Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Perhaps apropos...

Jeff Cooper: "Be sure of your target and what is beyond it"

Joe Biden: "[J]ust fire the shotgun through the door
Listen to Jeff, not Joe: Avoid negligent homicide*!

Let us hope the young man did not have a history of talking about how he was "dyin' to try that baby out", or folks might think he was just looking for an excuse.


*Fortunately the gentleman in question only winged his kid sister, but that was just fate looking out for morons.

15 comments:

Scott J said...

I regret that the man passed before I had a chance to take a class from Cooper.

But it's a blessing he isn't around to see the direction this country has taken.

armedlaughing said...

"Does Joe Biden have a shooting school in Delaware?"

"God, I hope not!"

gfa

mikee said...

I'll take hair plug and plaigarism advice from our Dear Vice President. Other things, not so much.

Boat Guy said...

There was much to learn from Lt Col Cooper and he wrote very well...
Some personal traits, less so...

Stretch said...

Thou shall keep the Four Rules in your heart and mind.

Ancient Woodsman said...

I wonder if the guy posted, "Don't mess with me, I've been dying to try this baby out!" on Facebook.

Old NFO said...

Four Rules, and piss on Joe Bite Me...

Sigivald said...

Also, I can't fire a shotgun through my front door "to keep people away from my house" (assuming he didn't mean Doorway, which rounds to "shoot at trespassers", which is even crazier).

Because my front door is a good steel door.

I'm not even sure my AR would penetrate it - and wouldn't want to stand next to it while finding out.

RHT447 said...

Archive of Jeff Cooper's Commentaries here:

http://myweb.cebridge.net/mkeithr/Jeff/

Steve Skubinna said...

Yeah Sigivald, my front door is steel also. I don't even want to see if 00 buck will penetrate. I'm pretty sure my AR would, but I shoot MILSURP M855 rounds.

And anyway, Uncle Joe's sage advice notwithstanding, I can't see any scenario where shooting blind through a door is a good idea. For one thing, I appreciate the FedEx and UPS drivers leaving stuff at my doorstep and not just tossing it from the truck as they speed by.

Mr Evilwrench said...

Well, if they're smashing at the door, like the knob is an object of mystery, I think it's time to slap in a mag of M855 and have at. If they're just knocking or ringing the bell, they probably have a warrant, or at least some mail.

Steve Skubinna said...

Wouldn't count on it, Evilwrench. Could be the local library serving a no knock warrant for overdue books.

Pretty sure the library has a SWAT team. Surely they aren't the only ones who do not. Anyway, I'll take a defensive position and wait for positive ID before opening fire. And if it turns out to be my idiot druggie brother stoned out of his head I don't want to have to explain it to our Mom.

rickn8or said...

"just fire the shotgun through the door"

Said the man with a lifetime 24/7 security detail that will never have to employ his own advice.

Mike Fagan said...

Joe Biden's surname is vaguely reminiscent of the Mandarin word for "idiot": 白痴, pronounced: báichī.

markm said...

I don't own a TV and the youtube of Biden giving that advice was the first time I've seen him speak - and all I could thing was "OMG, it's the reincarnation of Pat Paulsen." But Pat knew he was a comedian.