So our illustrious Vice President made another stupid statement today proving he knows absolutely squat regarding firearms, usability, self-defense, and legal use of force today.
“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.
“I said, ‘Jill, if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, put that double-barreled shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house,’” he said, and urged viewers, in closing, “Buy a shotgun, buy a shotgun!”
Oh my word, where do I start with all the problems in just those few little lines.
First and foremost, unless you are the Vice-Presidents wife who gets automatic State Sponsored Criminal status when doing something stupid, do not do what he recommends. Firing a warning shot is a great way to end up in prison. Firing at people outside your house, again not the brightest of ideas. And the idea that the AR-15 is harder to use and a shotgun is easier is false. In so many way’s it’s actually not that funny.
Let’s just look at it straight from the math point of view of recoil shall we.
- A Benelli Eagle II firing 12 gauge 1 1/8 oz loads is approximately 22 ft-lbs of recoil.
- An AR-15 is approximately 3.2 ft-lbs of recoil.
Tell me, which one of those is more manageable to shoot and use? Also note the example shotgun is semi-auto which will lower the recoil as well. Not to mention there’s a lot of design in that shotgun to lessen the recoil compared to your standard double barrel.
Moving forward, part of his argument is that shot spreads meaning you don’t need to be as precise with your aim. Tell me, are you going to be shooting 25 yards in your house? Maybe if you had a mansion like Joe you’d get that kind of range but for the most part most houses aren’t big enough to pattern. Further each shot throws 8 projectiles into the wild, 8 projectiles you are responsible for what it hits. So in his 2 shots he fires 16 projectiles yet he would restrict my magazine capacity to 10 shots.
So I need some help. I am looking for a volunteer in the Palouse area, preferably female. The requirements are as follows:
- General lack of familiarity with firearms.
- Willingness to learn.
- Willing to be recorded for a response to Biden’s lies. (See below for details.)
I will not be tossing you behind a double barrel shotgun, my shoulder gets that honor. No instead you will get free general firearms safety training, along with a 1 minute intro into the AR-15 platform and it’s use. That training and a short course immediately after is what will be recorded for the response to Biden’s lies. There is no requirement to interview or give your opinions though that would be appreciated.
Further I will provide a rifle and ammunition to attend local Appleseed event. I’m also more than willing to pay for you to get the necessary training for you to obtain your Idaho, Utah, Oregon, or Arizona concealed pistol license if you are interested.
If you are interested or know of someone who might be interested, please contact me.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.