Vancouver Man Cites “The Biden Rule” Over Shooting

As Obama once said “just words“, meaning that words can have a big impact.

Joe Biden

(KOIN) A Vancouver man who fired a shotgun to chase away alleged car prowlers pleaded not guilty Wednesday and cited Vice President Joe Biden as the reason he did this.

Jeffery Barton, 52, pleaded not guilty to one count of illegal aiming or discharging a firearm at his arraignment in Clark County Court. (snip)

Outside the courtroom Wednesday, Barton cited the vice president in defense of his actions.

“I did what Joe Biden told me to do,” Barton told KOIN. “I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air.”

Barton was referring to a question and answer session the vice president had in February.

“If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barreled shotgun,” Biden said at the time.

“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,’” Biden added.

Problem being, the law there doesn’t allow someone to just fire off a blast or two unless there is a self defense component while fearing for one’s life. Still, it’s a hell of a defense. “The VP told me to do this” to which he should add “the Pres told me words have meaning”.

Of course, as gotwww points out in the comments: “Any gun owner that takes advise from Biden SHOULD have his guns taken away.”

Bubba Zooka notes “I thought you were suppose to urinate on yourself. Oh, that’s rape. Never mind.” Well, one might as well do that, because by the time the police show up the car would be broken into and stuff stolen, or the vehicle would be stolen. Personally, I’m not really thrilled by the though of someone discharging a shotgun within a neighborhood to scare people off, could cause more problems depending on where the shots go, but a citizen should be allowed to protect his property, home, and family, and, Barton did not shoot at the perps. One person in the comments notes that he keeps a blank in the chamber. That has its good points and bad points, but perhaps within cities it’s not a bad idea, if you’re able to squeeze the trigger a second time if necessary quickly.

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