Some good advice from Vice President Joe Biden
This doesn’t make the “assault weapons” ban any more reasonable or effective, but:
“Guess what? A shotgun will keep you a lot safer, a double-barreled shotgun, than the assault weapon in somebody’s hands [who] doesn’t know how to use it, even one who does know how to use it,” the outspoken vice president, a shotgun owner himself, replied. “It’s harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun. You want to keep people away in an earthquake? Buy some shotgun shells.”
Hey, give Joe some credit. He’s right: a shotgun is a much more effective home defense weapon than an AR-15. In fact, I’m kind of in the market for something like this:
That’s a 20-round drum magazine. Pistol grip, optional folding stock, semi-automatic for simplicity while under extreme stress (like the fear of being attacked)… just let some drug-addled repeat offender break into my house!
Hell, let ten of ‘em!
The AR-15 is lightweight and practical. As light as five pounds, it produces low levels of recoil, and it’s easy to shoot. It also looks intimidating, which is what you want when facing an assailant or intruder.
I dunno. Taking your probable state of mind into account – and that’s men and women – I’ll still take a shotgun. It doesn’t have to be a 12-gauge. Something smaller. Just get it pointed in the right general direction, and it’s almost impossible to miss!
Everybody say it with me, now: “Dear Santa…”