Biden Claims A 9mm Bullet ‘Blows The Lung Out Of The Body’ And People ‘Couldn’t Own Cannons’
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 30: President Joe Biden speaks to the media on the south lawn of the White House on May 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. President Biden and first lady Jill Biden spent the weekend in Delaware and traveled to Uvalde, Texas to mourn with victims of the deadly school shooting. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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President Joe Biden made several dubious claims about firearms as he continued his push for tighter gun regulations in the wake of Tuesday’s shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

One of the claims he made, speaking to reporters alongside Marine One, was that a 9mm bullet “blows the lung out of the body.”

Shelby Talcott, White House correspondent at The Daily Caller, noted that Biden had been talking about “rational gun laws” and appeared to suggest that a 9 mm was a “high caliber” weapon that should potentially be banned.

Saying that he had consulted experts, Biden claimed that a “9 mm bullet blows the lung out of the body” and added, “There’s simply no rational basis for it in terms of self protection, hunting.”

“It was never about AR-15s or “assault rifles.” It’s about convincing you to give up your inalienable right to defend yourself,” James Lindsay tweeted.

“So they’re ditching the whole “assault weapon” shtick this time and coming straight for 9mm handguns?” Newsweek’s Josh Hammer added.

Dario Morrow agreed, saying, “And THIS is why people don’t support gun control. It never stops at the AR-15’s. Never. The President of the United States is talking about going after 9mm handguns, the most popular home defense weapon in America. This has never been about ‘doing something’ to protect kids.”

Biden continued with a second claim, saying that the Second Amendment was not meant to be “absolute” and repeating — as he has a number of times in the past — the assertion that when the Bill of Rights was written, citizens could not legally own cannons.

“The Constitution, the Second Amendment was never absolute. You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed,” Biden continued. “I think things have gotten so bad that everybody is getting more rational about it.”

“You could absolutely own a cannon back then. In fact, John Hancock lent 4 of his personal cannon to George Washington and the Colonial Army for the duration. Where the hell do you people think the weapons for the Colonials came from early on?” @PatriotsofMars tweeted.

“Regarding cannons: Yes you could and yes you can,” Emily Zanotti added.

“This has already been debunked,” @RBPundit pointed out. “You could, in fact, buy a cannon when the second amendment was passed and could buy one today if you had enough money.”

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