Biden also attacked the pro-Second Amendment argument that firearms are needed to take on a corrupt government.
The president then recounted a conversation he had at least two decades ago with a New York trauma doctor: “I said, ‘Why are they dying?’ And they showed me X-rays. He 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.'”
NEW – Biden on 9mm ammo: “2nd Amendment was never absolute.”pic.twitter.com/D9nDjmXKD1
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) May 30, 2022
Breitbart News fact-checked Biden’s statement that a 9mm round will blow an organ out of a body as “false.”
“So the idea of these high-caliber weapons is of — there’s simply no rational basis for it in terms of thinking about self-protection, hunting,” the president continued. “I mean, I just — and remember, the Constitution, the Second Amendment was never absolute. You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed. You couldn’t go out and purchase a lot of weapons.”
Biden has claimed multiple times that cannons were not covered under the Second Amendment. Last year, The Washington Post fact-checked the statement as “false” and gave him four Pinocchios.
During his remarks with reporters Monday, Biden also attacked the pro-Second Amendment argument that firearms are needed to take on a corrupt government.
“Well, to do that, you need an F-15, you know? Biden said. “Or you need an Abrams tank.”
"A 9MM bullet blows the lung out of the body" has to be one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard. Joe Biden is an imbecile. Why do the people who know the least about guns want to yap their gums the most about guns? What part of "Shall NOT be infringed" do they not get? pic.twitter.com/sWUqxdNYEn
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 30, 2022