Forget Stand Your Ground laws. A man in Washington state is using Vice President Joe Biden as his defense for shooting a gun in the air to scare off what he thought were car thieves.
Jeffery Barton, 52, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to one count of illegal aiming or discharging a firearm, but said he was just doing what Joe Biden told him to do, according to KOIN.
â€œI did what Joe Biden told me to do,â€ Barton told reporters outside the courtroom. â€œI went outside and fired my shotgun in the air.â€
To police, Barton reportedly said he had fired the gun while chasing away people who he thought were breaking into his vehicles.
In February, Biden held an online question-and-answer session where he said at the time people donâ€™t need automatic weapons to protect themselves and should â€œbuy a shotgunâ€ instead.
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