You might have seen the video or read Vice President Joe Biden’s advice to women regarding home and personal defense. If you haven’t, here’s a link with an overview and the video where he tells women how to scare off intruders by firing warning shots out of a double-barreled shotgun, promises how effective it will be and makes absurdly inaccurate statements regarding AR-15′s – modern sporting rifles.
Fortunately Dr. Jill Biden will likely not have to follow her husband’s suggestions due to the fact that she has Secret Service protection. Not only is his advice really BAD, but it also irresponsibly breaks one of the fundamental rules of firearm safety that could lead to harming or killing an innocent person.
Owning a firearm is a great responsibility. Choosing one for personal protection and home defense is a personal decision and should not be taken lightly. Instead of taking this bad advice and adopting poor tactics, hopefully those who wish to protect themselves and their families will consider these things when making their firearm choices:
- Basic firearms safety rules
- Safe firearm storage
- Ease of reloading
- Recoil considerations
- The ability to manipulate the firearm’s controls
- The importance of seeking knowledge from experienced owners and trainers
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