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But noted gun expert Joe Biden said it was OK

The Colombian:

A Clark County District Court jury has convicted a man who fired his gun to scare away alleged car prowlers, then later told reporters that he was just following the vice president’s suggestion.

Jeffrey C. Barton, 53, made international news when he told journalists: “I did what Joe Biden told me to do. I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air.”

He was convicted of obstructing a police officer.

2 Responses to “But noted gun expert Joe Biden said it was OK”

  1. Sigivald Says:

    So, as far as the law was concerned, Biden was right!

    No conviction for unlawful discharge.

    (“During the trial, deputy prosecutor Greg Harvey said that when sheriff’s deputies arrived to the reports of shots fired, Barton was angry and didn’t listen to police commands. Barton’s actions, he said, interfered with their ability to do their jobs.”

    That’ll get you charged with obstruction even if you didn’t blast the sky with some birdshot.)

  2. DocMerlin Says:

    Obstruction is what they charge you with, when you know you didn’t commit a crime.