Where do we begin?
I believe that we should start with one of the most irresponsible statements I've ever heard, "Just walk out on the balcony.... and fire two blasts outside the house."
Really, Joe? Just fire blindly into the night? No worries about the payload of lead or where it will go? That violates the most fundamental rules of firearms safety. (Google "Celebratory Gunfire") And why fire both barrels, Joe? Shouldn't you keep one round in reserve just in case the enemy isn't frightened by shots you're not firing at him or her?
But wait, it's gets "better."
The shotgun on the right is what Joe says is OK.
Let's examine that.
Given my experience as a shooting instructor, all the data I've read, and having been involved with firearms before it was legal for me to own one, I would venture to guess that most people in the industry would recommend standard pressure 2 3/4 inch 00 buck shot shells for the 12 gauge when it comes to home defense.
One shell from this firearm delivers 9 .33 caliber pellets at an advertised velocity 1325 FPS (feet per second); muzzle energy from that shell would be 1894 Ft lbs.
Pretty devastating. Of course Joe just wants you to fire it in the air.
I want to take a side trip for a moment.
The machine pistol on the left is a no-no for Joe and other "anti-gun" types.
The pistol is a very low recoiling Scarab Skorpion vz 61 in .32 ACP caliber.
Each round from this weapon is moving around 925 FPS and delivers 123 Ft lbs of energy.
It is easy to shoot and, with practice, can put several rounds in a tight group at 21 feet with a quick squeeze of the trigger.
Joe says that is bad. Joe doesn't want you to be able to shoot multiple rounds with one pull of a trigger. Joe doesn't even want you to be able to pull the trigger manually and get off several shots in quick succession.
Joe doesn't know what he's talking about because in the same breath he advocates doing something far more "powerful."
Have you figured it out yet? You've got all the clues you need.
That's right! A single 12 gauge shotgun blast with 00 buck shot is more powerful than getting hit with 9 rounds of .32 ACP AT THE SAME TIME!
Joe, if you think full autos are bad and high capacity semi-autos are bad, why do you think it's OK to put 9 rounds down range with a single pull of the trigger?
Your belief system is flawed.
"Just get a double barrel shotgun."
2 shells, Joe?!? She just fired blindly into the night, remember? What is she to do now? Did she bring extra ammunition with her? Is she trained in tactical reload? How much ground can the enemy cover in the few seconds it takes her to reload, Joe?
"You don't need an AR-15, it's harder to aim, it's harder to use and you don't need 30 rounds to protect yourself."
Joe, I'm not as sexist as you are and would never tell a woman what she can and cant's shoot, but I do know a bit about body mass and physics. Most women do not have the body mass or strength of most men. Yes, there are exceptions; I have met some women who would whip me in a fair fight. Some even in an unfair fight.
But I digress.
Take a look a the following videos and check out Joe's belief system.
Ok, this one is a little more serious.
And this fellow makes a great argument for the handicapped out there.
Bottom line: Unlike Joe Biden, the AR-15 is accurate and effective.