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I said, "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." Most people can handle a shotgun a hell of a lot better than they can a semiautomatic weapon in terms of both their aim and in terms of their ability to deter people coming. We can argue whether that's true or not, but it is no argument that, for example, a shotgun could do the same job of protecting you. Now, granted, you can come back and say, "Well, a machine gun could do a better job of protecting me." No one's arguing we should make machine guns legal.
Sounds like a crock, yes? Indeed it is. As my pal Erika Johnsen over at Hot Air pointed out:
Honestly, did no one bother to inform the vice president, after his first round of similarly awful advice, that just blasting away on the back porch will 1) reveal your position, 2) leave you effectively disarmed, and 3) possibly get you into some legal trouble?
Yes, that's right: when attempting to defend your home as the Veep suggested, you put yourself at risk for committing negligent homicide with errant shotgun blasts. It's a little remarkable that he's out there prescribing self-defense tactics without having any knowledge of the consequences of such actions--legal or otherwise.
So there you have it, America: this is the man in charge of determining the fate of your guns. God save us all.
Originally posted by gladtobehere
reply to post by jibeho
Senility has finally set in.
Should we at-least try to identify whos behind the door: friend, relative, postman or just blast first, ask questions later?
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
Actually, what we have here is a great example of how little people know about how to protect themselves and their homes.
I know quite a few pro-2nd amendment folks that own guns and they would do exactly what Biden said. They would shoot first and not think about what happens next.
So this is not just a stupid comment Biden made, this is how people in general think regardless of political party.edit on 28-2-2013 by sheepslayer247 because: grammar
Why even fire the shotgun if a potential attacker has not even gained entry yet? Why not simply turn on the porch light; that would scare off most attackers.
Most people can handle a shotgun a hell of a lot better than they can a semiautomatic weapon in terms of both their aim
Sounds like the folks you know need some training.
I don't know anyone that would just blindly shoot through a door.