To follow up on the most awesome thread Lady M-ITT – of Imperial Sniper Fame just posted…Another Democrat, no other than the highly esteemed (in the fever swamps of D.C. that is) VP himself gives out his sage advice to women on self defense….I guess at least Joe is not telling them to bite the fuckers and then blow their ear drums out with a whistle….thank god for small miracles and all that.
*edit* A H/T also to LC CHeapshot911 I missed his comment on this – My apologies.
In a Facebook town hall hosted by Parents magazine, vice president Joe Biden responded to a woman concerned that bans on various weapons may make law-abiding citizens more susceptible to criminals with the following advice: “If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barreled shotgun.” “You don’t need an AR-15, it’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use,” he stressed.
His argument being – not 100% incorrect, that a shot gun is easier to use than say an AR-15 - it’s Just 99% incorrect – but we gotta give Hairplugs credit when credit is due ya know.
Now before I get clue-batted about the validity of shot guns vs. other firearms for home defense - I’m of the school of thought that there is quite nothing in this world that would strike fear into the hearts of a would be goblin in the dead of night as a .12 Gauge making that oh so lovely KER-CHUNK sound as a shell finds it’s way into a chamber… I keep one on hand for just such fun and wholesome activities…But I’m a fairly big guy at 6 foot and 220ish. None the less, last time I actually used a .12 Gauge on a Deer hunting trip – firing Magnum 3.5 inch rounds – let me tell you, that sort of firearm packs a hell of a whack factor. And I know how to handle and shoot one.
So – Joe says buy a shotgun – what about the 5 foot nothing 100lbs soaking wet ( get yer minds out of the gutter – damn it!! ) wife that has to handle her hubbies .12 gauge pump loaded with buck shot in a kill or be killed situation Joe?
She going to be able to handle the whack factor of that weapon? Maybe…but I’m thinking she’s going to most likely wind up on her little fanny with a bruised shoulder – and let’s hope the bad guy is busy holding his guts in with both hands. Because if she missed – if she fired too early maybe – or pulled off target with anticipating the recoil perhaps, or G-d forbid there’s more than one goblin - shes a dead duck now…
Then to go one level of The Stoopid better Joe says – step out to your balcony and let the lead fly….
“If there’s ever a problem,” Biden said he told his wife Jill, “just walk out on the balcony here–walk out, put that double barrel shot gun and fire two blasts outside the house”
Presumably this is to scare the goblins off …or something? Really Joe? I don’t quite get that part of your argument since I generally DO seem to have such a hard time understanding The Stoopid you come up with ….but you might want to check that advice there pal cuz last time I looked, you do that in almost ANY city – and you’re probably going to jail – castle laws be damned – because you’re not meeting the criteria for taking a shot in self defense – and you’ve just discharge a weapon inside the city limits. Oooops.
We won’t even delve into the glaring fact that you’re violating one of the cardinal rules of firearms - to never fire at anything you DON’T INTEND TO SHOOT….proving you don’t know shit about weapons and the safe use of them ….and probably should be banned from owning one until such time you do master the basics…But until then Joe, kindly shut up, you hair plug wearing butt snorkeling moron.
Meanwhile I guess since you mentioned this is a Double Barrel, which makes your advice even more comical – the goblins are probably really pissed – they sometimes get that way when you ‘punk them’ and if they didn’t run away – you’re now scrambling to reload under combat pressure – while they come barging through your door. Great. I guess you could always use the now worthless firearm and clue bat the fuckers to death…. Sorta like we do you…huh Joe?