Biden Perpetuates 2A Myth, Expands
Penchant For Fabricating 'Facts'

The “high caliber” 9mm Biden doesn’t like is the smallest cartridge, on the left.
The others are a .40 S&W, .45 ACP and.45 Colt

By Dave Workman. May 31, 2022

President Joe Biden has once again perpetuated a myth about the Second Amendment for which he has previously been called out by Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler, and he also invented another myth about the ballistic nature of the 9mm pistol bullet.

In comments to the media outside the White House, Biden declared, “They said a .22-caliber bullet will lodge in the lung, and we can probably get it out — may be able to get it and save the life. A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body.”

He went on to describe firearms chambered for that round as “high-caliber weapons” that are poor choices for “self-protection (or) hunting.” Critics are already noting on social media that the Second Amendment is not about hunting, and that the 9mm is the most popular personal defense caliber in America today, with millions of pistols chambered for that round now in circulation. Additionally, 9mm sidearms are used by many if not most civilian law enforcement agencies, both federal and local.

Biden’s remarks reinforced the comments he made during a CNN Townhall broadcast last year in which he admitted he has been trying to ban the sale of 9mm pistols.

The president evidently has not read Shooting Industry magazine, in which it was reported last year, “For the entire decade, 9mm pistols made up 42.8% of all pistols produced domestically (15,111,566 of 35,315,097). Using advanced math, that’s four of every ten pistols made in the U.S. in the 2010s were chambered in 9mm. For added perspective, 9mm pistols made up 18.6% of U.S. production from 2000–2009.” .....


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