Joe Biden, the man running the White House’s gun violence task force, must have been genuinely inspired by the Costco clerk who tried to upsell him a set of tires. During today’s online “fireside chat” on guns, Biden tried to convince viewers they didn’t really want that “assault rifle” after all — what they really want when everything goes to hell is a shotgun.

It was a bizarre turn in the national conversation on guns; at least, it might have been considered bizarre if the suggestion had come from anyone but Biden, but this is just another case of Joe Being Joe™. We suppose it’s progress in a sense, in that a gun control advocate admitted a firearm might have a legitimate use outside of hunting and target shooting. You can use a gun to keep scavenging mobs away, but you won’t have a chance of getting off a clean shot with an AR-15 if the ground is shaking.

That would make a good ad. Will there be a run on shotguns before the supply dries up?

  • $129448

    He is the gift that keeps on giving

    • $23629333

      Imagine this. You’re sitting on a plane, and the pilot comes through your section with his guide dog. The sensation you’d experience is very similar to how I feel knowing that the Dope from Delaware is a heartbeat away from the Oval Office.

    • Noah Lee

      you mean “taking”. as in “taking a crap” on the American people.

    • Txgirlinnh

      I agree…every time he opens his mouth he proves without a doubt what a dope he is

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Joe also recommends that you do what Pops Biden used to do for an emergency;

    Stock up on Rye Whiskey, cartons of Chesterfields and some egg salad sandwiches, man.

    • Shambhala666

      actually that sounds like good advice

    • Marcy Cook

      The Whiskey and the cigs sound good…but the eggs??

  • TroyGates

    Will Joe be replacing the military’s “Assault Rifles” with double-barrel shotguns?

  • kbielefe

    A shotgun is a great defensive weapon, if you can handle one. My sister-in-law can’t anymore because of an old sports injury in her shoulder. So what did they buy? An AR-15. Packs a much smaller punch, but you have more rounds to help compensate.

    The thing about true freedom is you don’t have to make these kinds of judgement calls and hope they apply to enough people. Even if a shotgun happens to be the best home defense weapon for 95% of people, there’s no way you can know what’s best for 300 million individuals.

    • Kabong30

      This bears repeating and often. Think about this as well, we’re screaming about the ammo capacity of those evil “assault” rifles, but a shell filled with 00 buck puts 9 .33 caliber projectiles in the air at the SAME TIME. Why aren’t the gun grabbers having a coronary over this? Answer: Because it’s all window dressing anyway, they want all your guns and this is just the opening round.

      • $23629333

        Notice there is no mention of disarming the gangbangers. There are no maps showing where they – the ones with criminal records – live. This nonsense is all about disarming ordinary, law-abiding Americans – the folks the folks in charge fear most.

        • $35072932

          Answer: Because it’s all window dressing anyway, they want all your guns and this is just the opening round.

          Consider that there is No Difference between an Arm as in the “right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” AND Arbitrarily defined ‘Assault Weapons’.

          Dianne Feinstein wants to ‘dry up’ the supply of guns – well how do you do that without taking them away from those would comply with the law?

          Feinstein: Ban aims to ‘dry up’ supply

        • SammFan

          That is a great point. Why wouldn’t some press org do an interactive map of all convicted gun-related felonies in Chicago? New York? LA?

      • TugboatPhil

        They don’t have a problem with shotguns because they routinely see Elmer Fudd blast Daffy Duck in the head with one and seconds later, Daffy is alright.

  • Adi

    Joe should go back at doing lap dances for biker chicks. Better make a career out of this than becoming the Congress’ buffoon and national embarrassment.

  • Alexander Ivan

    Obviously Joe didn’t get the memo. Feinstein wants shotguns banned.

  • Catchance

    I like my Mossberg 500… it’s easier to use with my arthritic fingers. Besides, there’s just nothing quite like that ‘crunch-crunch’ sound to loosen the bowels of an intruder.

    • Lisa Dean

      You are my hero @disqus_BQgLxMrA63:disqus :-)

    • $29561723

      no doubt. Google “Mossberg” and “Hickock45” and you’ll see a great demonstration of why shotguns are the best firearms out there.

  • Richard J Sunkle

    A shotgun is only 1 essential part of a rural “arsenal”. LOL

    • Shambhala666

      I like the way you think

  • $23629333

    I remember – a long time ago – hearing some (supposedly) reformed felon – who was providing advice on home and personal security – suggesting that a shotgun WAS the best firearm to have for home protection. He said if you awaken to discover someone in your home, a shotgun is the best firearm because – in the dark and not fully awake – you don’t want to have to worry about your aim. Also, the sight of the shotgun – assuming the home invader sees the homeowner with it – would send the no-good-nick fleeing.

    • $23629333

      Did I mention that Joe Biden is a heartbeat away from the Oval Office?

      • TocksNedlog

        And a brain-beat away from the funny farm.

    • General Dindu

      So according to Joe, Lanza should have used a shotgun?

  • anthony j barton

    His doctor wife should check him for Parkinson Disease or something related to that. At least start somewhere and get him the proper help. He has no idea where he is should he be in charge of a nuclear button?

    • $36544368

      I’m not sure his doctor wife can help him. She’s an English professor, and Lord knows the man has no command of the English language. If she can’t help him with that, she certainly can’t help him with the potential Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis (lol).

  • Dan DePriest

    Maybe he’s right if included as a shotgun is an AA12 or two with a few thousand shells in stock. Wish I had one.

  • TundraThunder

    How will ladies get a shotgun in their purses?
    Old Joe (liar, liar, pants on fire) also said he was 1/4 mile away at a golf course in ’06 when the Amish kids were shot in the school at Nickel Mines, PA, and he heard the shots. There is NO golf course within miles of that school.

  • Rob

    I have a shotgun (that fell in a lake while ice fishing, if anyone asks) is it less effective after an earthquake because it is(was) magazine fed, has a pistol grip, collapsible stock, and vertical fore grip? Or, like the rifle version of such up-dressed weapons, no better or worse?

    • $29561723

      good question. I remember as a kid duct taping a buck pocket knife to a broomhandle to make a Rambo spear. Technically, that might be considered a homemade bayonet lug. So I may be the inventor of the world’s first “Assault Broom.” Too bad I didn’t file any patents.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Hold up.

    Sideline the weaponry for a sec.

    Does he know something we don’t (RE: Pending Catastrophic Earthquakes), or is this just “crazy” Joe?

    Cuz the “shotgun defense” in that particular environment is weapons grade stupid.

    I need to know before I put my next order into Larue Tactical.

    • brewerandpatriot

      I believe when Obama attemps to fundamentally change global warming, the earth will be forced to defend itself and will eject as many blue states as possible with violent seismic force. Joe knows this…

      • Lamontyoubigdummy

        Well ok…as long as Guam doesn’t tip over.

  • General Dindu

    It’s so comforting to know that this lunatic is only a heartbeat away from the keys to the nukes….And they want me to give up my AR’s? Lol not a chance.

  • $35072932

    Dem Fires First Shot in War on Guns

    It was a measure that was quickly condemned by the National Rifle Association as an assault on the Constitution, “instead of prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health system.”

  • BeeKaaay

    Oh snap! Joe told the truth!

    Obama hates that.


  • $23629333

    How long will it be before this dripper is on George Noory’s show talking about proper preparations for the time “when everything goes to hell” – after a natural or man-made disaster?* I can hardly wait to hear him list the can foods everyone should be storing.

    Of course, the federal government has a radio commercial which warns that everyone should have a “kit” for the time when the world as we know it is turned upside down, and there is a website which provides information about preparation for such a time. Is something in the offing?

    (* a “man-made disaster” for which he and his cohorts may well be responsible)

  • John (it true me am)

    I think Joe is just picturing a subterranium race of mud men emerging from earthquake cracks on which a shotgun would be more effective than a single round from a rifle or handgun.

  • TocksNedlog

    Sure, they’ll let you have a shotgun, but then they’ll limit the shells to 10-pellets each.

    • $29561723

      no problem. I’m a double-ought buck kinda guy anyway. They’d probably make you put a 3 shell -plug in any shottie though. Joe’s right though. I have no problem with ARs, I love them. But I’d prefer a nice 9+1 mossberg pump, with 5 of buckshot and 4 of slugs. Shotguns up to about 50 yards are the most devastating firearms in the world (unless you’ve got primo body armor).

  • Right Wired

    Is that how Joe applies his spray tan?

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    That picture of Joey on the front page — he looks like Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebbin.

  • Tantalus XVI

    Doesn’t Feinstein’s bill… nevermind, i’m all out of rats asses.

  • mary kile

    This could be the perfect ad for the NRA, an endorsement by Biden

  • J.N. Ashby

    I like Phillip deFranco’s “Huh?” look when Biden’s spouting that banal pontification.