Pity poor Joe Biden. Every day he’s out in public makes him a convenient punchline for more jokes about diminished mental capacity and inappropriate touching of women and children. Yesterday he paused in a Delaware church to dispense more of his invaluable personal defense advice for America’s police officers who are currently occupied, trying to quell nationwide rioting:
“When there’s an unarmed person coming at them with a knife or something, you shoot them in the leg instead of in the heart.”
Obviously fifty years of feeding at the taxpayer trough has made Uncle Joe a subject matter expert in all things firearms- and self-defense-related. This is the guy who tells people to fire a couple of blasts from a shotgun in the air or blindly through a door when they think prowlers are lurking about.
“You don’t need an AR-15—it’s harder to aim,” he wisely noted. “It’s harder to use, and in fact you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!”
Now, to much anticipation, the former veep has offered his latest bit of wisdom for the nation’s law enforcement community: they should shoot “unarmed” knife-wielding bad guys in the leg.
From Yahoo News:
Joe Biden said Monday that police under attack in the line of duty should shoot their assailants “in the leg instead of the heart” as a way to avert the killing of civilians.
“Instead of standing there and teaching a cop, when there’s an unarmed person coming at them with a knife or something, you shoot them in the leg instead of in the heart is a very different thing. There’s a lot of different things that could change,” Biden said in a meeting with community leaders at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del.
Never mind that someone possessing a knife is very much “armed.” A knife can and will cause devastating injuries. And much like a gun, even an idiot can inflict horrific injuries with a blade.
What’s more, just hitting a moving attacker is incredibly difficult, especially as you may be moving also, behind obstacles, barricades or cover of some sort. That’s why every (actual) personal defense expert advises that defenders aim for center mass.
Trying to hit a leg out of some misplaced concern for the well-being of an attacker with murderous intent is a special sort of virtue signaling stupidity.
Here’s the video of Joe imparting his decades of expertise on a group of supporters.
Bless old Beijing Joe‘s heart. Maybe he should go back to gumming tapioca pudding and watching Lone Ranger reruns on TV instead of trying to take our guns and our right to self-defense.