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I can agree with Uncle Joe on the effectiveness of a dbl. barrel shotgun.  I don't agree with his concept of just going outside and emptying both barrels.

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I like how'd he send his wife to shoot the gun. :p

"Jill, if there's ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out and put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house."

I assume if "two blasts" is all it takes, then firing two blanks would work just as well as firing two shotshells?


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Vice President Biden is a very patriotic American leader. Fox News, of course, edited out the part where Joe instructed his wife to fire 1 blast if by land, and 2 blasts if by sea.

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I have over the years maintained that a pump shotgun would be the best deterrent to any burglar.  Anyone who has attended movies over the past couple of decades knows the sound that a pump makes while it is sliding a shell into the chamber.  Any sane person would then be looking for the fastest way out of the house, and no one would need to get hurt, or fire a single shell.

Of course, if it became necessary to actually shoot a person inside the home, a shotgun loaded with alternating shells of bird shot and double ought should stop the intruder.  Most spread with smaller shot, best stopping power with larger shot.  Close hallways make it difficult to miss, and no worries the bullet will go through a neighbors walls and injure an innocent party.  

I see nothing different with VP Joe Biden's advise.


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I have over the years maintained that a pump shotgun would be the best deterrent to any burglar.  Anyone who has attended movies over the past couple of decades knows the sound that a pump makes while it is sliding a shell into the chamber.  Any sane person would then be looking for the fastest way out of the house, and no one would need to get hurt, or fire a single shell.

Of course, if it became necessary to actually shoot a person inside the home, a shotgun loaded with alternating shells of bird shot and double ought should stop the intruder.  Most spread with smaller shot, best stopping power with larger shot.  Close hallways make it difficult to miss, and no worries the bullet will go through a neighbors walls and injure an innocent party.  

I see nothing different with VP Joe Biden's advise.

The police officer who taught my CWP class agrees.  Much to the disappointment of almost everybody in the class.


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Ol-zeke, did you finally get tired of eating soup in the rain?

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I learned many years ago in gunnery school that a 12ga pump shotgun was the best close in (<100 yards) handheld weapon and was my preferred firearm for drug ship boardings. It still is for home defense and other "events".

I commented not long ago on these boards that a 12ga VS an "assault weapon", the shotgun always wins.


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Nothing wrong with a shotgun for self-defense. But, I cannot say the same thing about the propaganda of Biden being “a champion of the 2nd Amendment”.

Also, don’t forget, shotguns that have a pistol grip, flash suppressor, collapsible stock, or barrel shroud would be a prohibited firearm under the proposed AWB.
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Ol-zeke, did you finally get tired of eating soup in the rain?

I really liked that sig line, though the new one is good too!

Over the years, I have tried to mix up my sig lines.  I regret the software goes back and changes all of them to the new one.  I see something new, and eventually change the sig line.  "I may have 99 problems, but drinking is not one of them" was another funny one.   The current one, given my own personal background, caught my eye immediately.  Had to chuckle over it.  


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In many areas, firing a "warning shot" is illegal.  I guess Biden doesn't worry about such trivial issues.
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In all areas killing another person is illegal.  In rare circumstances it can be justified, but always illegal.

Long as you want to bring up non sequiturs.


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In all areas killing another person is illegal.  In rare circumstances it can be justified, but always illegal.

Killing another person is always illegal?  You went to a really piss-poor public school, didn't you?  You sir, are an idiot.

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Also, don’t forget, shotguns that have a pistol grip, flash suppressor, collapsible stock, or barrel shroud would be a prohibited firearm under the proposed AWB.

Several sheriffs in MT have said they will not enforce such laws as they believe those laws are an infringement of the 2nd.

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In all areas killing another person is illegal.  In rare circumstances it can be justified, but always illegal.

Killing another person is always illegal?  You went to a really piss-poor public school, didn't you?  You sir, are an idiot.

No. You are.

You are offering a legitimate defense against an act that would otherwise be considered illegal. The burden of proof would be on you, the shooter, in such an incident. It may be that you can easily prove that you (or your property in some states) were under threat in such an incident to the extent that no charges are ever pressed by prosecutors.

Perhaps if you think about think before you post. The answer is often more involved that you think.

I'm sure there are also exceptions to this, but in general I'd say its pretty accurate.
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Also, don’t forget, shotguns that have a pistol grip, flash suppressor, collapsible stock, or barrel shroud would be a prohibited firearm under the proposed AWB.

Several sheriffs in MT have said they will not enforce such laws as they believe those laws are an infringement of the 2nd.

Well then they need to lose their jobs. Strangely that is the job of the Supreme Court.

Ironically they want to ignore the roles and processes outlined in the constitution so they can uphold the constitution. Oh the irony.
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Also, don’t forget, shotguns that have a pistol grip, flash suppressor, collapsible stock, or barrel shroud would be a prohibited firearm under the proposed AWB.

Several sheriffs in MT have said they will not enforce such laws as they believe those laws are an infringement of the 2nd.

Then they should be impeached. It's not a sheriff's job to interpret the Constitution any way he pleases.
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Also, don’t forget, shotguns that have a pistol grip, flash suppressor, collapsible stock, or barrel shroud would be a prohibited firearm under the proposed AWB.

Several sheriffs in MT have said they will not enforce such laws as they believe those laws are an infringement of the 2nd.

Well then they need to lose their jobs. Strangely that is the job of the Supreme Court.

Ironically they want to ignore the roles and processes outlined in the constitution so they can uphold the constitution. Oh the irony.

LEOs are not legally oblegated to follow unConstitutional laws.  But it's the same Catch 22 as in the military... a soldier cannot legally be bound to follow an unlawful order but the determination of legality is quite often after the fact.

Even so, if there are thousands of LEOs refusing to enforce a law then the law is most probably wrong. Back in the slavery days, many law officers refused to arrest, detain or return escaped/escaping slaves as required by law. Were they wrong?


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"LEOs are not legally oblegated to follow unConstitutional laws."

LEOs are not legally empowered to make the decision about what laws are or are not Constitutional. That's why the federal courts wear the black robes.

They can't honor their oath of office? Then they need to quit.
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Their oath is to first and foremost uphold the Constitution.

But.... since possession of any amount of weed is a felony, a cop has no choice except to arrest a possessor and do his best to send that person to prison for ½ gram of pot instead of letting him go with a warning? After all, it is the law.

All cops make decisions every day not to enforce some law so they should all quit?


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I learned many years ago in gunnery school that a 12ga pump shotgun was the best close in (<100 yards) handheld weapon and was my preferred firearm for drug ship boardings. It still is for home defense and other "events".

I commented not long ago on these boards that a 12ga VS an "assault weapon", the shotgun always wins.

I would suggest this is old school.   Many if not most police now use AR 15s instead of shotguns as their "go to" long gun in their patrol cars.

AR-15 advantages - more rounds, less recoil, more accurate, quicker follow-up shots, easier to mount a light for postive target ID, and, with lighter projectiles, than 00 buck.   Also remember that at room length many shotgun load haven't opened up yet, so they still have to be aimed like a rifle.

Shotguns have their niches, but for home defense, AR-15s have the advantage, no matter what "fire a couple of rounds off the balcony" VP Biden says.   That's why AR-15s should be legal for all law abiding Americans.
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I would suggest this is old school.   Many if not most police now use AR 15s instead of shotguns as their "go to" long gun in their patrol cars.

I disagree.  Most use the MP-5 or M-4 these days...

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I would suggest this is old school.


I had a choice between virtually any firearm I wanted for LE ship boardings, including M16s, Uzis and other compact fully auto weapons, and I still went with a Remington 870 for tight passages and cramped quarters on ships. Same for open streets and large areas when operating as security.

There are recoil systems that reduce recoil by around 85%.
Picatinny rails can be added to a shotgun if it doesn't already have one for mounting accessories.
So what if a load of 00 buck doesn't open up a great deal in a room-length? The target is still taking 12-32cal balls in a space of 2" or so all at once, much more effective than a single .223/5.56 round. If the opponent isn't outright killed, he is effectively neutralized no matter where it hits.

The sound of a racking 12ga pump is attention getting and very intimidating, particularly when the muzzle may be aimed your way, much more so than any other handheld weapon.


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"LEOs are not legally oblegated to follow unConstitutional laws."

LEOs are not legally empowered to make the decision about what laws are or are not Constitutional. That's why the federal courts wear the black robes.

They can't honor their oath of office? Then they need to quit.

I’m a little confused about how conflicts between State and Federal Laws are resolved. I’m under the impression that Federal Law always supersedes State Law. Yet, there are many recent examples of States passing laws that are far more stringent than current Federal Law (NY & CO). On the other side, there are many States attempting to pass laws to avoid more stringent Federal Law.

Is it just a matter of enforcement? That is, the respective agencies are only compelled to enforce laws at their level? Does the individual have a legal recourse at the other level?

Example #1:

Joe in NY is sitting in his apartment eating a Katz Pastrami. The NY men in black want to breach the two security doors in his apartment building equipped with fully automatic 5.56 rifles to seize his Grandfathers .22 with a 10 round clip (true killing machine), and place him in State prison for life.

Since it is only a nanny state law, are the Feds compelled to assist the state with the C-4 explosive experts to blow the security doors?

Does Joe in NY have recourse on the Federal level? That is, can he successfully argue in State court that the law is in conflict with Federal Law?

Example #2:

After the Federal Government voids the 2nd Amendment and passes an AWB, Bud in TX is sitting in his living room playing Call of Duty and drinking a couple dozen Lone Stars. The Feds equipped with fully automatic 7.62x39 rifles (100 round drums) want to bust in without a warrant to seize his Grandfathers .22 with a 15 round clip, and place Bud in Federal prison for life. TX which is still in America, has passed laws protecting the 2nd Amendment.

Are State officials compelled to assist the Feds?

Does Bud have recourse in Federal Court to successfully argue that the law is in conflict with TX (American) law?
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That's where state rights come in. Look at pot laws... still a felony but many states refuse to enforce those laws or assist in arrests or prosecutions. Some will go so far as to impede those federal officers. The same will likely be the case with firearms.

But both sides are contradictory and very hypocritical on states rights. In the above example, the left thinks pot laws should be up to the state but guns should be federal jurisdiction. It's just the opposite with the right.


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Federal, State, or local... the most stringent applies. A State or municipality cannot enact legislation that lessens a Federal law, but they can make a law that's stronger (assuming it's constitutional).

In the asbestos industry (my work), the EPA regulations lay the groundwork. On top of that, NY has adopted certain EPA regs and enacted stronger regulations for some types of work. On top of that, some municipalities regulate how notices are posted, or how wastewater is disposed in the municipal sewer. Always more stringent.


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The country was founded on the principle that states rights superceded the feds. The citizen reigned supreme and the government only had powers specifically granted it while citizens were presumed to be free from anything except that specifically denied them.

That's now reversed.

Now the government is presumed to be all powerful, only restricted by that specifically denied it while citizens are (generally) denied anything not specifically granted them.


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Federal, State, or local... the most stringent applies. A State or municipality cannot enact legislation that lessens a Federal law, but they can make a law that's stronger (assuming it's constitutional).

In the asbestos industry (my work), the EPA regulations lay the groundwork. On top of that, NY has adopted certain EPA regs and enacted stronger regulations for some types of work. On top of that, some municipalities regulate how notices are posted, or how wastewater is disposed in the municipal sewer. Always more stringent.

So, what about the CO pot laws? They are less restrictive than Federal Law (not that I object to freeing the flower).

Moonbeam in CO is tending her “flowers” and listening to the Grateful Dead. The Feds want to send out a platoon to surround her residence with fully automatic weapons, breach the door, and send Moonbeam to Federal prison.

What is preventing them from enforcing Federal Law?
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I can agree with Uncle Joe on the effectiveness of a dbl. barrel shotgun.  I don't agree with his concept of just going outside and emptying both barrels.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2177971972001/

Mostly because it would be illegal

But it is moot anyway since he has 24/7 SS protection

Hopefully they have the keys to his gun safe :)

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I have over the years maintained that a pump shotgun would be the best deterrent to any burglar.  Anyone who has attended movies over the past couple of decades knows the sound that a pump makes while it is sliding a shell into the chamber.  Any sane person would then be looking for the fastest way out of the house, and no one would need to get hurt, or fire a single shell.

Of course, if it became necessary to actually shoot a person inside the home, a shotgun loaded with alternating shells of bird shot and double ought should stop the intruder.  Most spread with smaller shot, best stopping power with larger shot.  Close hallways make it difficult to miss, and no worries the bullet will go through a neighbors walls and injure an innocent party.  

I see nothing different with VP Joe Biden's advise.

A shotgun can be a devestating weapon...no doubt

Which is why it is kind of silly to pretend that an AR15 is some kind of hammer of death but your bird guns are perfectly acceptable and benign

But the scattergun also has a lot of urban legend baggage attached to it ...I especially love to hear the rmchair commandoes refer to "the sound of it racking" and wonder if I should market an .mp3 file of that sound for home protection....alternate it with the doberman barking tape to scare off intruders.....or possible cause them to start shooting...oops!

You can easily miss with a shotgun. The accuracy with shot for any given setup is very dependent on the range to the target

At most home defense ranges, the shot load will open up very little , if at all, and I enjoy proving this to folks at the range.....they are amazed to see the shot and wad go through one ragged little 12 gauge hole...looks like you used a slug

The bird shot crowd seem convinced that the bad guy will not be wearing a decent jacket...I have seen bird shot fail to penetrate an IPSC target that is 1/8 inch thick corrugated fibreboard

Police have largely switched to AR's because of the better accuracy.....they are not excited about using buckshot and potentially killing the hostage AND the bad guy, and while slugs can be pretty accurate in some guns the sights on most shotguns are nothing special.

Ammunition is bulky and shooting one handed is problematic

Ironically, all of the modifications that you can make to a scattergun to make it easier to fight with also tend to land it on the dreaded "assault weapon" black list


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