Bill Clinton: “You’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon. Trust me.”

posted at 6:01 pm on April 30, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Been getting our self-defense and firearm-selection advice from our esteemed vice president, have we? Or, would that be just our talking points? Via the Washington Examiner:

If you live in a city and you think you need protection of your home, you’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon,” Clinton added. “Trust me. It’s not even close.

Groan. For the umpteenth time — yes, a shotgun is a very solid choice for in-home self-defense, but for goodness’ sake, stop trying to discount AR-15s and their ilk as an defense option because of your eagerness to discredit its possible uses and classify it as an “assualt” weapon. What a criminal can assault a law-abiding citizen with, a law-abiding citizen can just as easily deter and defend against criminals.


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I shoot skeet with my shotgun all the time, two blasts right through my balcony door.

forest on April 30, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Bill Clinton: “You’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon. Trust me.”

Yes, ‘cuz, like, um, we’ve seen how much you know about ‘firing’ a ‘weapon.’

#StainedNavyBlueDress

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Ha.
 
(verbaluce, chumpthreads, etc., that’s an AR platform shotgun.)

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Is this what Democrat messaging is reduced to?

rob verdi on April 30, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Did Biden and Clinton buy a shotgun factory or something?

Fallon on April 30, 2013 at 6:06 PM

If you live in a city and you think you need protection of your home, you’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon,” Clinton added. “Trust me. It’s not even close.

Clinton proselytizes for legalizing fully-automatics. Never though I’d see the day.

Axe on April 30, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Actually, the best weapon is the at’latl. Trust me.

abobo on April 30, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Sorry. Correction. I forget.
 
verbaluce, chumpthreads, etc., that’s a magazine fed semi-auto that fires shotgun shells.

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 6:08 PM

(verbaluce, chumpthreads, etc., that’s an AR platform shotgun.)

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Your picture scared me, and I think it should be banned.

Axe on April 30, 2013 at 6:08 PM

What were the cops carrying when looking for the Boston bombers?

El_Terrible on April 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM

I prefer a phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range. BTW, I guarantee most Dem politicians and pundits would believe that was a real gun.

Doughboy on April 30, 2013 at 6:10 PM

In CA they don’t even want us to have Ruger 10/22s

El_Terrible on April 30, 2013 at 6:11 PM

If you live in a city and you think you need protection of your home, you’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon,” Clinton added. “Trust me. It’s not even close.

Imagine how much way better off you’d be with a series of Claymores in the hall and entryway, as well as the windows.

Don’t forget the boo gas around the perimeter.

Trust me.

BobMbx on April 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM

But what if your shotgun has a pistol grip?

EVIL TOOL OF SSSSSAAAAAAATTTTTTAAAAAANNNNNN!

catmman on April 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Dang it. Sorry. Let’s try again.
 
verbaluce, chumpthreads, etc., that’s a 12 gauge that… No, wait.

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 6:14 PM

So I guess we should arm our soldiers and Marines with shotguns instead of assault weapons, huh.

The Big Lie that semi-automatic rifles are “assault weapons” is being repeated once again.

US citizens have legally owned semi-automatic rifles for about a century. Now Bubba is telling them they should buy a shotgun instead.

farsighted on April 30, 2013 at 6:14 PM

verbaluce

Weren’t you the one leading the charge for People control and Universal Gun Registration?

How ‘freer’ are we if the government is in control of our civil rights?

Galt2009 on April 30, 2013 at 6:15 PM

What were the cops carrying when looking for the Boston bombers?

El_Terrible on April 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Rape whistles.

BornLib on April 30, 2013 at 6:15 PM

But what if your shotgun has a pistol grip?
catmman on April 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM

And an adjustable stock? Don’t those things make it illegal accoding to difi?

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM

How many times has Hillary chased him around the house wielding one or the other?

Philly on April 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Hey Billy! You’ve shown us that you’re good at definitions. Define “assault weapon”! None of your fellow idiots appear able to do it.

GarandFan on April 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Trust me said the person who was impeached for lying under oath about adultery.

SparkPlug on April 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Or maybe this little gem mounted in a window facing the front yard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX7vwivR6cE

Bishop on April 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM

That’s right Bill. And a. 22 single shot rifle is the best gun to use for rabbit hunting.

iamsaved on April 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM

If you live in a city and you think you need protection of your home, you’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon,” Clinton added. “Trust me. It’s not even close.

Not to mention the security provided by strategically placed soup cans full of vomit, pee, and poop. Every rapist knows that this house is off-limits!

BobMbx on April 30, 2013 at 6:17 PM

What were the cops carrying when looking for the Boston bombers?

El_Terrible on April 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Rape whistles.

BornLib on April 30, 2013 at 6:15 PM

So THAAAT’S why all the cops around that boat were wearing black – so we wouldn’t see that they had peed their pants to scare the bomber…..

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2013 at 6:18 PM

How many times has Hillary chased him around the house wielding one or the other?

Philly on April 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Good point…I’m guessing there are no guns allowed in the Clinton household.

teejk on April 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Wait until someone in the media or our illustrious politicians figure out how many pellets are in one shotshell.

The whole high-cap mag discussion will be turned on its head!

:)

catmman on April 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Yes, ‘cuz, like, um, we’ve seen how much you know about ‘firing’ a ‘weapon.’

#StainedNavyBlueDress

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Slick Willy is an expert in “shooting skeet”

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

What does Al jezera Gore say?

SparkPlug on April 30, 2013 at 6:20 PM

He’s talking to rational adults that are able to make their own grown up decisions.

We don’t need to “trust [him]“.

He can explain why the shotgun is the better option or exit the conversation and allow people that know what they’re talking about to discuss it.

JadeNYU on April 30, 2013 at 6:20 PM

. . . wait. On second thought, “you’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon” doesn’t make any sense at all. The whole deal is that an “assault weapon” has but one use — the killing of folk what needs killing.

. . . also, I’m not sure what the procedure is. What’s the order? I pee myself, vomit, etc., call the police, go get the shotgun (different from an assault weapon in that it isn’t designed to kill folk what needs killing in the first place), and use the shotgun to kill folk what needs killing anyway.

– look, at what point are you supposed to pee? Just start there.

Axe on April 30, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Considering this schlock has spent his whole entire life running from fathers and brothers with shotguns, he ought to know.

Old Country Boy on April 30, 2013 at 6:20 PM

I prefer a cigar. Trust Me

RdLake on April 30, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Nope, apparently shotguns are “weapons of war” so no go. Derringers, now that’s the ticket.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/images/12-gauge-dvic519.jpg

Bishop on April 30, 2013 at 6:21 PM

I’ll take this guys word for it

The Notorious G.O.P on April 30, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Trust me are not words I find comforting coming from disbarred lawyer and proven liar Bill Clinton. If Bill said the sky was blue, I’d look up to check. That goes double for his wife.

mchristian on April 30, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Yet when the Boston PD was rolling through the streets in armored vehicles and throwing people out of their homes last week, most of them were armed with assault rifles. Weird.

JeremiahJohnson on April 30, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Shut the hell up Clintoon. You are a prickwithears.

TX-96 on April 30, 2013 at 6:23 PM

In CA they don’t even want us to have Ruger 10/22s

No they don’t. I got the last one our local fire arms supplier had on the rack back in February and there have been none available since. It took me another month and a half to get sufficient ammo for it too.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Sounds like rogerb needs to do some learnin’ ’bout guns.
Here are some folks with better experience.

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM

:)

catmman on April 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

“Assault” deer slugs next. i.e., “right-wing Bambi killers.”

Too assault-weapony.

Axe on April 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM

I prefer my evil black rifle for when I have to reach out and touch someone, but I will fall back on the shottie when the mags in the AR are all empty.

stephana on April 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM

O/T Anyone listening to Mark Levin? He just busted McConnell/McCain etc on working behind the scenes on Immigration. And doing so he is the one that talked Rubio to join the gang of 8, thinking he’d draw the Conservatives to support this. Also Gates, Google head & Facebook head are funding a lot of ads to support the pro-Immigration bill. The organizations utilize the word “Conservative” and at least one ad has Rubio in it.

bluefox on April 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Now you small ladies out there, this is the shotgun for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uJouw9uh84

Bishop on April 30, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Trust me.”

Haven’t in the past and don’t see any reason to start now.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 30, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Doughboy on April 30, 2013 at 6:10 PM

.
But Arnie tried to get one in that movie, they just didn’t have it in stock.

LincolntheHun on April 30, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Sounds like rogerb needs to do some learnin’ ’bout guns.
Here are some folks with better experience.

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM

First dude was a cop.

But hey, we can count on them to protect us at all times.

Bishop on April 30, 2013 at 6:29 PM

If just one of the women he raped had been armed, the country could have been saved from a world of hurt.

tom daschle concerned on April 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM

If anyone should know about assualt it would be this dirtbag, including varying degrees of it. Guns not so much!

De Oppresso Liber on April 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Is this what Democrat messaging is reduced to?

Yes, for their ADD low info supporters. Keep it simple for the stupid.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 6:31 PM

“Trust me.” This from the president impeach for lying to congress.

That’s probably the last thing he said to Monica…just before he tried to make it appear that the whole incident was her fault and called her ‘that woman’ in testimony.

thatsafactjack on April 30, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Because you’d have toupee, poop, tell him you had herpes, syphilis, aids, and MRSA on your what not to keep him out. Look at what he as in comparison.
A gun would be faster.

RovesChins on April 30, 2013 at 6:32 PM

I couldn’t decide between a shotgun and an assault rifle for home defense, so, just to cover my bases, I got both. God bless America and our freedom to choose.

Hayabusa on April 30, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Bill Clinton; “I don’t normally lie, but when I do it’s about Freudian imagery.”

LincolntheHun on April 30, 2013 at 6:32 PM

If Monica Lewinsky were assaulting me, should I swap the shotgun for a cigar?

Polish Rifle on April 30, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Oh, and also, I’ve spent virtually my entire adult life carrying guns for a living, first in the military, and later in law enforcement. Someone please remind me again how much total combined experience in the military/LE fields Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, and Dianne Feinstein have, and how it is they are qualified to tell me what kind of gun I should be using for various scenarios? I will wait patiently for one of our resident liberals to answer the above.

Hayabusa on April 30, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Sounds like rogerb needs to do some learnin’ ’bout guns.
Here are some folks with better experience.
 
verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM

 
Helpful hint-
 
You should never have to link to an unrelated fellow while joking about a specific poster’s lack of knowledge on a topic. Let them do the work themselves. Watch:
 

Have had the opp to fire pretty much every caliber handgun, incl. most semi-autos.
 
verbaluce on December 17, 2012 at 7:38 PM

 
There’s a follow up coming, too. Watch the time stamp.

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Bill how about you let adults make their own decisions ….or is that only for killing the unborn?

How can you ever trust us to raise kids if we cannot figure out which inanimate objects to buy?/

CW on April 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM

But what if your shotgun has a pistol grip?
catmman on April 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM

And an adjustable stock? Don’t those things make it illegal accoding to difi?

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM

No silly, IIRC, DiFi believes the adjustable stock makes it fully automatic. SMRT!

VengeanceIsMine on April 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uJouw9uh84

Bishop on April 30, 2013 at 6:27 PM

lol

(ET) ouuuuuucchhhhh

Axe on April 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM

I am not absolving Bush or absolving Obama here.
What about you?

verbaluce on March 8, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Liar.

…wildly absurd hypothetical ones under Obama.

Do you even realize what you write as you’re full throated cheerleading?

What about you?

I didn’t vote for Obama.

Hey, you did though, didn’t you? Which means you either

1) didn’t know about the increased wiretapping or

2) you were okay with it because of the (D) next to his name.

There are no other choices.

Which is it?

rogerb on March 8, 2013 at 9:19 AM

This shite is just too funny. Verbalfeces you just make it too easy.

CW on April 30, 2013 at 6:37 PM

“You’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon. Trust me.”

His statement comes from years of experience with angry husbands.

hepcat on April 30, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Was he marching around chanting “this is my rifle, this is my gun, this ones for killing, this ones for fat Jewish interns?”

tom daschle concerned on April 30, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Now you small ladies out there, this is the shotgun for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uJouw9uh84

Bishop on April 30, 2013 at 6:27 PM

I’ll see your shotgun and kick it up a notch:-)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/multimedia/collection/air-forces-lock-wins-photographer-year/?page=17

bluefox on April 30, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Trust me.

Um….no.

Bill Clinton is a perfect example of George Castanza’s rule that it’s not lying, if you believe it. I bet this guy could pass a lie detector test without breaking a sweat. It’s really quite fascinating from a clinical point of view. Pathetic from a personal point of view.

jnelchef on April 30, 2013 at 6:44 PM

verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM

 
Say, what time is it?
 

In fairness to the rogerbee…nobody spends as much time putting together a comment… he spends hours working through his files…digging through old unrelated threads…moving quotes around…laying things out to appear a certain way that they may not actually be.
 
verbaluce on April 17, 2013 at 3:54 PM

 
Hours.
 
Hilarious. I can see being confused by guns, but time? You were desperate and flailing and looking for anything. Like your youtube post in this thread, frankly.
 
Nicely done. More talking always seems to make you look brighter, doesn’t it?
 
Like I said, there’s no reason to link to an unrelated fellow while joking about a specific poster’s lack of knowledge on a topic.
 
(Like “hours”.)
 
Just give their direct quote.
 
And a link to prove it.

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Bill Clinton is a perfect example of George Castanza’s rule that it’s not lying, if you believe it. I bet this guy could pass a lie detector test without breaking a sweat. It’s really quite fascinating from a clinical point of view. Pathetic from a personal point of view.

jnelchef on April 30, 2013 at 6:44 PM

It’s relatively easy for pathological liars and narcissistic psychopaths to pass polygraph examinations. The polygraph works by detecting increased stress levels, and if you feel no guilt or shame about lying, your stress levels will not increase and there is nothing to detect.

Hayabusa on April 30, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Based on his experience in the White House with his wife, the only recommendation I’d take from him is what to use to protect myself from flying crockery.

fred5678 on April 30, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Thanks anyway Bill, but I’ll defend my home and my family with what I think is the right weapon.

tommer74 on April 30, 2013 at 6:51 PM

I bet Old Billy Jeff has had buckshot in his tail end before. All from his younger days of farmer’s daughters and her father’s shot gun.

portlandon on April 30, 2013 at 6:51 PM

How many shotguns are wielded around the White House by the Secret Service?

tommer74 on April 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM

If just one of the women he raped had been armed, the country could have been saved from a world of hurt.

tom daschle concerned on April 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM

If there was an enterprising journalist available to ask the ‘put some ice on that women’ it might be a hell of a story. I doubt any are pro gun control.

meci on April 30, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Isn’t he that guy who used to date Monica Lewinsky?

Galtian on April 30, 2013 at 6:55 PM

DISARM THEN ENSLAVE!!!

Hello Progressive dream come true.

PappyD61 on April 30, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Now you small ladies out there, this is the shotgun for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uJouw9uh84

Bishop on April 30, 2013 at 6:27 PM

.
I’ll see your shotgun and kick it up a notch:-)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/multimedia/collection/air-forces-lock-wins-photographer-year/?page=17

bluefox on April 30, 2013 at 6:44 PM

.
Now here’s a “modern” shotgun.

Would Clinton and Biden endorse it ?

listens2glenn on April 30, 2013 at 6:59 PM

I prefer a phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range.

Doughboy on April 30, 2013 at 6:10 PM

As long as it doesn’t have a bayonet lug, fine.

I’d still go with the BFG9000.

malclave on April 30, 2013 at 7:01 PM

In fairness to the rogerbee…nobody spends as much time putting together a comment… he spends hours working through his files…digging through old unrelated threads…moving quotes around…laying things out to appear a certain way that they may not actually be.

verbaluce on April 17, 2013 at 3:54 PM

.
Hours.

Like I said, there’s no reason to link to an unrelated fellow while joking about a specific poster’s lack of knowledge on a topic.

(Like “hours”.)

Just give their direct quote.

And a link to prove it.

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 6:45 PM

.
In fairness to me, you’ve been upstaging me with all this “prior comment” documentation.

STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT ! … : )

listens2glenn on April 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM

I don’t trust Bill when it comes to MY defense….but Bill type of Cuban do you like?

CW on April 30, 2013 at 7:06 PM

I’m gonna divorce Hillary and you’ll be my only forever gal, sweetheart… trust me!”

Marcola on April 30, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Oh, you mean like my KSG?

Well, Billy Bob, obviously you have zero experience with what happens when novices try to shoot a 12-gauge shotgun.

Harbingeing on April 30, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Trust you?

I kinda like you when you’re not sticking your fingers in my eye. I’d probably enjoy hanging out with you, having beers with you, running the bars with you. But I’d never trust you.

petefrt on April 30, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Clinton added. “Trust me.

What? WTF would I trust a man who lied under oath to his whole country?

Badger40 on April 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM

“You’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon. Trust me.”

Any evidence, anywhere, that Bill has ever used either in any way, ever?

Was never in the military nor in law enforcement…so no to the assault weapon stuff.

I am sure he may have seen a shotgun or two…lots of marriages in Arkansas are accompanied by them.

Trust him?

Haha…heh…HA HA HA HA HA…sorry…but that’s funny right there.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Bill Clinton: “You’re way better off sucking on my ________ than sucking on a ________ . Trust me.”

Pork-Chop on April 30, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Verbalfeces you just make it too easy.

CW on April 30, 2013 at 6:37 PM

LOL! I love the nickname.
IT’s you to a tee, verbalfeces. Bcs that is what you spew on a regular basis.
Pray tell how your interjection earlier has actually related to the topic at hand rather than just insulting rogerb?

Badger40 on April 30, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Just shut up and be gracious like a decent ex-president should be. Take your benefits and live out in quiet comfort ..please stay put of the fray

jaywemm on April 30, 2013 at 7:23 PM

If it were left to billyjeff, they would pass a law rendering it illegal for women to defend themselves by kicking a rapist attacker in the gonads, because a slap on the face is just as effective. Trust him.

How DARE a person who gets 24/7 armed protection have the audacity to tell me the manner that I can use to defend myself?

kurtzz3 on April 30, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Totally (deliberately) missing the point, again.

A right means I choose, it doesn’t mean the government permits us to use only that which the government (or its formerly-employed cheerleaders) decides appropriate.

Talking about whether a shotgun is a better choice is a false debate; do not get drawn into it.

The Schaef on April 30, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Sorry for the link fail – but novices would have a very difficult time defending themselves or others safely with a shotgun. Trust me.

Harbingeing on April 30, 2013 at 7:27 PM

I’d still go with the BFG9000.

malclave on April 30, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Nail-gun, baby. Dimension shamblers hate the nail guns. :)

Axe on April 30, 2013 at 7:28 PM

I know several people who own an AR or two. To a man (and woman) they do not want to assault anything. Their AR’s are home defense weapons.

Let’s call them what they are people. They are not assualt rifles, they are

WestTexasBirdDog on April 30, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Now here’s a “modern” shotgun.

Would Clinton and Biden endorse it ?

listens2glenn on April 30, 2013 at 6:59 PM

LOL, not a chance!

bluefox on April 30, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Defense Weapons.

WestTexasBirdDog on April 30, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Soooo, why was it called a street sweeper?

WryTrvllr on April 30, 2013 at 7:32 PM

If you live in a city and you think you need protection of your home, you’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon.

In every situation?

What if I don’t live in a city?

Socratease on April 30, 2013 at 7:34 PM

And, if assault weapons are inferior for protection in a city, why to city cops (“protect and serve”) have them?

Socratease on April 30, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Like these tools even know. They have to have their handlers show them which end is the dangerous one so they don’t blow their own heads off in front of the official photographer. What was Barry shooting in that one pic? A ported 28 gauge girl gun?

John_G on April 30, 2013 at 7:43 PM

“‘Hey, girls! Do you know what I always tell women to do after they fire a shotgun? ‘You’d better put some ice on that…shoulder!!!‘”

- Bill Clinton

Resist We Much on April 30, 2013 at 7:45 PM

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