“If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun. Have the shells of 12-gauge shotgun, and I promise you, as I told my wife, we live in an area that's wooded and somewhat secluded, I said, ‘Jill, if there's ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put that double barrel shotgun, and fire two blasts outside the house.’ I promise you, whoever is coming in is not going to.
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. Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.” – Joseph Biden, Vice-President of the United States, 2008-2016, Interview with Parents Magazine, 2013
In today’s case, our gun wielding dingbat DIDN’T listen to the Vice-President of the United States when he said to discharge a firearm into the air. He discharged AT someone. That someone was Kenneth John Edwards III (not pictured).
Edwards was shot, in the leg, with a 12-gauge while he was out running errands one morning. The 12-gauge murder machine caused a serious, but not life threatening wound.
Why? Because somebody felt threatened.
Sure, he was in someone else’s home. And sure, he was burglarizing the place. But was that any call to put him in danger of losing his leg?
Well, yes. For hundreds, if not thousands of years, since the invention of gunpowder, there have been uninformed, overemotional morons asking “Why didn’t they shoot him in the leg? Oh, sweet [insert culture- and milieu-appropriate deity here], it was his/her first attempted rape! Why couldn’t their victim have just puked on herself instead of resisting?!?!?! WHYYYYYY!”
So now it’s happened and we’d be willing to bet that the people calling the loudest for disarmament of the masses from behind their well-guarded walls would be screaming that he shouldn’t have been shot in the leg.
Really, their point is that the unwashed masses shouldn’t be armed at all, but if they say that now then it could do irreparable harm to their candidate. And if they’re ever going to gut the 2nd Amendment through the regulatory and appellate processes, then they MUST put Hillary Clinton into office, along with as many anti-constitutionalist Congress critters and justices.
But what actually happened here?
Mr. Edwards, an unlicensed personal property relocation professional specializing in unexpected and surprise redistributions of wealth from the privileged patriarchy to those less fortunate.
This time he picked the wrong house. Sadly (for him) had he just waited a few more days, he’d have been completely unharmed.
But he didn’t.
Instead, he met the homeowner’s son. He ran for the house shotgun and shot the psychically named Mr. Edwards.