Vancouver man invokes “Biden defense” for shooting

Last winter Joe Biden hilariously claimed he gave the following advice to his wife if she felt threatened in her home which, by the way, is guarded by the Secret Service:

“I said, `Jill, if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony … take that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house,”‘ Biden said.

Well, a few days ago a Vancouver man took Biden’s advice:

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) – A Vancouver man who fired a shotgun to chase away alleged car prowlers pleaded not guilty Wednesday and cited Vice President Joe Biden as the reason he did this.

Jeffery Barton, 52, pleaded not guilty to one count of illegal aiming or discharging a firearm at his arraignment in Clark County Court…

Outside the courtroom Wednesday, Barton cited the vice president in defense of his actions.“I did what Joe Biden told me to do,” Barton told KOIN. “I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air.”

I guess the “Biden defense” isn’t yet recognized in Washington state. Shocking that.



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