President Biden used the solemn occasion of Memorial Day to step up his war on the God-given rights to bear arms.
Hinting at gun control ambitions beyond a ban on “assault weapons” and AR-15s, Biden said that there is no good reason for any American to own a 9mm handgun.
Get rid of 9mm’s?
Looking back on a visit to a New York trauma hospital where he saw X-rays of people who were shot, Biden said that a 9mm bullet “blows the lung out of the body.”
Biden said there is “no rational basis” for any American to have such lethal, “high-caliber” force available for their own protection.
“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,” Biden said.
“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.”
What Biden did not mention is that the 9mm pistol is the most popular handgun in America. He did not explain why countless law-abiding Americans who own such weapons should have their firearms taken from them, nor did he explain how he would go about confiscating all of those guns.
Protection for me, but not for thee
Nevertheless, Biden claimed that the Second Amendment has always come with exceptions. As proof of this, he repeated one of his favorite bogus gun control talking points, stating incorrectly that Americans could not buy cannons at the time of the Founding.
At the same time, Biden, perhaps showing some sensitivity to backlash in the midterm elections, said he “can’t dictate this stuff” by executive order.
Twitter users pointed out hypocrisy in Biden’s remarks, given the fact he is protected by Secret Service agents armed with — yep, 9mm Glock pistols. One user had the perfect witticism for Biden, suggesting his agents swap their Glocks for slingshots.
Of course, it isn’t the place of some demagogue in the White House to opine on which firearms Americans “need” and don’t need. The Second Amendment doesn’t come with a giant asterisk that the president gets to define on a whim.
Incidentally, or perhaps not, Biden’s comments targeting handguns came as Canadian far-left dictator Justin Trudeau announced a sweeping ban on handguns. There can be little doubt that Biden would try the same thing if he could get away with it.