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This morning Joe Biden was asked by a reporter about ‘negotiations’ with Republicans on gun control after the massacre in Uvalde.

In his answer he seemed to suggest that he’s now taking aim at banning 9mm handguns:

Biden claims that a trauma hospital in New York told him that a .22 would likely not burst a lung but a 9mm bullet would:

“They showed me uh uh uh an x-ray and said a .22 caliber bullet would lodge in the lung and we could probably get it out – may be able to get it out and save a life. A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body.

So the idea of these high-caliber weapons — there’s simply no rational basis for it in terms of self-protection, hunting. And remember, the Constitution and Second Amendment was never absolute.”

9mm handguns are among the most popular guns for self-protection. Period. And the reason they are so popular is BECAUSE they are effective and just might blow the lung out of the body, as Biden suggests. If I have to shoot someone in self-defense, which I pray never happens, I want to use a bullet that stops the assailant, not one that just slows him down a little.

Maybe Biden should tell the Secret Service to start carrying .22 caliber handguns as they protect him instead of higher caliber firearms if he feels so strongly that there’s no rational basis for 9mm handguns.