Joe Biden

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Much like Hillary Clinton before an African American audience, when she breaks into her fake accent in order to try to give the impression that she can relate to people that she’d ordinarily cross the street to avoid, Joe Biden lapses into faux-gun-owner-ese whenever he’s in front of a group that might include a few gun owners. Such was the case in this sparsely attended Biden speech in New Hampshire.

“I believe in 2A but nobody says you can have a rounds — a magazine with a hundred clips in it…”

“We protect geese more than we protect, no joke you can only have 3 shotgun shells when you go shooting for geese”

Seriously, WTF is he talking about?🤦🏼‍♀️

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— Femme Fatale (@RealBasedMAGA) November 8, 2019

When I talk about the soul of a nation, I’m talking about people lying awake at night, like my Dad used to, staring at the ceiling and wonder what happens if I get sick? What happens if I don’t have insurance? [or, in the modern Biden household: What happens if I lose my $83,000 per month job? What happens if the ChiComs only fork over $1.2 billion? Was that hooker diseased? Did she cut my blow with Drano?] What happens to the family? What am I going to do?

Or about sending our kids off to school. Think about this, talk about the soul of the nation. Active fire drills? Live fire drills in school? Sending these little kids off. How many of you did that this September? [I can say that when I went to school we had active and live fire drills. I imagine everyone here experienced the same.] What’s wrong with us? We don’t have the courage to take on the NRA? I’ve taken them on twice and beaten them twice. And I’ll do it again.

I believe in the Second Amendment but nobody says you can have a round…a magazine with a hundred clips in it…a hundred b-b-bullets in it. We protect geese more than we protect…no joke, you can only have three shotgun shells when you go shooting for geese. But guess what, we protect geese better than we protect our kids.

Folks look, the fact is that, you know, that people are worried about having their health care…

Aside from his lack of facility with some very basic firearms terms screaming that he’s a poseur, the argument is patently stupid. Shotguns are limited to three rounds but only for migratory game birds. For instance, my aging Ithaca pump-action 12-gauge that I’ve had since high school has a five-round magazine and a plug that reduces magazine capacity to two. They are limited in capacity because the phrase “sitting duck” isn’t just something someone thought up and the laws are in place to ensure a regular supply of game birds to facilitate the sale of hunting licenses. Deer hunting has no such limit on magazine capacity because deer are just a little bit harder to kill than geese and you might find that you have to shoot more…hmmm…frequently to hit your quarry.

Unlike human predators, only rarely do game birds invade your home and seek to kill you. When you do need a weapon for home defense, the last thing you want is some goof like QuidProJoe and his fellow travelers leveling the playing field by reducing your magazine capacity and giving the criminal a fighting chance. Humans are notoriously hard to kill, one of my platoon sergeants counseled me that “you have to shoot a man’s weight in bullets at him to kill him,” and if you are surprised by an intruder, you probably aren’t going to have time to grab your back up ammo supply to make up for the magazine that only carries two “clips.”

This is just another dumb idea from one of the least intelligent politicians in the Democrat field, and that, my friends, covers one helluva lot of real estate.

I think he is proposing cannibalism, probably to save the planet, but with bag limits

— R Herrold 🐸Ⓜ️ (@herrold) November 8, 2019

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