The PJ Tatler

Biden: "Gun Owners Like the Way it Feels"

At least “Plugs” Biden wasn’t making any penis comparisons. But how about a Ferrari? Here’s the Veep:

Vice President Joe Biden this morning said that the “cultural norm” about gun ownership has changed, arguing that many people buy guns, not for protection or hunting, but because “it’s like driving a Ferrari.”

“It used to be we were dealing almost exclusively with hunters,” Biden said on MSNBC. “There’s a whole new sort of group of individuals now who, I don’t know what the numbers are, that never hunt at all but they own guns for one of two reasons: self protection or they just like the feel of that AR-15 at the range.”

“They like the way it feels. You know, it’s like driving a Ferrari,” he said, raising his arms as if shooting a gun.

Actually, the Veep is right — shooting is a bit like driving a Ferrari. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re going to get somebody killed. That’s why we learn range safety. That’s why the owners of supercars take high-speed driving lessons. Fast cars and projectile weapons are serious business, and serious people treat them as such.

But they’re also both a whole helluva lot of fun.

Any activity that requires skill and practice to do well becomes fun. It’s fun to go to the track and perform a perfect bootlegger turn at high speed. (Or at least I imagine it would be.) It’s fun to put steel downrange on target.

It has nothing to do with penis size, no matter what a liberal might think about a powerful rifle or a fast car. It has everything to do with obtaining a difficult skill, and then honing it over time to do it as best you’re able.

But liberalism has become a philosophy of enforced mediocrity, so of course Biden belittles those who take difficult task seriously, and then take pleasure in making it look easy.