Biden Refers to 9mm Weapons as “high-Caliber Weapons” and Advises that They Should Be Ban
On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden took aim at 9mm handguns, implying that the “high-caliber firearms” should be outlawed.
The president spoke outside the White House after returning from a visit to the Texas school where 21 people, including 19 elementary school children, were slain in a deadly shooting last week.
After returning from Wilmington, Del., President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media on the White House’s South Lawn in Washington on Monday, May 30, 2022.
Biden Said Physicians Showed Him X-Rays Showing Gunshot Wounds During a Visit to A Trauma Center in New York.
“They indicated a.22-caliber bullet would lodge in the lung and that we’d probably be able to get it out — that we might be able to get it out and save the person’s life. The lung is blown out of the body when a 9mm bullet is fired “According to Biden,
“So, the idea of these high-caliber guns is, um, there’s simply no rational foundation for it in terms of self-defense or hunting,” Biden continued. “Always keep in mind that the constitution was never intended to be absolute.”
When the Second Amendment was passed, you couldn’t buy a cannon, according to Biden. “You couldn’t just go out and get a bunch of guns.”
“i Can’t Dictate This Stuff,” the President Said, Dismissing the Notion of An Executive Order on Weapons.
“I’m capable of doing what I’ve done, and I’ll continue to take executive action if necessary. However, I am unable to prohibit the possession of a weapon. A background check is something I can’t alter. I’m sorry, but I’m not capable of doing so “He expressed himself.
Biden’s remarks echo his harsh position on weapons throughout the 2020 presidential campaign. Biden said he supports the Second Amendment but finds absolutist arguments on gun rights “bizarre” when speaking at a fundraising event in Seattle in November 2019.
“Why should we allow people to carry military-style weapons, such as pistols that can contain 10 or more rounds and fire 9-mm bullets?” he said.
According to Shooting Industry Magazine
According to Shooting Industry magazine, the 9mm bullet is the most popular handgun caliber in America, accounting for more than half of all handguns produced in 2019. According to the data, 9mm handguns accounted for more than 40% of all pistols manufactured in the United States in the 2010s or nearly four out of every ten.
After a lone gunman, Salvador Ramos, 18 years old, massacred 19 students and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, 85 miles west of San Antonio, the Second Amendment is once again in the sights.
The attack was the bloodiest at a U.S. elementary school since a shooter massacred 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, nearly a decade ago.