Vice President Joe Biden told Field and Stream in a report published Monday that “if you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” That same day, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va. followed Biden’s advice — and was charged with reckless handling of a firearm.
The man was in his bedroom when two armed masked men leaned through the window and warned him to close his bedroom door, WAVY-TV reports. The 22-year-old then stepped into the hallway, grabbed his shotgun and fired several shots through his closed bedroom door, toward the window.
The only person who got arrested that night was him. Police reportedly arrested the man on reckless handling of a firearm charges. The two burglary suspects have not been found and no injuries were reported.
While it’s unclear whether or not the man was acting on advice from Biden or not, it certainly shows how flawed Biden’s gun advice really is. Keep in mind, Obama selected Biden to head an actual gun violence “task force.”
In another recent interview, Biden said he tells his wife that if she ever feels threatened by a home intruder, she should just “walk out on the balcony here, walk out and put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house.” Once again, this is very flawed and reckless gun advice.
In Delaware, where Biden and his wife call home, it’s a felony reckless endangerment violation to fire a weapon into the air, according to attorneys.
Biden also claimed in the same interview that a double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun is easier to use and aim than an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, a claim that gun experts have debunked thoroughly.
(H/T: Washington Times)
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