Joe Biden in 'Field and Stream' interview offers more self-defense advice: 'Just fire the shotgun through the door' bit.ly/15RfKs0—
Wash. Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) 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?
Man fires shotgun into the air to scare off burglars, gets arrested.
has anyone actually tried the VP Biden Self Defense shotgun strategy? and is so, how much was your bail?—
(@CalGunStuff) 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
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.