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Washington State convicts man for following Joe Biden’s shotgun advice

There are so many levels of insanity to this story that I’m just going to present it without further comment.

from Politico:

A man was convicted in the state’s Clark County on Tuesday for following Biden’s advice, offered after the Newtown massacre, to fire shotgun blasts in the air — in this case, to ward off carjackers.

Biden made the comments after the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 28 dead, when he and other Democrats called for the federal ban on semiautomatic weapons to be reinstated.

“If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun,” Biden said during a question-and-answer video on, in which he tried to discourage a mother from buying an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle.

The vice president said he told his wife the same thing: “I said, ‘Jill, if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house.’” (Biden lives in the official vice presidential residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., which is guarded by the Secret Service.)

Jeffrey Barton, a 53-year-old from Clark County, Washington, did exactly that when he caught intruders in his vehicle at 3 a.m. in July of last year. He walked over, punched one of them in the face and fired three shots in the air to scare them.

Later, Barton told reporters, “I did what Joe Biden told me to do. I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air.”

“I promise you whoever’s coming in is not gonna,” Biden said, adding later that he had two shotguns at home and wouldn’t dream of giving them up.

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Barton now faces up to one year in jail.  As he put it, “That’s what you get for exercising my Second Amendment rights and protecting my family.”

Any sane Republican wondering how an extremist like Trump took over their party needs to ask why they, themselves, personally and eagerly encouraged all this wacky “Obama is an evil secret Kenyan Spy Marxist!” and “Hillary planned Benghazi!” nonsense to flourish.

“Personal responsibility”, guys. I’m continually told that’s the main deal about conservative values. 

Except none of you are taking any. And you probably never will.

Funny that.

Yeah, almost everyone on the planet realizes that Sarah Palin and Donald Trump are raging, hateful, low IQ psychopaths. Except, you know, many middle-class delusional, suburban Americans.

Yeah, this is why people in the middle east should get to vote in US elections. 

Those ostensibly nice, respectable folks that hide behind their white-picket fences and Tupperware parties and talk about Jesus all the time?

Um, they’re willingly to nuke and murder all of Iran and start WW3 just to make a point and pretend they’re JOHN WAYNE~!. Because guns and movies are so COOL~!  

Fucking hell. 

I genuinely don’t know why right-wing America exists anymore, other than to make excuses for the hideously unconscionable.

“OK, so this cop got caught blatantly on camera murdering an unarmed black kid, but here is why it’s fine…”   

“OK, so America has its 743rd mass shooting this year but here is why it’s fine…”

At some point, don’t you people get tired of coming up with all these excuses?

The sheer energy that must go into it all. How tiring. 

I pity you.

Pro gun nuts: People who know they’ve won. People who have got everything they wanted. People who can only react to the news of every weekly mass shooting with a callously indifferent shrug. But people who will still go online 24/7 and whine non-stop about how “they” are under attack and persecuted by that evil tyrant Obama. The delusion and self-pity is nauseating.
For real, though: A mad man like Donald Trump is Reason Number One the rest of the world should get at least a marginal say in who America elects as POTUS.

Um, not everyone on the planet is as cool with the prospect of WORLD WAR THREE~! and NUCLEAR ANNIHILATION~!  and THE END OF THE WORLD~! as dimwit, bible-worshiping, toothless, barely literate, trailer-dwelling Americans are, you know?

Just saying.  Mad Max was a fun movie to watch. 

But I don’t want to fucking live that shit for real. Even if it means I do get to meet Charlize Theron.