Biden Wants Your 9 mm And …

Biden Wants Your 9 mm And ...

During a CNN “town hall” meeting in late July, President Joe Biden (D) said he wants to outlaw America’s most-popular handgun: the 9 mm semi-automatic pistol. “The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon, whether it’s a 9 mm pistol or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous,” Biden said. “I’m continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things.” Of course, Biden has pushed for a ban on semi-automatic rifles for some time. But many of America’s law-abiding gun owners, along with representatives from some pro-gun organizations, were surprised at Biden’s audacity to say he also wants to ban 9 mm pistols. Law-abiding Americans own tens of millions of 9 mm pistols and use them regularly for a variety of reasons. “Over half the firearms sold in any given year are handguns, and in last year’s record year for background checks for gun sales—at 21 million—that tells us over 10 million were sold. Americans were buying those firearms because they were concerned for their personal safety,” said Mark Oliva, director of public affairs for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). Biden’s idea of banning 9 mm pistols that could hold magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammunition also flies directly in the face of important legal precedent. The critical court cases upholding that precedent are quite familiar to most American gun owners, and since the president and his staff have easy access to […]

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