Skip to comments.Ted Cruz: Biden’s shotgun advice is “useful” if “attacked by a flock of geese”
Posted on 05/03/2013 7:26:55 PM PDT by smoothsailing
May 3, 2013
By Kelsey Osterman
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) isn’t the biggest supporter of Vice President Joe Biden’s self-protection advice unless you’re protecting yourself from angry birds.
While speaking at the NRA-IRL Leadership Forum part of the 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas the Republican mocked Biden for his recommendation to just fire a shotgun in the air.
“I have to note, by the way Vice President Joe Biden did have some very helpful advice on this issue,” Cruz told the crowd on Friday. “You know, he said if your house and your family are ever under attack, all you need to do is go outside with a double-barreled shotgun and fire both barrels in the air which is very, very useful if it so happens that you’re being attacked by a flock of geese.”
The Texas Republican also challenge the Vice President to an hour-long debate on gun violence and ways to solve it.
I would like to invite the vice president to engage in an hour-long conversation and debate, How do we stop crime,” he said, to applause from the audience.
Cruz added that Biden should “welcome the opportunity to talk” if the facts were really on his side.
Biden indicated this week that he was continuing his push for gun control legislation, even though he hasnt really discussed it with President Obama yet.
They don’t work too bad on two legged varmints either
Biden is an idiot, capable of making idiotic comments on any subject that echos through his hollow head.
Joe has given a lot of very bad advice on self defense, but that doesn't mean a shot gun is only good for waterfowl.
What a great line!
So Joe...you are threatened and fire both barrels in the air.
Isn't there an old saying somewhere about shooting fish in a barrel?
Biden probably knows nothing about guns but he lucked out and was not too far off in his statement.
Many shotguns are excellent defensive guns. In some situations they are probably the best choice but only in those situations.
Not if you shoot into the air.
Someone suggested a Mossberg 500.
Biden’s shotgun advice will get you thrown in jail after you are raped by your assailant laughing at you running out of ammo shooting at stars.
Joe’s advice “is go outside with a double-barreled shotgun and fire both barrels in the air”. That pretty much takes away it’s utility as a short range weapon. But you might bring down a bird or two. Yep, I think Ted got it just about right.
Well maybe if I’m attacked by a team of NBA thugs.
He forgot to tell ya to turn it around and beat the guy with the stock I guess.
Well it could happen.
I did not realize he had said to fire both barrels in the air. Yeah he is stupid alright.
Cruz is a blast!
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