Chocolate bullets as the solution to gun violence?
Two Iraq War veterans — perhaps channeling Mythbusters — tested VP Joe Biden‘s recent claim that chocolate bullets would make the country safer and happier.
Myles, a second-grade student in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, apparently wrote to the vice president something along the lines that in his opinion gun injuries could be minimized and no one would get hurt if guns only fired chocolate bullets. Joe Biden responded to the letter saying that Myles had a great idea.
Biden wrote back the following: “I am sorry it took me so very long to respond to our letter. I really like your idea. If we had guns that shot chocolate, not only would our county be safer, it would be happier. People love chocolate.”
Two Iraq vets, Eric and Chad, decided to check out Joe Biden’s chocolate bullet theory (see embed below). In their test, they used two shotgun shell varieties: a standard solid milk chocolate slug and a “shotcolate” (shot mixed in with the chocolate).
It turns out that Biden was off the mark as both kinds of chocolate ammo in the video blew away a watermelon, a head of lettuce, a loaf of bread, and even a cinder block. Summarized Eric: “That would not be a very pleasant thing to hit your body.”
Eric did add that the chocolate shells cleaned out the shotgun bore nicely, however.
Does it surprise you that Joe Biden is wrong about chocolate slugs?
Biden’s previous advice included a recommendation of firing a shotgun twice in the air in the event of intruders in the home which according to him is more effective than owning a semi-automatic weapon for self-protection.