Biden refers to 9mm bullets as “high-caliber firearms”

Biden refers to 9mm bullets as “high-caliber firearms”

Biden refers to 9mm bullets as “high-caliber firearms”
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President Biden took aim at 9mm pistols on Monday, suggesting to propose that the 9mm gun should be prohibited. The president made the remarks outside the White House after returning from a visit to the scene of a horrific shooting in Texas last week.

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Biden described a visit to a New York trauma hospital where physicians showed him X-rays of gunshot wounds.

“They stated a.22-caliber bullet would lodge in the lung and that we could probably pull it out and save the patient’s life. The lung is blown out of the body by a 9mm bullet.

The concept of these guns is, that there’s simply no reasonable foundation for it in terms of self-defense and hunting. Keep in mind that the constitution was never absolute. When the Second Amendment was established, you couldn’t buy a cannon. You couldn’t just go out and buy a bunch of weapons.

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Biden’s remarks were consistent with his firm position on gun control throughout the 2020 presidential race. During a fundraising event in Seattle in November 2019, Biden stated that while he backed the Second Amendment, absolutist arguments on gun rights were “bizarre.”

After a lone shooter, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, massacred 19 students and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, some 85 miles west of San Antonio, the Second Amendment is once again in the sights.

The massacre was the bloodiest at a U.S. elementary school since a shooter killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, over a year ago.

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