Video: Shotgun Joe rides again

posted at 5:01 pm on March 3, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Once again we seem to have spent far too much of the weekend debating heady and often depressing subjects, so it’s only fair to include something for a bit of fun. And when you’re looking for fun, there is no better place to turn than Shotgun Joe Biden! There’s a new entry in the collection of Vice President Biden’s advice for young ladies seeking some personal protection, and it is brought to us in the form of one of the most entertaining columns you’ll read all week by long time Hot Air friend, Andrew Malcom of Investors.com.

Lots of people like Joe Biden. He’s the zany uncle, the benign bumbler who shows up at Thanksgiving dinner and takes over the mealtime conversation with confusing stories, most of them very familiar and not all of them off-color.

Joe is from Delaware, a place that’s famous for absolutely nothing and arouses no feelings whatsoever. Joe likes to ride the choo-choo trains. He talks a lot, which can be good in politics. He often talks before thinking about the words coming out of his mouth, which can not be good in politics.

Obama keeps the harmless guy around because, in comparison, Biden makes the president look smooth and smart. As long as no one gets to thinking, “God Almighty, that garrulous goof is one heartbeat away from becoming commander-in-chief.”

Hey, guys, what does this red button do?

That goes on for quite some time and really had me chuckling the whole way. But on the second page, we are introduced to a new video which comes in response to Joe’s advice for women to buy a shotgun for self defense.

Anyway, Joe’s idea is that women should ensure they get attacked at home. There, they can keep a shotgun. If a woman hears some funny noise, she should get out that heavy, powerful weapon. She should go out on the porch and simply fire off a couple of shotgun blasts into something. That’ll take care of things.

The VP had nothing to say about what to do in the event of return fire. And he was vague on where exactly to fire the shotgun blasts. He seemed to indicate up in the air. That’s actually illegal in many places because, gravity being what it is, that hot lead has a need to come down at some point. And not always in woods.

Then, wise Joe thoughtfully added, as a woman you really don’t want to fool around with a military-type AR-15. His party doesn’t like those weapons. And Biden knows they’re hard to handle and hard to aim, especially for a woman because, well, you know.

So, watch this video below and see how things worked out for a number of women trying out Joe’s shotgun advice. And then one of them with an AR-15.

We’re going to get to the video for you in a moment, but I really need to preface it with a few notes. First of all, the video depicts a number of women attempting to fire shotguns and being knocked down, spun around, losing control of their weapon and other malfunctions as a result of the kick from the shotgun. They are almost all handling the weapons in an improper fashion. It should be pointed out that many, many women are skilled, successful shotgun owners who can handle these weapons just fine and the video makes light of that idea. Also, I can relate a bit to the problems these ladies encounter. When I was about 13 years old I insisted to my father and my Uncle Bernie that I be allowed to fire my dad’s 12 gauge instead of just my .22 long rifle. Having a rather inappropriate sense of humor, they agreed, instructing me to stand with my heels close together, leaning slightly backward “to better sight down the barrel” and holding the butt of the stock a couple of inches away from my shoulder. My entire right side was purple for a week. (Thanks, Dad.)

Second, while the video depicts these things in a comical way, many of these situations are very unsafe. Nobody should be firing a weapon without proper training and safety procedures in place. Still, with all of that said, there is an element of slapstick humor to the piece and the way they weave Joe Biden into it makes it pretty funny. Enjoy.


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Obama keeps the harmless guy around because, in comparison, Biden makes the president look smooth and smart.

I question that…

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 5:10 PM

One heartbeat away folks, just insane.

D-fusit on March 3, 2013 at 5:12 PM

The pants fall down…
Hilarious..

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 5:13 PM

D-fusit on March 3, 2013 at 5:12 PM

No more insane that what we currently have occupying the office.

chemman on March 3, 2013 at 5:17 PM

She should go out on the porch and simply fire off a couple of shotgun blasts into something. That’ll take care of things.

Why not just turn on a Hollywood gun violent movie and turn the volume up..
Plenty of Hollywood movies to pick from.

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Well I have to say that joe has done a dandy job on the elected in CO to deal with their gun laws? Now they are wanting to ban shotguns or whatever shells they hold?

People in CO, you have a major problem if all these laws do away with your 2nd!

Now to joe, the man has a wife that is a Dr. and you would think she would give that boy some meds to deal with his stupid gaffes?
L

letget on March 3, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Woman firing an AR15 using a “bump-fire” system to simulate full-auto:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l21phub8sT4

17(?) year old girl with AR15 (she’s gotta be 100 pounds soaking wet):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFQpWDDTNN8
That’s how it works!

Woman in bikini (and 1000$ heels) firing AR15:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGz6zm1U-h8&feature=player_detailpage#t=267s

There are dozens of these kind of videos on youtube. Any one of these women would probably clean Joe Bidens clock in a firefight.

Alberta_Patriot on March 3, 2013 at 5:18 PM

I think Joe would be an improvement on Obama and foreign enemies would certainly be wary about dealing with him because…ya just never know!

sharrukin on March 3, 2013 at 5:19 PM

He is a dolt, pure and simple. Liberals do not believe he is a nitwit. They don’t. They believe every word he says.

pat on March 3, 2013 at 5:22 PM

I think Joe would be an improvement on Obama and foreign enemies would certainly be wary about dealing with him because…ya just never know!

sharrukin on March 3, 2013 at 5:19 PM

If America were attacked, Biden would stand on the White House balcony and drop Americas nuclear arsenal on two neutral countries.

Alberta_Patriot on March 3, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Remember that Obama picked Biden to head the White House Go To man on firearms legislation. No wonder he wants to disarm the public if Shotgun Joe is Obama’s idea of a gun expert.

Socratease on March 3, 2013 at 5:24 PM

If America were attacked, Biden would stand on the White House balcony and drop Americas nuclear arsenal on two neutral countries.

Alberta_Patriot on March 3, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Yeah, but it’s Joe, he’s so confused he might actually target the right country and who wants to take that chance? They know Obama would be hiding under the desk, or out on the golf course, so with him they know they would get away with it.

sharrukin on March 3, 2013 at 5:25 PM

She should go out on the porch and simply fire off a couple of shotgun blasts into something. That’ll take care of things.

exerpt: Jazz Shaw

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Why not just turn on a Hollywood gun violent movie and turn the volume up..
Plenty of Hollywood movies to pick from.

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 5:17 PM

.
It worked in “Home Alone”.

(what’s up with the big reddish “Submit Comment” button?)

listens2glenn on March 3, 2013 at 5:25 PM

“… and then when you get up off the porch and locate the shotgun that flew out of your hands, reload it and get ready for any potential home invaders.”

profitsbeard on March 3, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Shotgun Joe rides again

…they need to give Joe a train ride…to an institution!

KOOLAID2 on March 3, 2013 at 5:37 PM

I believe that Joe Biden’s wife Jill is not a medical doctor. She is one of those educators with an advanced degree who will not let you forget about it. She is, or was, a teacher.

Qzsusy on March 3, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Hey, least Joe loves the country who made him rich.

losarkos on March 3, 2013 at 5:39 PM

One of the (among many) bad things in the video is the idiots who allowed their girlfriends/wives/sisters/whatever to fire those guns because they thought it would be funny are some of the same who give guns a bad name.

svar42 on March 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM

“She should go out on the porch and simply fire off a couple of shotgun blasts into something.”

Actually, Joe didn’t say to fire it into something. He didn’t give any indication where to or what to point it at, at all.

I’ll go ahead an say, though, I’d trust his wife in handling one properly before I’d trust Joe.

Dusty on March 3, 2013 at 5:52 PM

And once again, all too many folks haven’t learned their Cicero;

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.

Fearing Bumblng Biden more than someone who intends to destroy them and their nation.

LegendHasIt on March 3, 2013 at 5:52 PM

The traitor is the plague.

Fearing Bumblng Biden more than someone who intends to destroy them and their nation.

LegendHasIt on March 3, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Obama is bubonic, Biden is merely high colonic.

profitsbeard on March 3, 2013 at 5:59 PM

I believe that Joe Biden’s wife Jill is not a medical doctor. She is one of those educators with an advanced degree who will not let you forget about it. She is, or was, a teacher.

Qzsusy on March 3, 2013 at 5:38 PM

All this time Joe would have you believe she was an MD—never really said it but implied it plenty. The way doctor was thrown around I thought she was.

One of the (among many) bad things in the video is the idiots who allowed their girlfriends/wives/sisters/whatever to fire those guns because they thought it would be funny are some of the same who give guns a bad name.

svar42 on March 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM

I like fun and games as much as anyone but you don’t joke with guns that way. Also, women in general are leery of guns and you don’t make them like them by embarrassing them.

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Three Girl Scouts

Two Girl Scouts

The Rogue Tomato on March 3, 2013 at 6:06 PM

profitsbeard on March 3, 2013 at 5:59 PM

.
But some people need a “Biden”, ocassionally … : )

listens2glenn on March 3, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Kateltn Francis

Ben Hur on March 3, 2013 at 6:09 PM

She’s 13

Ben Hur on March 3, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Kateltn Francis

Ben Hur on March 3, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Now that right there was heartwarming. Something that makes a lib wet themselves.

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Kateltn Francis

Ben Hur on March 3, 2013 at 6:09 PM

I think most of us would feel better if she were in the White House than any of the clowns in Washington.

sharrukin on March 3, 2013 at 6:17 PM

The worst part is that Biden, oblivious to all the criticism, followed it up by advising women to fire through the door. I used to ‘crazy’ Joe Biden in a joking way but this is bordering on literally insane.

Fenris on March 3, 2013 at 6:20 PM

The worst part is that Biden, oblivious to all the criticism, followed it up by advising women to fire through the door. I used to ‘crazy’ Joe Biden in a joking way but this is bordering on literally insane.

Fenris on March 3, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Hence the pictures I posted above.

The Rogue Tomato on March 3, 2013 at 6:25 PM

The worst part is that Biden, oblivious to all the criticism, followed it up by advising women to fire through the door. I used to ‘crazy’ Joe Biden in a joking way but this is bordering on literally insane.

Fenris on March 3, 2013 at 6:20 PM

and to add insult to injury no one in the media says “you are serious”? The dweeb at Parent’s magazine that asked the question never missed a stroke.

How do we even attempt to reason with people like that? Bidet has convinced himself that he is brilliant so don’t question him.

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 6:26 PM

The Rogue Tomato on March 3, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Oh ya, the pics are funny, but they don’t make the point that a week or two of public ridicule for his first statement should have wised him up before making the second. But I guess…

Bidet has convinced himself that he is brilliant so don’t question him.

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Fenris on March 3, 2013 at 6:33 PM

If the media weren’t an adjunct of the Dem party Joe Bonehead would be a daily punchline and a national joke.
As it is , total pass.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on March 3, 2013 at 6:34 PM

He is a dolt, pure and simple. Liberals do not believe he is a nitwit. They don’t. They believe every word he says.

pat on March 3, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Wellll, you have to consider the audience.

avagreen on March 3, 2013 at 6:40 PM

HA!!

TX-96 on March 3, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Shotgun Joe has a double barreled mouth with a hair-brained trigger and he’s loaded up with dum-dums.

ghostwalker1 on March 3, 2013 at 6:58 PM

the benign bumbler

He is not benign!

The $15,000 dental work, $9700 Botox job, & $18,975 hair plugs all make him look nicer, but he’s not nice at all.

He’s a lying thug.

itsnotaboutme on March 3, 2013 at 7:19 PM

This video exposes Joe as the asshole that he is! Then again, so are 99% of the Dems!!

Jersey Dan on March 3, 2013 at 7:20 PM

the video depicts these things in a comical way

For the most part, that’s true, but the girly-man interviewer is depressing.

We need to train boys to become men.

If dad abandons him, there ought to be men who’ll step up & help mom.

This happens all the time in good churches, BTW.

itsnotaboutme on March 3, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Kateltn Francis

Ben Hur on March 3, 2013 at 6:09 PM

She is awesome!

Vince on March 3, 2013 at 8:03 PM

The interviewer who was sitting there fidgeting was interesting. Being a CBS employee, and therefore probably at least as “progressive” as, say, Rosa Luxemberg, he obviously didn’t want to contradict his favorite POTUS’ VOTUS when he was urging women not to buy an “evil” AR-15.

But I’m willing to bet that he was biting his lip to avoid screaming in horror at the idea of shooting someone through a door with a massively-destructive “riot gun”. I give him no credit for not saying something- like,

Mr. Vice President, in most jurisdictions that will get you arrested.

Which it will.

Proving once more that loyalty to the Cause always trumps honesty and reality with the news media.

As for the rest of it, I have taught women and young people to shoot the 20-gauge and 12-gauge shotgun effectively and safely. By showing them how to avoid the mistakes shown there. And I can assure you that the AR-15 and similar arms are much easier for a lightly-built or small-statured person to master.

BTW, I tend to frown on optical sights on shotguns, unless they have enough eye relief to avoid “Kaibab eye” when the arm recoils, as the second nice lady shown experienced. It’s both painful, and dangerous to your vision. (Zygomatic arch injury can cause blurred vision and, over time, loss of vision in the eye it affects.)

And I have used 1.5-4.5X scopes on .45-70s, and 14X scopes on .300 WMs.

cheers

eon

eon on March 3, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Kateltn Francis

Ben Hur on March 3, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Sweet.

Midas on March 3, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Oh ya, the pics are funny, but they don’t make the point that a week or two of public ridicule for his first statement should have wised him up before making the second.

Fenris on March 3, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Every conservative Democrat in the USA should be pushing for Biden to run for President in 2016 instead of Hillary.

The Rogue Tomato on March 3, 2013 at 10:00 PM

One of the (among many) bad things in the video is the idiots who allowed their girlfriends/wives/sisters/whatever to fire those guns because they thought it would be funny are some of the same who give guns a bad name.

svar42 on March 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM

It’s a great video, even though I suspect a lot of these women were set up to fail by boyfriends who convinced them to shoot a 12-gauge without warning them about the kick.

But not necessarily all of them. A lot of women who’ve never fired one before could easily be knocked down or lose their grip, at least the first time.

And the clip makes an absolutely great point: the kick of an AR-15 is much lighter than a 12-gauge. While I remain a big fan of the 12-gauge for home defense for those who can handle it, the lighter recoil of the AR-15 might well make it a better choice for smaller women.

Or, in fact, anyone who benefits from the better control of not having to worry about the recoil.

There Goes The Neighborhood on March 3, 2013 at 11:29 PM

As the USA descends to the level of a third world nation, I’m finding Biden less amusing.

In any case he’s not the doltish nice guy as some would like to paint him.
He’s a prick. And a Democrat. And the enemy of the country as it was founded.

justltl on March 4, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Biden is a moron but somehow I can’t see him receiving a briefing saying the consulate in Benghazi is under attack and leaving for the evening after refusing to take any action, no matter how incompetent. I don’t get the sense that Joe hates this country. I can’t say the same for Barack.

Wendya on March 4, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Wendya on March 4, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Actually, Biden was there, and could have dome something, but didn’t. But for different reasons.

In Slow Joe’s case, such an event is a “black swan”, unrelated to anything else. As such, he would do nothing for precisely the reason that he did nothing, did not even advise his boss to do something (which is part of his job).

Because in his mind, it’s an unrelated bolt from the blue. Which means it came out of nowhere, and will have no long-term consequences. Therefore, there is no need to do anything about it.

As for the lives lost, well, there’s that remark Napoleon or somebody made about omelettes.

Biden, like most progressives, is in love with an illusion of what he can remake America into, not the country and people of America as they are. But even that isn’t the reason he is as ineffectual, and dangerous, as his boss.

His boss dreams of Utopia, and doesn’t care who gets hurt getting there as long as it isn’t him.

Biden also dreams of Utopia- and is too stupid to grasp the concept that it isn’t going to happen, and that his efforts to get there are going to hurt people.

Dogmatism works equally ineffectually, whether it is motivated by radical fanaticism, or sheer stupidity.

Biden and his boss are cases in point.

cheers

eon

eon on March 4, 2013 at 7:38 AM

Hot Air is getting too repetitious, two “Brain Dead” leader stories in a row, first Chavez and then Biden.

hip shot on March 4, 2013 at 8:58 AM

I think you’re about a week behind the power curve, Jazz. That video was already embedded in one of the previous stories about Slow Shotgun Joe, I’m pretty certain.

(Thanks, Dad.)

This explains much.

GWB on March 4, 2013 at 9:03 AM