If 49 people’s lives get randomly, horribly, hideously snuffed out prematurely and your instant, *very first* reaction upon hearing the news is “Well, I have to defend guns” then, yes, you’re a fucking sociopathic nutjob beyond any sort of help.
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.
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 whitehouse.gov, 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.
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.
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.