Last night, the tapioca-brained Democratic frontrunner in the race for president held a televised town hall event. Ol’ Joe Biden emerged from his basement long enough to be asked about police reform by one of the people in the audience. He then embarked on a rambling, stammering, nearly-incoherent rhetorical journey that touched on the importance of training police officers in the fine art of de-escalation.
How does Joe think cops who are presented with an active threat should calm things down? Simple. Shoot the perp in the leg, of course.
Joe Biden says police officers should “de-escalate” incidents with violent suspects by “shooting ‘em in the leg”
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 16, 2020
This idea — which Joe has tried to sell before — has been debunked as foolhardy and ineffective so often we won’t bother doing it again here. Police don’t shoot to wound, they shoot to stop the threat and so should you. We will point out, though, that this isn’t the first time Uncle Joe’s has peddled his half-baked, ill-conceived advice on what to do if you find yourself endangered by the bad guys.
Back when his mental acuity was far sharper than it is these days (and he was trying to sell the country on another “assault weapons” ban), Joe revealed that he’d told his wife that the best way to ward off home invaders is to launch a couple of shotgun blasts in the air from the deck of their home.
During the same ultimately unsuccessful gun control push, Slow Joe, the renowned tactical expert, extolled the virtues of a shotgun over an AR by telling Field & Stream magazine that anyone who thinks they’re endangered should just fire a couple of blasts through their door.
Why didn’t we think of that? Oh, right. Maybe because both warning shots and blind volleys through barriers are dangerous, illegal, and tactically unsound.
This washed-up, addled pensioner has been drawing a public paycheck for the last 47 years. That’s longer than most people in the country have been alive. The bulk of that time was spent legislating. That’s right, “Shotgun” Joe Biden has been putting the wealth of knowledge he’s accumulated — decades of wisdom and experience on guns and other topics regarding daily life — to good use making the laws that affect all Americans.
If that doesn’t scare the hell out of you, check your pulse.
Given all that time he’s spent in “public service,” it’s a real mystery why Biden continually gets it so frightfully wrong when he advises his family, the public, and police officers in self-defense best practices. But don’t worry, when he’s president, he’ll have good advisors close by to make sure that the bills he signs into law are far less ill-conceived than the garbage he spouts on the campaign trail.