Firearms Advice from Joe Biden by Tom Reynolds
The Left calls for more training in almost every incidence, especially when a gun is involved. Perhaps the ones that need the firearm training are the Leftists that are spouting off about guns and training.
Under the category of, if only he knew what he was talking about…
Joe Biden announced that police should shoot to stop (wound) rather than shoot to kill (center mass).
Yeah, that Joe Biden. The same one who wants to ban “more than 8 bullets in a round”.
In February 2013, then Vice President Biden told Field & Stream magazine, “…[if] you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door."
During that same interview, Biden told of his suggestion to his wife for handling an intruder. “If there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here— walk out, put that double barrel shot gun and fire two blasts outside the house.”
How did real firearms experts react to Biden’s ‘thoughts’?
As to shooting to wound:
“The whole concept of what Biden was saying is insane,” said Sarasota County (Florida) Sheriff Kurt Hoffman. “…you’re never going to shoot to potentially incapacitate. You’re going to shoot to stop the threat."
Hoffman added: “If you can’t effectively neutralize a threat as quickly as possible – which equals shooting center mass – you can’t render aid to other people on scene who need assistance. Are you going to wound someone and hope he stays down while you render aid?”
Bob Keller is a retired Master Sergeant who spent 17 years in the Delta Force and has been in more than 400 gunfights said that: “There’s no way an average shooter can do that. If you’re telling people to do that and they get in an active shooter situation...and they’re now aiming for someone’s arm or leg, the likelihood of them making the shot is miniscule…What happens if they miss the shot and hit a child?"
Marc Pezzella is a former SWAT team commander, said: “Shooting to wound? Who are you shooting at? Are they mentally stable? Do they feel pain? What is their level of commitment to the fight? Will shooting make them more angry? Are they on drugs? Are they on alcohol? Are they able to fight through the wound?”
As to banning “more than 8 bullets in a round”…
Biden finally came up with a gun policy that all gun owners can get behind.
Most gun owners would respond, “You gotta be kidding.”
Sir Isaac Newton would have pointed out, “What goes up must come down.”
Then there is “fire the shotgun through the door.”
Mark Oliva, managing director of public affairs at the National Shooting Sports Foundation, put it more tactfully: “Among the cardinal rules for firearm safety is to know your target and what is beyond. NSSF does not recommend any firearm owner blindly fire their shotgun, or any other gun for that matter…”
And it won’t do the door much good, either!
As to firing a shotgun into the sky…
Joe Krawtschenko, a retired law enforcement officer and firearms instructor pointed out that it will come down, “ with enough force to kill someone and we don’t know where it’s coming down.”
“You’re going to have a bunch of idiots firing warning shots into the air with no idea where the shot’s going to land…We live in a well-populated area. Look around within a mile of where you live. There are schools, parks and playgrounds loaded with kids.”
The problem is, there are many people who know little or nothing about guns and they will believe what Joe Biden says. They also believe in shooting the gun out of the bad guy’s hand and that suppressors / silencers only go poof when shot. After all, they saw it in the movies and in TV - where Biden must get his information on guns - so it must be true.