If you haven’t heard, VP Joe Biden advised women to buy a double-barrel shotgun and shoot it in the air if threatened by a hostile assailant:
A few things to note here. Firstly, there are plenty of women who can handle a shotgun; but if you’re not probably trained in how to handle one, especially a large caliber shotgun like a 12 ga., you might regret the fact you ever bought one. This applies to anyone, regardless of gender.
Secondly, Biden went on to state that an AR-15 rifle is much more difficult to use and shoot. This is complete and total bunk. The AR-15 rifle is known for its low-recoil design; it’s very accurate and easy to use.
Thirdly, if you’re thinking of buying a 12 ga. shotgun, don’t buy one with a pistol grip only. Large caliber shotguns produce a tremendous amount of recoil. You need a stock on it to probably brace the gun properly when you fire it. A pistol grip on a large caliber shotgun without a stock is wildly inaccurate, and is strongly discouraged by experts.
Even those with experience know that a 12 ga. shotgun is a handful; it will wear you out if you do a lot of shooting with it for a long period of time. It doesn’t matter how big or small you are … it will wear you out. That’s just a fact:
In related news, a Virginia man who took Joe Biden’s advice literally recently found himself in hot water with local authorities.
Via The Truth About Guns:
“A 22-year-old man found himself facing a summons after he told officers he fired his shotgun repeatedly upon finding masked suspects leaning in his window.” Huh? But the Vice President of these here U-Nited States said firing warning shots with a shotgun is the sine qua non in home defense strategy. Ol’ Double Barrel Joe even confided that he advised his own wife to do just that if she ever felt threatened in their home. Guess that doesn’t apply in Virginia. Trevor Snowden of Virginia Beach “told police his dog was acting strange. When he walked to his bedroom, he said he saw two masked suspects leaning in his open window”
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