“Just fire the shotgun through the door.”


More advice from Shotgun Joe in this Field and Stream interview…

BIDEN: Well, the way in which we measure it is—I think most scholars would say—is that as long as you have a weapon sufficient to be able to provide your self-defense. I did one of these town-hall meetings on the Internet and one guy said, “Well, what happens when the end days come? What happens when there’s the earthquake? I live in California, and I have to protect myself.”

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 semi-automatic 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.

In related news…

Even if Oscar Pistorius is acquitted of murder, firearms and legal experts in South Africa believe that, by his own account, the star athlete violated basic gun-handling regulations and exposed himself to a homicide charge by shooting into a closed door without knowing who was behind it.

Particularly jarring for firearms instructors and legal experts is that Pistorius testified that he shot at a closed toilet door, fearing but not knowing for certain that a nighttime intruder was on the other side. Instead of an intruder, Pistorius’ girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was in the toilet cubicle. Struck by three of four shots that Pistorius fired from a 9 mm pistol, she died within minutes. Prosecutors charged Pistorius with premeditated murder, saying the shooting followed an argument between the two. Pistorius said it was an accident.

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16 Responses to “Just fire the shotgun through the door.”

  1. R.D. Walker says:

    By the big Joe, when the zombie pockylips is upon us, I will take you up on your AR-15 v Shotgun Challenge. The fun starts at 200 meters. Let’s keep count. Go!

  2. Bman says:

    Why would you want to ruin a perfectly good door?

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    I was given to understand that manslaughter is illegal in California. I must be mistaken. After all, the Vice President of the United States wouldn’t give me a bum steer.

  4. notamobster says:

    Hell, while we’re at it, why don’t we shoot randomly into heavy traffic. Surely, someone is a criminal.

    Um, if the zombie pockeylipse has beset us, why would I want holes in my door?

    Joe Biden’s understanding of firearms comes entirely from Hollywood. I am certain of it, now. Think of the way he describes a shotgun versus what he thinks are fully-automatic weapons. Now try and reconcile that with experience. The two exist in different dimensions. Why? Because his view is based upon a distorted reality, fiction from Hollywood.

  5. notamobster says:

    I’ll bet a nickel to a dog turd, he thinks guns never run out of bullets. 🙂

  6. rider says:

    Nota – I must agree…fire a gun through a closed door? That defies everything my father taught me about gun safety. Crap I might hit the Publisher Clearinghouse people coming to give me my million dollar check. 🙂

  7. Jim22 says:

    Every gun owner and every pro-gun rights group should call out this Biden comment for what it is: Stupid, dangerous, and irresponsible.

    Someone will do a cartoon of Biden, shotgun in hand, outside the blasted door of the oval office.

  8. Jim22 says:

    Of course John Kerry gave Biden cover when he said, “In America, you have a right to be stupid.”.

  9. TaterSalad says:

    The my friends is the Barack Obama administration. Full of BS and nothing between their ears but air. No wonder this country is in the shape it is. Problem, we have 4 more years of these clowns and the country just might not survive them. They are all “certified” jack wagons way in over their heads on just about everything except their continued flow of bullshit!

    • Doc says:

      Tater-I must disagree. I believe these CRIMINALS know Exactly what they are doin’. MORONS & IDIOTS ALL, but THINKING morons & idiots…

  10. JenR says:

    Those Girl Scouts better be careful when they are selling those cookies. Stay away from the Biden house.

  11. Bman says:

    Trick or Treat!!


  12. R.D. Walker says:

    Things to never, ever do at the Biden residence….