So, the Vice President argued that Americans should break the law in order to ward off would-be attackers. Besides being a spokesman for shotguns, Biden advised to fire warning shots into the air to scare intruders away. In a Facebook chat last Tuesday, the Vice President said that he instructed his wife, Jill, to blast shotgun rounds outside the house in such circumstances. As Keith Koffler noted today, in some states, firing rounds into the air is illegal.
According to USNews, Mrs. Biden could be charged in Delaware with aggravated menacing – a felony – and reckless endangering in the first degree. ”You cannot use deadly force to protect property” a Delaware defense attorney told the website.
In a recent case remarkably similar to Biden’s scenario for his wife, a Tacoma, Washington man was charged with assault after he shot his gun into the air to try to frighten off two boys he says he thought were prowlers.
In another recent episode, a man in Mesquite, Texas was handcuffed, escorted to jail and charged with “discharging his weapon in a metropolitan area” after firing a warning shot into the ground on his own property to ward off men who had been trying to break into his home.
And in February, a New Hampshire man was charged with a felony after he fired a warning shot into the ground as a burglar attempted to break into a neighbor’s home. The charges were later dropped.
While Joe Biden is pushing for new gun controls, he advocates using them irresponsibly – and illegally – to law-abiding gun owners. People the Obama administration says won’t be harmed by their anti-gun policies. It just shows you that liberals know nothing about guns, gun safety, or the current gun laws – and they want new ones.