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Published On: Mon, Jul 22nd, 2013

Jeffrey Barton, Washington man notes Joe Biden’s shotgun advice in self-defense case

A Washington man has referenced the vice president of the United States during his hearing following an arrest in which he fired his gun in the air to scare off intruders.

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Jeffery Barton, a 52-year-old Vancouver, Wash. resident, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from his decision to chase alleged car intruders away with a shotgun blast in the air. He cited Biden’s advice as his inspiration, according to a local news report.

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

Barton was arrested after he told police he fired his shotgun while attempting to chase alleged prowlers away. According to the local report, he is charged with one count of illegal aiming or discharging a firearm.

His next court date has not yet been scheduled

Back in February Biden offered the advice to shoot in the air to frighten off intruders as part of a Townhall discussion on gun control. Read more here 

 

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    Really?

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