Everyone’s favorite funny uncle, Crazy Joe Biden, is dispensing more wisdom about the use of firearms in a self-defense scenario.
“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.
“…just fire the shotgun through the door.” OK, don’t need to go through the rules violations on that one, I hope. And in a number of jurisdictions, that will also get you arrested. Obviously, Joe learned everything he knows about guns from Hollywood and Internet firearms forums.
Oh, by the way Joe, I’ll argue all effing day long that machine guns should be legal. Just for the record, you dufuss.