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Man Facing Shooting Charges Sticks with ‘Joe Biden Defense’

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Washington DC - -(  A Vancouver, WA man facing charges for firing his shotgun into the air to scare off would-be intruders says he simply acted on Vice President Joe Biden’s advice.

According to the AP, Jeffrey C. Barton says “he will not admit any wrongdoing for the [July] incident…because he was protecting his family, within his Second Amendment right, and following the advice of the vice president.”

In February, Breitbart News reported Joe Biden’s infamous advice in which he admitted instructing his wife to grab a shotgun and fire two rounds off their balcony to scare off would-be intruders when he’s gone.

For good or for ill, Barton seized on this advice and plans to fashion his legal defense around it. He was in court on November 19 2013 and will return on March 26 2014 to face “a misdemeanor charge for illegally discharging a firearm.”

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  • 4 User comments to “Man Facing Shooting Charges Sticks with ‘Joe Biden Defense’”

    1. there have been a lot of people get in trouble over what biden has said, by telling people to fire in their shotgun in the air to scare of an intruder, well that has come back to bite him how many times.

    2. I think Joe “two blasts” Biden ought to stand behind what he said and intervene on Jeff Barton’s behalf by pardoning him. But, since Joe
      would be standing up for somebody’s right to defend themselves and admitting that he was wrong, I’m sure this will never happen.

    3. If I find the need to fire a shotgun in defense of my family I will be shooting for the lower legs of the culprits letting them know that I could have killed them with a blast in the back, but I didn’t.

    4. Speaking of Biden, I haven’t seen hide or hair plugs of him for weeks. Did he “flip” on Obama and now he’s in the Federal Witness Protection Program?

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