That's not a misprint. Democratic Colorado State Senator Ulaberri told the Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee that a ballpoint pen is an alternative to a gun for self defense.
So, wea-pens, I suppose. So, Mr. Ulaberri, answer me this: "At your next public reelection speech, if a guy shows up with a semiauto pistol and a semiauto rifle and starts shooting people, please identify which ONE of the following individuals you would like to respond:"
* an armed private citizen legally carrying a Ruger LC9, 9mm pistol with a 7-round magazine
* A uniformed police officer carrying a Smith & Wesson M&P .40-caliber pistol with a 15-round magazine.
* A 19-year-old, female college student with a ballpoint pen.
* A patrol officer with a police-issued AR-15 rifle with a 30-round magazine and his .40-caliber sidearm.
You only get one!
I really don't know who is more ridiculous, this guy or our vice president: Joe Biden's Shotgun Advice Could Land Jill Biden in Jail:
In a Facebook "chat" Tuesday, the vice president said that he had advised his wife, Jill, to fire a shotgun in the air from their Delaware home's porch if she was concerned for her safety.Not for the first time do we learn that we should not listen to Joe Biden. What's also funny is that the VP's son is Delaware's attorney general, and so would have to consider prosecuting his own mother if she ever took dad's advice.
"I said, 'Jill, if there's ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out and put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house,'" Biden said. ...
However, Delaware law would likely make his suggestion illegal—unless the shots were fired in self-defense in a truly life-threatening situation.
A sergeant with the Wilmington, Del., police department explained to U.S. News that city residents are not allowed to fire guns on their property.
The sergeant, who preferred not to be identified, said that Wilmington residents are also not allowed to shoot trespassers. "On your property you can't just shoot someone," he said. "You have to really feel that your life is being threatened."
Defense attorney John Garey—a former Delaware deputy attorney general—agreed, and added that several criminal charges might result if Jill Biden took her husband's advice.
HT: Robb Allen, who also wants to know whether "high capacity" ballpoint pens would be banned, like this one: