… and spend a decade or two behind bars.

Our nation’s Veep is a certified idiot, offering more great (sarcasm off) advice on self-defense.  In short:  “just fire the shotgun through the door”.

For the record:  Don’t shoot any gun through the door or you’ll end up like Oscar Pistorius…

… facing life in prison after shooting through a bathroom door at what he allegedly thought was a home intruder.  In reality, it was his supermodel girlfriend in the bathroom and he killed her dead while violating a cardinal rule of discharging a firearm:  Know your target and what’s beyond it.

The Blaze has the story.


If you prefer to be armed, Vice President Joe Biden really wants you to get a shotgun. During an online town hall event recently, Biden advised women to get a “double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun” and fire “two blasts” outside if they feel threatened by a home intruder.

Well, now the vice president has some more gun advice. During an interview with Field and Stream, Biden advised gun owners to “just fire the shotgun through the door.” He also doubled-down on his claim that most people can “handle a shotgun a hell of a lot better than they can a semi-automatic weapon.”

Here’s a partial transcript of the interview via Field and Stream:

F&S: What about the other uses, for self-defense and target practice?

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.

4 thoughts on “Sheriff Joe: “Just fire the shotgun through the door”…”
  1. If you know what you are shooting at, one warning shot through a door often scares thugs off (or occasionally kills or wounds them). Pistorius did not observe that rather obvious precaution. Usually if someone is trying to break your door down, they are up to no good. Getting up to the bathroom at night is usually innocent. Given how few shots the average shotgun has, I am not sure firing a warning shot is a good idea with one. You need to save for what you can actually aim at.

  2. Biden’s suggestion has the veiled push for fewer rounds for self protection. He says now that two rounds will assure protection.
    In the event he is placed in that situation, he probably would prefer ample rounds rather than follow his politics.
    This whole push for additional controls is politics based on emotions not facts. They will have zero effect on criminals and crime.

  3. Unless I misunderstood my NRA Basic Pistol instructor, the goal of thwarting an emminent attack is to do whatever you have to do to terminate the threat. Sheriff Joe may have accomplished that unless the perp watched his video and knew that he was then basically defenseless, other than the club he was then holding. That would be like, Boom, Boom Ah Ha! Coast is clear!
    But for Oscar Pistorius, he indicated that he had NOT even identified that he was even being threatened. He said he shot through the door at someone who he THOUGHT was a home intruder. His bad! Now if the door had been kicked in, leaving him no further place to retreat, that would have been a lot easier to explain to the judge.

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