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Man Claiming He Took Biden's Advice Charged with Illegally Firing Gun

Friday, July 19, 2013

Back in February, we reported on Vice President Joe Biden's ill-advised "advice" that those who have to protect their homes and families from intruders should just walk outside and fire "two blasts" from a double-barreled shotgun.

At the time, a article reported that Biden claims to keep two shotguns locked up at his home, and that he has told his wife, Jill, to use them if she needs protection:  "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." 

As we noted then, Biden's advice would be illegal in most situations and dangerous both for the potential victim, and for the general public.  And, we were right.

This week, a article reported that when a Washington state man was charged with illegally firing a shotgun into the air in an attempt to chase away people he thought were breaking into his vehicles, he blamed his action on Biden's bad advice.

"I did what Joe Biden told me to do," Jeffrey Barton told Washington affiliate KOIN. "I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air."

Barton subsequently pleaded not guilty to one count of illegal aiming or discharging a firearm.

So much for taking Biden's bad advice.  To see NRA-ILA's video responses to Biden's "advice" on self defense, please click here and here.



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