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by Joe Newby
Recently, Vice President Joe Biden suggested that women would be able to protect themselves better with a shotgun than an AR-15. In a recent interview with “Field and Stream,” Biden doubled down on that assertion and said he told one man to “just fire the shotgun through the door” to protect his house, Jason Howerton reported at The Blaze on Wednesday.
Biden made the comment when asked about different uses for guns, like self-defense and target practice.
“Well, the way in which we measure it is — I think most scholars would say — is that as long as you have a weapon sufficient to be able to provide your self-defense. I did one of these town-hall meetings on the Internet and one guy said, ‘Well, what happens when the end days come? What happens when there’s the earthquake? I live in California, and I have to protect myself,’” he said.
“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 semi-automatic 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,” he added.
Howerton said that a Texas gun shop owner refuted Biden’s claims, observing that a 12-guage shotgun is harder for some people to handle than an AR-15.
“It would be better for all-around home defense and it’s one of the most accurate guns out there,” he said of the semi-automatic weapon many Democrats want to see banned.
“As a home defense gun, a properly set up AR-15 is easier to shoot accurately and delivers more firepower than a handgun, is more precise than a shotgun, more controllable than a subgun, and is easily configured with lights, lasers and other accessories to give you further advantages over any uninvited guests who may come calling after visiting hours,” Robert H. Boatman wrote.
Biden admitted that the Constitution permits the right to keep and bear arms, but said the government “can limit the type of weapon you can own.”
“Field and Stream” also asked Biden about the argument being made by many that the ban only affects weapons with certain cosmetic features that do not affect the weapon’s functionality.
“The thing that makes it the deadliest are the size of the round and how many rounds you have in a magazine,” he replied.
According to the American Hunter, the .223 Remington is the most popular round used in the AR-15.
“It is also one of the top-selling rifle cartridges on the market, so there is a huge diversity of ammo and bullet options,” American Hunter said.
Larger rounds are available, however.
“If you care to look,” American Hunter said, “you can find guns chambered in such diverse cartridges as the .17 rimfire or the .50 BMG.”
This is ridiculous and it should be an incredibly damning statement. It’s shocking to me that this has not been picked up.
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Let — let — let me — you don’t go through the U.N. We are in the process now and have been for months in making sure that help, humanitarian aid, as well as other aid and training, is getting to those forces that we believe, the Turks believe, the Jordanians believe, the Saudis believe are the free forces inside of Syria.
What Biden said in his debate with Ryan is that Saudi Arabia and Turkey, both Islamist countries, and Jordan which is a pawn, determine which Syrian rebels get “other aid”, presumably weapons, and the training to use them.
That Obama is arming and training, directly or indirectly, the Syrian rebels, would be an important revelation in and of itself. Biden’s dismissal of the UN, after years of Democratic whining about Bush’s unilateralism, should also excite comment, but most significantly Biden admits that our view of who should get them derives from the view of Turkey’s Islamist government and Saudi Arabia’s even more Islamist regime. Saudi Arabia is as bad as Pakistan and Turkey is being run by an Islamist party that is backing the Muslim Brotherhood to take over Syria. Both consider Hamas a legitimate group, and yet Obama has decided to make his plan for regime change in Syria subservient to what the Saudi and Turkish lobbies tell him to do.
This is near confirmation that Obama is arming and training the Muslim Brotherhood to take over Syria.
In probably the worst choice of words imaginable, Biden talks of, “working hand in glove with the Turks, with the Jordanians, with the Saudis and with all the people in the region attempting to identify the people who deserve the help so that when Assad goes and he will go, there will be a legitimate government that follows on, not an al-Qaida-sponsored government that follows on.”
This isn’t just backing rebel fighters, this is fairly open regime change. Al Qaeda can do quite a bit of damage, but they can’t take over Syria. Even a buffoon like Biden knows that. Syria isn’t Mali or Afghanistan. But the Muslim Brotherhood can take over Syria. And when the Muslim Brotherhood takes over a country, like the Taliban they provide a safe haven for Islamic terrorist groups.
Biden said a lot of stupid things during the debate, but this may be the worst of them all. And the worst part is that it’s all true.
Vice President Joe Biden, speaking earlier today in Iowa said, “Yes, we do” want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars“On top of the trillions of dollars of spending that we have already cut, we’re gonna ask – yes – we’re gonna ask the wealthy to pay more,” said Biden. “My heart breaks, come on man. You know the phrase they always use? Obama and Biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars. Guess what? Yes we do in one regard. We want to let that trillion dollar tax cut expire so the middle class doesn’t have to bear the burden of all that money going to the super wealthy. That’s not a tax raise, that’s called fairness where I come from
CNN Political Reporter Shannon Travis
Asheville, North Carolina (CNN) – Mitt Romney’s campaign seized on what Republicans called a “stunning admission” made Tuesday by Vice President Joe Biden when he said the middle class “has been buried” the last four years, putting the Obama campaign on defense.
During a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, the vice president reiterated recent attacks against his Republican opponents: claiming that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s economic plans would raise taxes on middle class families.
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“This is deadly earnest,” Biden said. “How they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years? How in the Lord’s name can they justify raising their taxes? We’ve seen this movie before.”
Republicans have taken off on part of those comments.
A tweet from Romney’s account read: “Agree with @JoeBiden, the middle class has been buried the last 4 years, which is why we need a change in November.”
A spokesman for his campaign went further.
“Vice President Biden made a stunning admission today and we couldn’t agree more: the middle class has been ‘buried’ under the last four years of this President’s policies,” wrote Curt Cashour, the Virginia Communications Director for the Romney campaign.
“Under President Obama, the middle class has suffered from crushing unemployment, rising prices and falling incomes. They can’t afford to be ‘buried’ for four more years. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will take our nation in a new direction and are offering exactly what hardworking families need – real reforms for a real recovery.”
At a campaign event in Iowa, Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, also pounced on his counterpart’s comments.
“Of course the middle class has been buried. They are being buried by regulations, they are being buried by taxes…they are being buried by borrowing, they are being buried by the Obama administration’s economic failures,” Ryan said. “You see the Obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped, it failed because it was passed.”
Though Biden’s comments seemed intended to echo past comments – that middle class families have been hit hard in the trouble economy – they nonetheless forced the Obama campaign to go on defense.
“As the Vice President has been saying all year and again in his remarks today, the middle class was punished by the failed Bush policies that crashed our economy – and a vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is a return to those failed policies,” an Obama campaign official said. “With more than five million private-sector jobs created since 2010, the Vice President and President Obama will continue to help the middle class recover and move the nation forward.”
– CNN Political Producer Shawna Shepherd contributed to this report.
During his speech, Biden reminded the audience that some of their Republican friends would distort Obama’s record on Medicare.
“Everyone knows, everyone in this room knows that President Obama has increased the benefits available to people on Medicare by the action he took,” Biden said. “You are now able to go get a wellness exam, and guys, if you conclude you need a colonoscopy because of the feeling you had or you need a breast health examination, you don’t have to pay a co-pay for that.”
Biden made his remarks during a campaign event at the Century Village Clubhouse in Boca Raton, Fla.
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