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Leave it to Joe Biden....lovable little idiot....

From AP...."Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Americans don't need semi-automatic weapons to protect their homes because a couple of blasts from a shotgun will scare off intruders.

"Buy a shotgun, buy a shotgun," the vice president encouraged those worried about defending themselves. He was speaking in an online video as part of a Facebook town hall hosted by Parents Magazine on the administration's strategy for reducing gun violence, which he has led at the direction of President Barack Obama.

Biden said he keeps two shotguns and shells locked up at home and he's told his wife, Jill, to use them if she needs protection. He presumably was speaking about before he became vice president, a position that gives the couple full-time Secret Service protection.

"I said, 'Jill, if there's ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony ... take that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house,'" Biden said. "You don't need an AR-15. It's harder to aim, it's harder to use and in fact, you don't need 30 rounds to protect yourself."

I wonder how much back peddling Obama or whoever has to do to 'defuse' this poor choice of words? Biden basically tells Americans its ok to fire warning shot outside your porch or balcony. Doing just that is illegal in many states and jurisdictions. For example, in FL a mom fires a warning shot to scare her abusive husband snd gets 20 yrs for it. Its called " mandatory minimum required by Florida's 10-20-Life law, even with their 'Stand your Ground' law. Its also illegal here in MI. You are responsible for where every round you fire ends up. If your "warning shot" kills someone, you're going to jail for, at best, manslaughter. End of story. Firing a round into the air can kill someone a mile or so away, depending on the caliber and the elevation of the barrel. A few stories...

January 1, 2010: A 4 year old boy, Marquel Peters, was struck by a bullet inside his church The Church of God of Prophecy in Decatur, GA. It is presumed the bullet may have penetrated the roof of the church around 12:20AM, fatally wounding the boy.

December 31, 2004: A 75-year-old man in Orlando FL, was mortally wounded in the heart from a falling bullet just before midnight. Police later traced the fatal bullet to a gun confiscated from a man firing into the air more than a mile away. The shooter was charged with manslaughter.

December 28, 2005: A 23-year-old U.S. Army private on leave after basic training fired a 9 mm pistol into the air in celebration with friends, according to police, and one of the bullets came through a fifth-floor apartment window in the NYC borough of Queens, striking a 28-year-old mother of two in the eye. Her husband found her lifeless body moments later. The shooter had been drinking the night before and turned himself in to police the next morning when he heard the news. He was charged with second-degree manslaughter and weapons-related crimes, and was later found guilty and sentenced to four to 12 years in prison.

Well I guess someone forgot to leave 'ol Joe the do's and don'ts list...

 

 
Michigan-Mom74

Asked by Michigan-Mom74 at 12:50 AM on Feb. 20, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Well, he said in his VP debate with Ryan that he means what he says. His gaffes are accidental admission of honesty. Sounds like he is telling the American people to arm themselves.

    Personally, I would prefer to buy what works best for me, not what ol' Joe thinks I should have. He rarely knows best.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:54 AM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • So, will there be a new defense strategy now? The "Joe said I could do that" defense?
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 1:08 AM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • Incredible.

    Did his brains leak out onto his pillow through his ear one night as he slept?
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 12:56 AM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • I wonder sometimes if he's even fired a shotgun. Those things have a kick and a half to them that would most likely knock his wife on her butt and he wants her to fire 2 shots in the air? I'll take the AK. It doesn't have near the kick to it.
    baconbits

    Answer by baconbits at 2:18 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • sometimes i cant tell the difference between the real Joe Biden and the guy who plays him on SNL...cause they both say such crazy things!
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 11:37 AM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • sometimes i cant tell the difference between the real Joe Biden and the guy who plays him on SNL...cause they both say such crazy things!

    it's kind of like Biden is revenge for all those people who can't tell a Sarah Palin quote from a Tina Fey quote.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:37 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • Also, what does one do if one does not have a pump action shotgun?
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 1:09 AM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • Lol, I wonder if he ever has an unspoken thought.
    HHx5

    Answer by HHx5 at 9:17 AM on Feb. 20, 2013

  •  Wow! Just wow!  The VP's PR guy needs a raise! :p

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 4:23 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • I think there must be a law that the VP has to be an idiot.
    Iamgr8teful

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 10:49 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

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