Let this be a lesson to everybody, Joe Biden is not an expert on self-defense laws:
Barton reportedly admitted to deputies that he fired his weapon while chasing away people who he thought were breaking into his vehicles at 5804 NE 124th St. in the early morning hours Monday.
“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.
Joe Biden is able to get away with telling his wife to fire a shotgun into the air to scare of burglars because he is a member of the privileged political class. Since he’s the vice president no cop would dare arrest him or a member of his family. However, rules are for thee, not for me. Most of us aren’t members of the political class and will be arrested if we discharge a firearm into the air to warn off a potential threat.
With that said, I think Mr. Barton has a pretty good excuse. In our society we’re raised to follow the orders of the politicians. If they pass a law we’re expected to obey it, if they tell us to do something we’re expected to comply. Considering that cultural fact, nobody should be surprised when somebody complies with a very stupid recommendation made by a very stupid politician (I know, that’s a redundant term).