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Joe Biden Goes Off On Gun Ownership, Says ‘No Rational Basis’ for ‘High-Caliber Weapons’ Like a 9mm, For ‘Self-Protection’ [VIDEO]

He protected with ‘high caliber’ bullets, but doesn’t want the rest of us to be.

On Monday, President Joe Biden went off against American citizens being allowed to own what he deemed “high-caliber weapons” and like everything else this man tackles, he’s seeming to suggest the federal government should violate the US Constitution by creating restrictions on probably the most popular handgun in the US, which is the 9mm pistol. Biden also repeated a totally debunked claim that the Second Amendment does not allow ownership of a cannon. Why he keeps repeating this lie is beyond comprehension, but then again, so are most things that come out of his mouth.

After returning to the White House from a trip to the site of last Tuesday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Biden spoke of past time during a visit to a trauma hospital in New York where he claimed doctors showed him X-rays of gunshot wounds caused by different types of firearms.

We don’t really know if this story really happened because, after all, it’s Joe Biden telling it and he lies constantly when he tells stories. He may have gone to a hospital, and Corn Pop, who was a bad dude, may have been the doctor for all we know.

“They said a .22 caliber bullet will lodge in the lung, and we can probably get it out — may get it and save the life,” Biden said. “A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body,” he added.

“So the idea of these high-caliber weapons is, uh, there’s simply no rational basis for it in terms of thinking about self-protection, hunting,” the president said.


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That is quite possibly the stupidest thing I have ever heard when making an argument for gun control. It may be dumber than former President Bill Clinton’s Surgeon General, Joycelyn Elders, when she argued we could make safer bullets.

The Secret Service’s weapons are chambered in .357 Sig and have a standard magazine capacity of 12 rounds. Your standard 125-grain bullet fired from a .357 Sig will have a muzzle velocity of 1350 fps and expend 510 foot-pounds of energy while a 124-grain bullet fired from a 9mm will clock in with a muzzle velocity at 1150 fps and 364 foot-pounds of energy.

If Biden feels so strongly about his statements on 9mm “high caliber” bullets, then why does he allow the Secret Service to continue to use .357 Sig bullets and not order them to move down to a .22 caliber weapon?

Of course, I want the president protected by whatever weapons the Secret Service deems necessary to do the job. My point here is that Joe Biden is being protected by people who use high caliber weapons, yet he doesn’t want the rest of us to be.

If you shoot an intruder who is trying to harm you or your family with a .22 caliber bullet, you may just piss him off. If, God forbid, you ever have to use a firearm to save your life, you want a gun that you know will stop your attacker. A 9mm is a very good self-defense weapon. I myself used to buy .40 caliber handguns for the stopping power. But then I read a study mentioned in Police Magazine that said that after testing and analysis, a 9mm produces the same kinetic energy as a .40 caliber weapon. In other words, though the .40 caliber will certainly do more damage, the 9mm will do enough to kill a violent attacker as much as a .40 caliber weapon, just with less damage. So I switched to 9mm handguns. The ammo is cheaper than .40 caliber as well.

Biden later spoke like he was talking down his ability to take any executive action on guns, which means he’s later going to take executive actions on guns. That’s how this administration rolls.

“I can’t dictate this stuff. I can do the things I’ve done and any executive action I can take, I’ll continue to take. But I can’t outlaw a weapon. I can’t, you know, change the background checks. I can’t do that.”

It drives me nuts to hear Biden misspeak about firearms. His argument over 9mm pistols smacks of his bullschtein when he was running for the White House at a 2019 fundraiser in Seattle where he asked those in attendance, “Why should we allow people to have military-style weapons including pistols with 9mm bullets and can hold 10 or more rounds?”

First of all, the government doesn’t “allow” you to have a weapon. The Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution does and there isn’t a thing Biden can legally do about it.

Why is it that Democrats always want to punish law-abiding gun owners who haven’t broken any laws?

“Remember, the Constitution, the Second Amendment, was never absolute,” Biden said. Actually, it is. “You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed. You couldn’t go out and purchase a lot of weapons.”

That’s just a lie. James Madison, who scholars refer to as the Father of the Constitution, and the writer of the Second Amendment, as President, signed a letter of marque and reprisal telling a private shipowner that the Second Amendment protects his right to carry cannons. Even the Washington Post fact-checked Biden on this lie before as “False.”

Here’s the thing. There is nothing in the Second Amendment about the type of gun you can own.

Even the uber leftist Politifact rated Biden’s claim as “False,” saying, “The Second Amendment did not place limits on individual ownership of cannons”

The anti-gun crowd has really stirred the pot after the two practically back-to-back mass shootings with the racially motivated May 14 shooting spree at a Buffalo supermarket and then last Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Even so, Biden said he hasn’t spoken with any Republican members of Congress over any possible gun control legislation, but said that he was hoping for a compromise.

“I think things have gotten so bad that everybody is getting more rational about it,” he said. “At least, that’s my hope and prayer.”

What kind of compromise does he want to make on American’s right to defend themselves? If the politicians really wanted to make schools safe from mass shooters, there are a lot of things they can do that without taking away everyone else’s right to keep and bear arms. I honestly don’t think the Democrats care about the right to protect yourself. I think they want to remove guns from Americans so that the government can rule the people with an iron fist without fear of a backlash with guns.

The idiot Vice President Kamala Harris called for a ban on assault weapons, and I bet she can’t even tell you exactly what an “assault weapon” is. Democrats came up with that term because they used to say “automatic weapons,” and they were corrected because automatic weapons have been banned since the 1930s. So they wanted to come up with another term that sounds scary and military-like. That’s why you hear people like Biden who don’t know any better say that people should not be allowed to own a “military-style” weapon. The style of the weapon makes no difference. A semi-automatic weapon is a semi-automatic weapon regardless of how scary to a liberal a gun manufacturer makes the gun look.

“You know what an assault weapon is? You know how an assault weapon was designed?” Harris said Saturday. “It was designed for a specific purpose … to kill a lot of human beings quickly. An assault weapon is a weapon of war with no place, no place in a civil society.”

It always makes me shake my head when I hear the leftists say that the sole purpose of a gun is to kill. They forgot about target shooting and hunting. At least conservatives can say with 100% accuracy that the sole purpose of an abortion is to kill a human being. It is abortion’s entire purpose. But to the Left, abortion is a holy sacrament so we can’t even talk about it.

Rich Welsh

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