(PatrioticPost.com)- “If you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door,” Joe Biden said as Vice President.
19FortyFive notes that Biden has long indicated that a shotgun would be his preferred option for self-defense, which is not the best advice.
In addition to calling for a ban on AR-style sem and-automatic rifles and referring to them as “weapons of war,” Biden has admitted to owning two shotguns.
President Biden has made it abundantly clear when discussing gun control that he doesn’t know much about history in addition to providing what can only be described as responsible advice on how to handle a firearm.
In addition to repeatedly asserting that the Second Amendment would not have permitted citizens to own cannons, Biden also seems to forget that shotguns were a type of military equipment.
The Winchester Model 1897, a popular pump-action shotgun provided to U.S. soldiers, quickly gained the infamous moniker “trench shotgun.” The single-barreled, six-shot trench shotguns had a bayonet and could fire 12-gauge buckshot.
Peter P. Carney, the editor of the National Sports Syndicate at the time, declared in 1918 that “the trench shotgun is America’s greatest contribution to the war.”
At the Battle of Belleau Wood in June 1918, the shotguns were used for the first time in actual combat, mowing down the opposition. The weapon was so devastating that the German government formally protested its use on September 15, 1918.
After 50 years, the M16 finally overcame its unfortunate baptism of fire, including jamming problems, when the U.S. military was engaged in another war in Southeast Asia.
Eugene Stoner’s design for the Armalite turned out to be a ground-breaking weapon. It fired a smaller cartridge than even hunting rifles of the time, had select fire and was lighter than the M14 it replaced.
The AR-15 is a civilian version of the military’s M16 assault rifle but has a different appearance and capability.
There was no distinction between civilian and military firearms during the American Revolution. The Founding Fathers were undoubtedly aware of this when they created the Second Amendment. Sitting Bull’s Lakota warriors were armed with lever-action repeating rifles in the Battle of Sitting Bull. Almost every trooper in the 7th Cavalry fought with a Springfield carbine and Colt revolver.
There weren’t any limitations on the types of firearms that the general public could own until the National Firearms Act was passed in 1934. Until then, there was no distinction between what belonged in a military arsenal and what a civilian could own.
It is incorrect to call the AR-15 a weapon of war until American warfighters use it in battle.