Joe Biden recently stated, “You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim. It’s harder to use and in fact you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. If there’s ever a problem just walk out on the balcony here and fire two blasts outside the house.”
This advice is BOTH ILLEGAL and FALSE.
Fire Two Blasts From The Balcony – ILLEGAL. Real gun safety and self-defense experts will tell you warning shots are a bad idea. Few of us live in isolated mansions with balconies, the way “Regular Joe” does but, even for him, shooting at nothing constitutes reckless discharge of a firearm. Depending on what your ammo hits, you could also face serious legal problems for personal or property damage.
An AR-15 is Harder to Use – FALSE. They’re about the same for the first shot, but after that the AR-15 is the clear winner. Shotguns generate so much more recoil that they are significantly harder to reaim and shoot again. Plus, after two shots, the shotgun needs reloading, which requires the kind of fine motor skills that go all to hell amidst the rush of adrenaline in a home invasion scenario. The AR-15 holds 30 rounds and its reload requires only gross motor skills.
You Don’t Need 30 Rounds to Protect Yourself – FALSE. In a 2011 study of NYPD officers, it was determined that, on average, officers discharged 11.5 rounds in a gunfight with a bad guy, only 30% hit their target and even fewer of those rounds proved to have actual stopping power.
Shotgun Proven To Be more Dangerous Than AR-15 [12:28]
If you’re too busy to watch the whole video (sorry, I know it’s long), here’s the quick version.
- Each gun is fired by a WOMAN.
- They show the ammo side-by-side at about 3:20. (Or just check out the screenshot I took.)
- You can see the recoil from the AR-15 at 4:30 vs the shotgun at 5:40.
- The comparison in the sizes of the holes the two types of ammo make is at 6:32.
- The difference in precision and safety for bystanders is show at 7:30.
Vice President Biden’s criminally stupid advice about self defense
Posted on February 20, 2013 by John Pierce @ http://monachuslex.com/?p=2448
Vice President Biden can get you killed or imprisoned with his latest advice
Posted on February 20, 2013 @ http://ordnancecorner.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/vice-president-biden-can-get-you-killed-or-imprisoned-with-his-latest-advice/