GREENVILLE, Delaware (BHN) - Delaware authorities confiscated Vice President Biden's shotgun Wednesday night from his Greenville residence.
Officers apparently took the gun in response to Biden's recent comments recommending individuals fire their shotguns through closed doors if they suspect troublemakers are outside. "It was obvious we had to get it (the gun) out of there before somebody got killed," said a police officer on the scene.
Since Biden made the comment, at least 36 Post Office, UPS, FedEx, and pizza delivery people have been wounded nationwide by shotgun blasts fired through closed doors. Four of those injuries are considered life-threatening.
Upon learning Mrs. Biden was at the home, Greenville Police elected to call in a SWAT team from Dover to get the gun. Thanks to a surprise rear entry there were no injuries, although the front door and a porch swing were destroyed by gunfire from within the residence.