still under attack.

  • traffic_robot

    It’s condescending on so many level. I think Biden needs to spend a week living in the inner city in Chicago with his double barrel shotgun and two shot shells. Let’s see what he has to say after that.

  • G.

    Not that they ever had a lot to start with, but Liberal wimmen never age gracefully, as indicated by most Lib wimmen, including Mia…