A prosecutor said he plans to dismiss a firearms charge against the Washington state man who said he just “did what Joe Biden told me to do” when he fired a shotgun to scare off what he thought were car burglars, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik said that Jeffrey C. Barton will instead face a charge of obstructing a police officer. A trial for Barton is scheduled for October.
Barton has acknowledged that he fired the gun in July 2013 to deter three men he thought were breaking into cars in Vancouver, Wash. His unorthodox defense came from the vice president’s comments on firearms during a 2013 town hall, when Biden told a questioner that he’d advised his wife, Jill, to “fire two blasts outside” from a double-barrel shotgun if she sensed any trouble at the family home.
I hope he didn’t hit any birds when he shot into the air; at least I hope that’s where he fired.
Notice that the guy still faces other charges. I don’t think Joey the Shark ever advised interfering with the police.
This gives a whole new meaning to the term shark week. Yeah, I know, it’s over but it’s always snark week here at First Draft.
That is all.