Former Vice President and leading Democratic presidential primary candidate Joe Biden recently told supporters that he likes the idea of banning 9mm handguns.
Biden’s comments on the popular weapon came during a campaign event. The Obama-era VP played the usual routine of claiming to support the Second Amendment, while in the same breath advocating for essentially repealing it.
“Why should we allow people to have military-style weapons including pistols with 9mm bullets and can hold 10 or more rounds?” Biden said. “We protect geese from Canada more than we do people.”
If Biden’s latest gun control ambitions were realized tomorrow, it would effectively criminalize over tens of millions of firearms currently owned in the United States. The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, or NRA-ILA, notes that millions of 9mm handguns are manufactured every year for use by the FBI, local law enforcement, and military personnel. However, the 9mm is primarily a civilian variant. As the NRA says, it’s better designed for defending the public than attacking it.
The legality of 9mm handguns was upheld in the Supreme Court case District of Columbia vs. Heller, which overturned complete firearm prohibition in the nation’s capitol.
Joe Biden has continuously proved that his understanding of the Second Amendment and firearms as a whole is minimal at its very best. Known for his gaffes, the former VP once lamented that Americans were walking around with guns containing “a hundred clips in it.”
Remember, Biden is typically portrayed by the mainstream media as the “moderate” choice for 2020, as opposed to more progressive voices like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders or Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. While it’s true he does have slightly more centrist leanings on issues like the role of private healthcare as well as a few economic policies, his stance on firearms is just as left-wing as anyone else running.
This is only the beginning. Here’s the Daily Shooter with more details on Biden’s anti-gun plans.