Massad Ayoob could not restrain himself and I gather that in general he is a pretty mild-mannered sort of fellow:
So, the man a heartbeat away from leading the Free World – and who has eagerly taken the point on gun prohibition for his Numero Uno – tells us we don’t need semiautomatic firearms to defend ourselves from home invaders because if we just have a double-barrel shotgun and fire it into the air with live ammunition, it will scare the bad guys off.
His article is embedded with the interview where Joe Biden exposes his fantasy view of the world. It’s just too much for Ayoob:
Yeah, that’s it…hose out into the air and render empty and useless the only thing that can save your life from violent home invaders. Ignore the fact that the ounce of lead you discharge with each pull of the trigger has got to come down somewhere…like a while back when a careless hunter emptied his muzzle-loader into the air, and the projectile came down and killed a teenage Amish girl far from the scene.
And what about more than one armed attacker?
Defending your home against (predictably multiple) home invaders with a two-shot weapon is rather like being forced into a boxing match alone against multiple opponents in the ring at once, and agreeing that you’ll stop punching after you’ve swung twice.
Ayoob is far too condescending about Biden and the whole rush to control guns, in my opinion, and what he says about the man and the movement is pretty rough:
The rush to gun prohibition is monumentally stupid, and the statement above by the White House “face of the (prohibition) movement” shows an appalling lack of knowledge by those driving the push to criminalize a huge percentage of our nation’s law-abiding citizenry.
It’s neither stupid nor appalling, it’s deliberate. It’s just that with the internet the effort is being exposed for what it is, and Ayoob is making the most it.