July 16, 2013

Man Who Fired Off Shotgun: Biden Told Me To Do It

Biden Man Who Fired Off Shotgun Biden Told Me To Do It

CNN reports that a man who was arraigned for firing a shotgun to scare people off his property had one line of defense: “I did what Joe Biden told me to do.”

A Washington state man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to illegally firing a shotgun to scare people off his property, saying he was just following Vice President Joe Biden’s advice.

Jeffery Barton, 52, said at his arraignment in Clark County that he thought people were trying to break into his car and fired his shotgun to frighten them away. 

“I did what Joe Biden told me to do,” Barton told CNN affiliate KOIN. “I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air.”

In February, the Vice President said “If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barreled shot gun,” and proceeded to tell Americans that he tells his wife to “put that double-barreled shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house.”