WA Man Wants Apology From Joe Biden After Being Arrested For Firing Shotgun Into Air to Scare Thieves
We reported on this story back in the summer when it originally happened.
A Vancouver, WA resident was arrested for firing his shotgun into the air in order to scare off people who were attempting to break into his car.
Following the incident, he was arrested for illegally discharging a firearm, a misdemeanor.
When he was arraigned, Jeffrey C. Barton said he was just doing what the vice president told him to do. Of course, Barton is referencing the Vice President’s now famous advice to fire a double barreled shotgun into the air to scare off intruders (as he supposedly instructed his wife to do). The video below shows Biden’s advice.
Rather than taking a plea deal that was offered and backing off of the Biden comments, Barton is actually doubling down on them.
He refused a plea deal and is opting to take the case in front of a jury. Under his jacket in court, Barton wore a t-shirt that said “Joe Biden Owes Me”.
According to Columbian.com,
Although Barton said the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has offered him a plea deal, he said that he will not admit wrongdoing.
“I wouldn’t be pushing this hard if I thought I had any guilt,” he said. “I was protecting my family. I was within my Second Amendment right. I chose not to take a life that night. I fired my gun in the air.”
Barton also said that the whole issue could have been avoided if the Clark County Sheriff’s Office would have listened to neighbors’ complaints about a nearby drug house.
We’ll have to wait and see how well the “Biden Defense” plays out in court.