Man Takes Biden’s Advice, Fires Warning Shot From Shotgun, Gets Arrested


In February, Vice President Joe Biden said that Americans don’t need high-powered weapons for protection, because a shotgun will do just fine.

In fact, Biden told his wife to fire a shotgun in the air if she was ever in danger at home.

“If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barreled shot gun,” Biden said at the time.

“I said ‘Jill, if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here… put that double-barreled shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house,’” Biden added.


Well, 52-year-old Jeffery Barton of Vancouver, Washington, believed that prowlers were breaking into his vehicle early Monday morning—so, he took Biden’s advice and fired a warning shot into the air with a shotgun. Barton was promptly arrested and charged with illegal aiming or discharging a firearm.

At his arraignment, Barton plead not guilty, saying, “I did what Joe Biden told me to do. I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air.”

But, local sheriff’s deputies said that current law does not afford people the right to fire off guns in the manner which Biden advocates. There must be a self-defense component, along with a life-threatening situation, they said.

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  • JimH

    Ah, the “I was following the advice I got from a idiot,”defense.
    He might have to take his case all the way to the Supreme Court.

    • podunk1

      Too bad it wasn’t Biden. Imagine a dumarse like that a heartbeat away from a president who is worse!

      • Vis Fac

        At least impeaching Joe Bite Me doesn’t have racist connotations as would impeaching ODUMBO. Maybe Joe could demonstrate on his boss, that’s an idea. Does anyone know what Boss is spelled backwards? (SSOB) Double Ess Oh Bee Twice as much an SOB

        • JimH

          The first S has so much potential.

    • Quester55

      Wouldn’t do any good, Those so-called Supreme Court Judges are nothing more than ” OBAMA’S SUPREME COURT JESTERS ” Bought & Paid for by your Tax Dollars!
      The ONLY Rulings that those Judges make are ones that OBAMA Allows & that are in HIS Favor, all other rulings are simply a Smoke Screen to please the Sheep & Slaves of this Dictatorship!

    • Warrior

      LOL- that’s a good one. BTW, has “plugs” wrapped up his stimulus accounting adventure yet? You’re killing me “holmes”!

  • WiSe GuY

    It’s all about 100% control. Hitler did it, Stalin did it, Castro did it, shall I go on?
    Anyone retarded enough to vote for a TRAITOR like 0bama, deserve a life of servitude.

    • d s

      And we are headed there faster than greased lightning.

    • IsThisAmerica

      One problem, I did not vote for him either time, so now I’m stuck with the idiots that did.

  • Debbie Hogan Tate

    So Biden lied again! Take it to the supreme court if you have to then bring charges up on Biden!

  • Poppo

    Biden made a mistake? Are you kidding me?

  • jdn

    Anyone who takes advice from a moron is an idiot .

  • Alan

    Listening to anything that fool has to say will certainly get you in trouble. If not for his actually having fired the shotgun I’d most likely have assumed him to be a liberal listening to liberal advice….lol!

  • an old seabee

    Ol’ Joe Bite One has struck again!

    • IsThisAmerica

      you mean Joe bite me? LOL!

  • momo

    Great advice, Plugs.

  • d s

    They always have the angle covered. If Biden’s wife did the same thing she would be Harold as a hero.

    • ChiefBoring

      Who is Harold? Oh, did you mean “Heralded”? Just kidding; we get your point. Seriously, however, anyone who owns a weapon should be trained well enough NOT to follow such dumb advice.

  • John Woodbury

    It is all about the money. If homeowners protect themselves then police will be not be needed and less money for the system. The real reason Zimmerman is hated is because instead of being a nice victim he killed his attacker, so the state lost a lot of money. If we all started doing a Zimmerman the millions of CJ works would be out of jobs.

    • wavesofgrain

      You have a point there.about lost police jobs…and they would be lost Union Jobs. My son was just explaining this to me the other day. And don’t forget the prison system…it employs many Union Jobs. The more crime, the better. Maybe that is the strategy Chicago is using. It results in more Union Jobs.

      • Barack Embalmer

        Nothing can help Chicongo, especially not more union jobs. And look at Destroit, the unions didn’t help there either.

  • Quester55

    Only a complete fool would follow the advice of Little Joe Biden, in matters of Home Security! He gets away with playing the fool, simply because his job as a Court Jester to an even bigger fool.
    Such is the way of the BLIND Leaders of the Blind!
    BESIDES, when your OBAMA’S Lackey & Rich, You can get away with murder & never get into trouble.
    Their should be a WARNING Flashed across all Viewing Screens, whenever BIDEN offers advice; DANGER!! DO Not Try this at Home!!

  • Bill

    Here is the realty to Biden’s shotgun advice:

  • lokiswife

    A woman in Florida who fired two shots into the ceiling to scare off her abusive husband was arrested and is still in jail. So far the Joe Biden defense hasn’t worked for her…

    • TexasOlTimer

      She also had ol’ Angela Corey as the prosecutor in her case (same as Zimmerman). Apparently there were a lot of ‘what if’s’ in that prosecution. Last time I looked ‘what if’ this happened or that happened (but it didn’t) isn’t a component of a crime. Corey said ‘what if the children had been hit?’ Apparently the fact there was a restraining order out against the abusive husband didn’t matter. It was ‘what if’ that counted most. Wonder if in this case she turned over all the evidence to the defense that she was required to do by law? She didn’t in the Zimmerman case and fired the person in her office who did do so – he’s suing her over this now.

  • Shorty Stuff

    His defense should subpoena Biden to come testify at his hearing.

  • Bill

    Here is a comparison between a shotgun and an AR for self defense

  • hangman57

    If this guy followed Joe Biden’s advice .He has to be another dumb A Democrat.

  • hangman57

    Here is a idea ,don’t shoot until they are in your home ,and you can see the white of their eyes .

  • dan

    you’d be better off with a can of wasp spray than a gun you didn’t know how to use…be a lot safer for close neighbors or someone sleeping upstairs….
    Of course if you insist on making an example of them,let them get out a rollin’ around on the lawn and flick your bic

  • bob570

    I would imagine that in “ultra liberal” Washington state, giving a burglar a dirty look is against the law.

  • justus brother

    Vice presidential material if I ever saw it. First the guy shoots into the air and gets charged with “illegal aiming”. Is it possible to have three vice presidents?!!

  • Alan

    Thats what he gets for listening to an idiot like Biden.

    • Barack Embalmer

      Idiot is putting it nicely.

  • ChuckS123

    Biden just said to shoot – he didn’t say shoot into the air. That’s probably a merciful interpretation. What else could he mean – shoot the direction you heard a sound? Much worse.

  • marc

    Also notice that Biden advocates buying a double-barrel shotgun . . . ? and also that it’s a good idea to blow off both rounds, who knows where, thus leaving the person in a position of needing to reload — whilst out on the porch in full view. Hahaghgdha. Ok Yosemite Sam.