Every single bit of gun advice Biden gives will get you arrested

posted at 9:11 pm on February 28, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

These are the people who think they know better than you and should dictate your firearms choices. Erika highlighted Vice President Joe Biden’s most recent gun non-safety advice today:

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 semiautomatic 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.

Via US News & World Report, which is admirably covering the “things Biden says that will get you thrown in jail” beat:

Vice President Joe Biden told Field & Stream magazine in an interview published Monday, “[if] you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.”

Coincidentally, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., was charged Monday with reckless handling of a firearm after doing just that a couple days earlier.

Local TV station WAVY 10 reports that the man observed two masked men leaning into his bedroom window. The men allegedly had weapons and told him to close his bedroom door. He stepped outside of his bedroom and did as instructed, then fired his shotgun through the closed door and then several more times at the window.

The only person who should ever take Biden’s gun advice is David Gregory, who is of course exempt from gun laws because he has very important points to make.

And, when it comes to gun laws for thee but not for me, you can’t beat this attack of hypocrisy combined with cronyism. Hypocrony? Guess who’s exempt from New York’s new high-capacity magazine ban?

Just a month after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the strictest gun control law in the country, state officials plan to make some exemptions.

The law toughened restrictions on military-style rifles and high-capacity semiautomatic handguns, but those restrictions will be changed so those types of weapons can be used on the sets of television shows and movies being shot in New York.

“We spend a lot of money in the state bringing movie production here, post production here. So obviously we would want to facilitate that,” Cuomo said.

Cuomo said the prop firearms used in films would probably not be classified as an assault weapon.

“But people want certainty and there’s no reason not to make a change like that,” the governor added. “Apparently, they have blanks or they have phony magazines or something.”

Well, we couldn’t have the entertainment industry prevented from indulging in the most blatant gun porn there is while lecturing the rest of us for owning lawful firearms for protection and recreation. The governor will also correct a mistake in the quickly passed and shoddily written bill, which makes all New York law enforcement’s guns illegal due to having magazines that hold more than seven shots. The country’s laws are in the best of hands.

And, just to echo Erika’s thoughts about the AR. I, too, have shot both shotguns and ARs, and it’s true that the AR’s lack of kick can make it particularly suited for smaller shooters, like women. As illustrated below, humorously and with occasionally very bad form:


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What more is there to say on this subject eh?

Biden is a blathering idiot…

L.i.B

Scrumpy on February 28, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Love it! Thanks, MKH.

petefrt on February 28, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I have fired a shotgun, if you are not shown how to properly ‘shoulder’ it, oh yeah it’ll knock u on yer arse…

These folks in this video just show how dumb people are…

It sure as heck isn’t a video shot by conservatives!

L.i.B

Scrumpy on February 28, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Maybe that’s the point.

JellyToast on February 28, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Just be glad he’s not giving out medical advice.

VorDaj on February 28, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Who’s the idiot that put 3 shells in the semi- auto.

RickB on February 28, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Reeva Steenkamp was unavailable for comment on his suggestion to “just shoot through the door.”

Resist We Much on February 28, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Hey… if you follow his advice and get arrested… can you sue Biden?

But about that guy, uh, I mean, person, asking Biden the questions, does his voice sound a little odd?

JellyToast on February 28, 2013 at 9:29 PM

That video was AWESOME!

I just took my shotgun and 22 with the scouts last weekend. Boy, I had forgotten how those kick. I need to spend a couple hundred bucks on shells so my wife and I can get used to controlling it properly :D

Mohonri on February 28, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Reeva Steenkamp was unavailable for comment on his suggestion to “just shoot through the door.”

Resist We Much on February 28, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Just as Mary Jo is unavailable for comment on drunk underwater driving.

VorDaj on February 28, 2013 at 9:32 PM

biden 2016!!!

Sachiko on February 28, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Well if you act on bad advice from authorities, that means you’re immune from prosecution.

- David Gregory

xuyee on February 28, 2013 at 9:34 PM

RWM- yep. I was hoping someone would make that connection. I didn’t make it until today.

wolly4321 on February 28, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Maybe Biden will stop going on and on about the January talking point about guns and make it official and start talking about the new Democrat, aka American Communist meme.

“hoarding”

Google CFO says company keeping $48 billion cash stash for possible acquisitions, investments
By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, February 28, 4:08 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — Google plans to cling to its bulging stash of cash to pay for potential acquisitions and other technology investments that might boost future profits, a top executive said Thursday.

Patrick Pichette, who oversees Google Inc.’s bank accounts as the company’s chief financial officer, explained the company’s rationale for hoarding $48 billion in cash during a technology conference hosted by Morgan Stanley.


The money-management policies of publicly traded companies are getting more attention as more firms hoard huge amounts of cash instead of introducing or increasing dividends to reward stockholders.

Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable company and a Google rival, is currently under the most scrutiny because it holds $137 billion in cash. One of Apple’s shareholders, hedge fund manager David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital, is pressing Apple to create a new class of dividend-paying stock that would supplement the quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share that the company now pays. Apple CEO Tim Cook told shareholders Wednesday that the iPhone and iPad maker is in “very, very active discussions” about what to do with its money.

Like Apple and many other U.S. technology companies, Google is keeping most of its cash overseas to reduce its tax bill. Any money transferred, or “repatriated,” would be subject higher U.S. tax rates. Although the $31.4 billion that Google holds in foreign countries can’t be used to buy U.S. companies, Pichette said the company still has ample uses for the overseas money. Among other things, Google recently bought more offices in London for its operations in the U.K. and plans to invest in more data centers outside the U.S. to run its data centers.

Google’s cash philosophy may change as circumstances dictate, Pichette said. In other words, if they get more and more pressure from say Maxine Waters and others that they are not using their money to CREATE JOBS for the poor, etc.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/google-cfo-says-company-keeping-48b-in-back-packet-for-possible-acquisitions-investments/2013/02/28/da38a138-81da-11e2-a671-0307392de8de_print.html

PappyD61 on February 28, 2013 at 9:35 PM

This just in… blowing holes in your own doors will get you arrested for “reckless handling of a firearm”.

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usnews.com%2Fnews%2Farticles%2F2013%2F02%2F28%2Fbiden-advises-shooting-shotgun-through&h=GAQF9pwhT

It’s a good tactic for scaring away Girl Scouts trying to sell cookies unless they call the police. Unless, you stock as many doors as shotgun shells and can effectively hide the evidence and have a working cordless screwdriver so you can beat the 911 response time.

If you have that going for you, and don’t hit anyone stupid enough to ring your doorbell, you have it made!

/s

Hog Wild on February 28, 2013 at 9:36 PM

. 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.

Wait a second. A shotgun is more lethal than an AR-15, but you want to ban the AR-15 and urge the use of the shotgun. What a dolt. This is why the gun-grabbers never get anywhere as far as public opinion’s concerned.

ddrintn on February 28, 2013 at 9:36 PM

biden 2016!!!

Sachiko on February 28, 2013 at 9:34 PM

That may be the GOP’s best shot. Seriously.

ddrintn on February 28, 2013 at 9:37 PM

I think Biden’s trying to get his wife killed.

SagebrushPuppet on February 28, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Baboons are smarter than Joe …

http://www.barenakedislam.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/05042012231813-cel_pal.jpg

Pork-Chop on February 28, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Just a matter of time before someone uses “The Biden Defense” in an actual shooting. “I did exactly what the Vice President of the United States publicly said I should do!”

Then run the video in the courtroom.

JellyToast on February 28, 2013 at 9:42 PM

And, just to echo Erika’s thoughts about the AR. I, too, have shot both shotguns and ARs, and it’s true that the AR’s lack of kick can make it particularly suited for smaller shooters, like women.

Oh, I dunno. I always thought the recoil from a 12-gauge is about the same as that from an M203, which women now in combat will be expected to fire, I guess.

ddrintn on February 28, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Well, we couldn’t have the entertainment industry prevented from indulging in the most blatant gun porn there is while lecturing the rest of us for owning lawful firearms for protection and recreation.

I don’t understand this argument at all. Ban war movie production from the United States? Outsource the next Saving Private Ryan to Bollywood? There are no fatalities caused by film cast and crew going postal with unloaded weapons on production sets.

It’s not too different from complaining that Hollywood has unfair access to M1 Abrams tanks while normal citizens can’t own one for fun and protection. How unfair!

bayam on February 28, 2013 at 9:46 PM

I don’t understand this argument at all. Ban war movie production from the United States? Outsource the next Saving Private Ryan to Bollywood? There are no fatalities caused by film cast and crew going postal with unloaded weapons on production sets.

It’s not too different from complaining that Hollywood has unfair access to M1 Abrams tanks while normal citizens can’t own one for fun and protection. How unfair!

bayam on February 28, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Why glorify the use of such odious weaponry?

ddrintn on February 28, 2013 at 9:48 PM

here are no fatalities caused by film cast and crew going postal with unloaded weapons on production sets.

bayam on February 28, 2013 at 9:46 PM

In a robotic world..this might be true depending on the programming..

But based on our very unique humans..

Some that have different programming..

Who knows..

But I guess you do..

Electrongod on February 28, 2013 at 9:48 PM

So what if they have Nukes? I thought guns did not kill, but the person does? The same principle applies to nuclear capabilities. What’s the immediate harm in North Korea having nukes? Other than them being able to deter an invasion from an aggressor? It’s funny but America used to only go to war in response to aggression, now after Iraq, seems most Republicans are the terrorists who advocate for aggressive wars.

I agree that we should not GIVE North Korea anything, but we should open up trade and dialogue as much as possible with them, and all nations. As long as North Korea does not actually attack the United States, then we should be friends. We’re not God and cannot solve everything, and in the end, the people of North Korea are ultimately responsible for their own government.

We’ve been policing the world for the last 70+ years and look where that’s gotten us. Insolvent, spread thin and ushering in a Fascistic/Marxist system of our own. Please let go of the useless North Korea/Iran obsession, and Israel worship and start working on our own fixing our own tyrannical government here in America.

fatlibertarianinokc on February 28, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Anyone else want to set this Ron Paul kook straight on the Rodman thread??

I already gave him a good piece of my mind.

I’m really sick of the Blame America First garbage!

LevinFan on February 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Ol’ Joe always looks like he could use another drink…

locomotivebreath1901 on February 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Like Apple and many other U.S. technology companies, Google is keeping most of its cash overseas to reduce its tax bill. Any money transferred, or “repatriated,” would be subject higher U.S. tax rates. Although the $31.4 billion that Google holds in foreign countries can’t be used to buy U.S. companies, Pichette said the company still has ample uses for the overseas money. Among other things, Google recently bought more offices in London for its operations in the U.K. and plans to invest in more data centers outside the U.S. to run its data centers.

Closing this loophole is a no brainer. It’s amazing that some remain firmly opposed to any reform because the consequence would involve ‘raising corporate taxes’. There are circumstances when fixing a blatantly onerous flaw in the tax code should be accepted on principle, regardless of how it affects tax revenue.

bayam on February 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

LOL at the video; thx for the grins, I needed that.

Midas on February 28, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Ol’ Joe always looks like he could use another drink…

locomotivebreath1901 on February 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Ol’ Joe always looks like he’s already had several too many.

Midas on February 28, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Ahh brayam might actually have some other thoughts rather than same old tripe. Bravo! /

CW on February 28, 2013 at 9:54 PM

here are no fatalities caused by film cast and crew going postal with unloaded weapons on production sets.

bayam on February 28, 2013 at 9:46 PM

I may be wrong, but as I recall, Brandon Lee might beg to differ.

Midas on February 28, 2013 at 9:57 PM

…Biden had strokes or something…

KOOLAID2 on February 28, 2013 at 9:59 PM

? There are no fatalities caused by film cast and crew ….with unloaded weapons on production sets.

bayam on February 28, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Jon-Erik Hexum was unavailable for comment.

Brandon Lee was unavailable for comment.

Antonio Velasco was unavailable for comment.

Tucker Thayer was unavailable for comment.

Resist We Much on February 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Midas -

Don’t forget Jon-Erik Hexum…the gun was loaded but with blanks.

CW on February 28, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Biden’s an idiot and brayam dances around that fact…. such the toady.

CW on February 28, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Hey… if you follow his advice and get arrested… can you sue Biden?

[JellyToast on February 28, 2013 at 9:29 PM]

Good question. A better one is, as Vice President and a lawyer is this advice he gave a reason for lodging a complaint with the appropriate bar?

Dusty on February 28, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Closing this loophole is a no brainer. It’s amazing that some remain firmly opposed to any reform because the consequence would involve ‘raising corporate taxes’. There are circumstances when fixing a blatantly onerous flaw in the tax code should be accepted on principle, regardless of how it affects tax revenue.

bayam on February 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

On principle? How is it “onerous” if it has no effect on tax revenue? You mean the principle that Google has the right to spend its money the way it sees fit? Your “solution” would just create a slew of Chryslers and GMs. The only problem is the hypocrisy of a “lefty” outfit like Google.

ddrintn on February 28, 2013 at 10:03 PM

There are no fatalities caused by film cast and crew going postal with unloaded weapons on production sets.

bayam on February 28, 2013 at 9:46 PM
Yeah, tell that to Brandon Lee. Dipsh!t.

chewmeister on February 28, 2013 at 10:06 PM

It’s not too different from complaining that Hollywood has unfair access to M1 Abrams tanks while normal citizens can’t own one for fun and protection. How unfair!

bayam on February 28, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Oh yes, you’re right. No difference whatsoever, like totally.

youknowit on February 28, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Vice President Joe Biden told Field & Stream magazine in an interview published Monday, “[if] you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.”

Sorry to bring her up, and I do it only to illustrate a point, but didn’t Field and Stream just recently do a big expose to try to show that Sarah Palin knows nothing about guns? And then this?

ddrintn on February 28, 2013 at 10:07 PM

You mean the principle that Google has the right to spend its money the way it sees fit? Your “solution” would just create a slew of Chryslers and GMs. The only problem is the hypocrisy of a “lefty” outfit like Google.

ddrintn on February 28, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Google and Apple should pay the same taxes on profits as every other US corporation. There’s no hypocrisy in corporate leadership maximizing shareholder value within the confines of the law and tax code- there’s their legal obligation. Apparently you’re quite naive about how corporations operate, regardless of the politics of their founders.

As to your ‘left’ comment, I agree it would be better if some of the great tech and innovation companies were started by conservatives.

bayam on February 28, 2013 at 10:10 PM

gun could do a better job of protecting me.” No one’s arguing we should make machine guns legal.

Actually, some of us are asking why machine guns should be so highly restricted. Part of that “shall not be infringed” thing.

AZfederalist on February 28, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Actually, some of us are asking why machine guns should be so highly restricted. Part of that “shall not be infringed” thing.

AZfederalist on February 28, 2013 at 10:11 PM

It’s because all us right wingers are CRAZY, don’t cha know./s

chewmeister on February 28, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Steel security door and bird shot,,, hmmm.

wolly4321 on February 28, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Vice President Joe Biden told Field & Stream magazine in an interview published Monday, “[if] you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.”

Reeva Steenkamp was unavailable for comment.

Resist We Much on February 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Closing this loophole is a no brainer. It’s amazing that some remain firmly opposed to any reform because the consequence would involve ‘raising corporate taxes’. There are circumstances when fixing a blatantly onerous flaw in the tax code should be accepted on principle, regardless of how it affects tax revenue.

bayam on February 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Bah. It’s not a loophole, nor is it a flaw. It’s a fair and reasonable treatment of a multinational corporation. The money Google makes overseas is taxed in the country in which it is made. Google, representing it shareholders, who again are, in aggregate, multinational in character, has no obligation to pay US taxes on it.

Just because progressives covet that money and want to steal it for themselves, is not a good reason to let them use the government to do it for them.

Dusty on February 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Remember rock salt rounds?

wolly4321 on February 28, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Two points.
I suspect obama’s reaction to firing the shotgun was the same as the young women in the video. He either dropped it or threw it.

Some years ago some fool in Omaha put several rounds from a handgun through the door killing his nephew. Good advice, Joe.

countrybumpkin on February 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Hey… if you follow his advice and get arrested… can you sue Biden?

[JellyToast on February 28, 2013 at 9:29 PM]

Good question. A better one is, as Vice President and a lawyer is this advice he gave a reason for lodging a complaint with the appropriate bar?

Dusty on February 28, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Wasn’t someone arrested doing just that, shooting through the door, just a few days ago? I think we’ll find an answer to Senile Idiot’s advice soon enough, any lawyer worth his salt should play this to the jury as many times as it takes.

riddick on February 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Actually, some of us are asking why machine guns should be so highly restricted. Part of that “shall not be infringed” thing.

AZfederalist on February 28, 2013 at 10:11 PM

NY state Supreme Court judge just yesterday asked the state to clarify why they think passing their very restrictive law is justified under Constitution. Gave them a month to reply. Should be interesting.

riddick on February 28, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Referring to this imbecile as a douchebag would be cruel to douchebags.

See kids! You too can be the Vice President of America!

Sigh.

Polish Rifle on February 28, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Every single bit of gun advice Biden gives will get you arrested

That’s the good part. Biden’s advice will get you killed if there’s actually an attacker around. And his advice could easily turn a burglar into an attacker, fully alive and well, while leaving you with an empty shotgun.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 28, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Maybe this advice is being given deliberately. Brainless Obama voters (but I repeat myself) might actually take that advice, commit a senseless act and become yet another object lesson for why citizens should not own firearms.

AZfederalist on February 28, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Just because progressives covet that money and want to steal it for themselves, is not a good reason to let them use the government to do it for them.

Dusty on February 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Classic complaint… it’s the progressive who founded and today run Google and Apple that are suggesting changes to the tax code to address this issue, so your comment about ‘stealing it’ is comical.

And it’s the classic definition of a loophole in that it’s a provision leveraged in a way that was unanticipated by the originators of the tax code.

bayam on February 28, 2013 at 10:38 PM

You mean center mass isn’t the door?

Bmore on February 28, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Classic complaint… it’s the progressive who founded and today run Google and Apple that are suggesting changes to the tax code to address this issue, so your comment about ‘stealing it’ is comical.

Doesn’t change the facts in the least. It’s not the government’s money nor is it the founders or CEO’s. It’s the shareholders. Unless there is a reason that is monetarily beneficial to the shareholders that I haven’t heard of, those in the management proposing it ought to be fired.

And it’s the classic definition of a loophole in that it’s a provision leveraged in a way that was unanticipated by the originators of the tax code.

[bayam on February 28, 2013 at 10:38 PM]

Loophole is a classic definition of the progressives’ complaint that people found a way to hold onto some of the money progressives want to steal using the government.

Dusty on February 28, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Biden is a moron, but we already knew that. I come to protest the use of this video.

The video is an insult to women shooters. It’s clear that it is a collection of women whose boyfriends, husbands or significant others handed them a shotgun without explaining how to properly handle it. A good friend of mine regularly wins my former office’s sporting clay outings. Yeah, she is an Army O-6 from Texas but there are a lot women who know how to handle a weapon.

Before I handed my wife a 45 automatic I taught her how to stand, grip and aim it. I had her shoot single rounds and then double round before I turned her lose with it. Let’s just say that anybody who attacks her is going to get a tight grouping of holes in his chest.

Justifiable self-defense happens within 10 yards. Almost any weapon will do if you train to use it properly. A shotgun is an awsome short range weapon. I have a Remington 1100 autoloader and I can fill a doorway with 45 32 caliber balls in under 3 seconds. The problem is that a shotgun is over four feet long and is difficult to handle inside the home. An M-4 is a lot shorter and easier to maneuver in tight spaces but still cumbersome in tight quarters. Given the ranges that you can legally engage a threat I believe a full sized handgun is weapon particularly for home defense. This is probably a minority view because most people now use less effective compact and subcompact pistols which are inherently less accurate and have lower muzzle velocity and energy levels.

So here is my advice for home defense. Add a full size pistol to your arsenal, i.e., 4.5″ barrel or longer. You pick the caliber that you feel comfortable with.

jerryofva on February 28, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Just be glad he’s not giving out medical advice.

VorDaj on February 28, 2013 at 9:24 PM

.
“Rim-shot”.

listens2glenn on February 28, 2013 at 11:36 PM

And Palin is an idiot????

iconoclast on February 28, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Actually, some of us are asking why machine guns should be so highly restricted. Part of that “shall not be infringed” thing.

AZfederalist on February 28, 2013 at 10:11 PM

.
I oppose “unrestricted” private ownership of fully-automatic rifles, carbines, and pistols on the basis of the fact that the projectiles cannot be precisely controlled as to their trajectory and flight-path, when the weapon is “spraying” in full-auto mode.
An accidental discharge in full-auto, can take on a whole new meaning.

I’m not criticizing you, AZ’ … I’m just answering the question as I perceive it to be best; and everyone here knows I’m no more perfect in my opinions, than anyone else.
I don’t absolutely oppose private ownership of full-auto firearms. But I believe they should be regulated via the State government, and NOT the Federal.

The Federal government should be removed from ALL regulatory imposition and enforcement, concerning firearms.

listens2glenn on March 1, 2013 at 12:05 AM

That video was AWESOME!

I just took my shotgun and 22 with the scouts last weekend. Boy, I had forgotten how those kick. I need to spend a couple hundred bucks on shells so my wife and I can get used to controlling it properly :D

Mohonri on February 28, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Must be nice. In our Ward, we can’t get permission to take the Cubs to an archery range.

Alberta_Patriot on March 1, 2013 at 12:08 AM

The 28th Amendment to the Constitution is Deemed and hereby passed:

Section 1: The second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 2: The transportation, importation, possession and bearing of any firearms into any State, Territory, or Possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of weapons, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

Signed this Day,

Barack Obama

Bulletchaser on March 1, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Vice President Joe Biden told Field & Stream magazine in an interview published Monday, “[if] you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.”

Coincidentally, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., was charged Monday with reckless handling of a firearm after doing just that a couple days earlier.

J_Crater on March 1, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Say, isn’t that Ron Popeill. He can give us two …. two……. BS lines in one. The second one is free. Just pay for handling & shipping.

RdLake on March 1, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Classic complaint… it’s the progressive who founded and today run Google and Apple that are suggesting changes to the tax code to address this issue, so your comment about ‘stealing it’ is comical.

And it’s the classic definition of a loophole in that it’s a provision leveraged in a way that was unanticipated by the originators of the tax code.

bayam on February 28, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Apple would have marketed itself straight out of business in the first decade of it’s existence if it were not for the government and academia.

Your running gag about the techno revolution being fueled by liberalism is laughable.

hawkdriver on March 1, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Every single bit of gun advice Biden gives will get you arrested

Or killed.

myiq2xu on March 1, 2013 at 2:07 AM

“Machine guns” should be legal. The Second Amendment says that our right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. If there is such widespread support to ban full auto firearms, then it should be rather simple to amend the constitution.

besser tot als rot on March 1, 2013 at 2:17 AM

Classic complaint… it’s the progressive who founded and today run Google and Apple that are suggesting changes to the tax code to address this issue, so your comment about ‘stealing it’ is comical.
And it’s the classic definition of a loophole in that it’s a provision leveraged in a way that was unanticipated by the originators of the tax code.
bayam on February 28, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Your arguments are unintelligible. Stop using “it” and “this issue” so much. People can only guess as to what you’re talking about.

besser tot als rot on March 1, 2013 at 2:24 AM

bayam: To answer your original point, it is common sense that laws are only followed by those who follow laws. That is, criminals do not follow laws. (Feel free to restrict this as appropriate.)

Therefore, if you pass a law that restricts access to guns, then you restrict the access to guns for those who follow the law, and not those who do not follow the law.

I say this as a preface to what follows.

If there is, indeed, an issue with violent crime in this country, then it makes the most sense to address the causes of that crime. (I will point out that guns qua guns are only a means, and therefore cannot be a sufficient cause.) Among the causes currently discussed is a cultural attitude that glorifies gun-related violence. Whether or not that cultural attitude exists and whether or not that cultural attitude causes a higher rate of gun-related violence, is another discussion entirely.

However, some people do believe this. In my experience, most of the people who believe this belong to the political left.

As a conservative, therefore, it is certainly noteworthy when a liberal politician pushes for a law that simply will not fix the problem (restricting access to guns) while at the same time explicitly permits the continuation of another possible source of the issue (glorification of gun-related violence in cinema). The natural conclusion to make in this circumstance is that the politician is pushing this legislation for reasons other than solving the problem.

Scott H on March 1, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Shooting through the door
Will get your ass arrested
Nine times out of ten

As John Kerry says,
There is a right to be stupid
In America.

Joe Biden intends
To exersize that right to
The fullest extent.

Haiku Guy on March 1, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Nobody needs a Kentucky Rifle for home defense. If a Musket is good enough for the Redcoats, it should be good enough for the common man…

Haiku Guy on March 1, 2013 at 7:20 AM

They should have an SNL skit where Joe is in different places just blasting away at people with a shotgun.

At McDonalds when he gets a quarter pounder instead of a Big Mac…

At a press conference when one reporter interrupts him…

At home when his wife is coming home and opening the door…

At home when he is watching Fox News and Sean Hannity is on….

It would be so easy.

Rambotito on March 1, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Biden is a walking gaffe machine. Can you imagine the field day the press and comedians woud be having if he had an R next to his name instead of a D?

hatecraft on March 1, 2013 at 8:48 AM

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Resist We Much on February 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Exactly! I mean if we can save just one life, it is worth it, right?

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stvnscott on March 1, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Let’s face it, America. Our Vice President is the stupidest man alive.

RebeccaH on March 1, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Need proof?
Man in Delaware – Biden’s state – arrested for firing a shotgun in his back yard.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/12/22/del-man-arrested-for-firing-gunshots-from-home-toward-i-95/

dentarthurdent on March 1, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Just think, if Obama was indisposed for some reason, Old Plugs would be ready to fire two nuclear missles into the air. Or was that through the door

kemojr on March 2, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Barry excels at talking out of both sides of his mouth A$$.
GarandFan on March 6, 2013 at 7:48 PM

FIFY

gregbert on March 6, 2013 at 10:22 PM