The CNN town hall that President Joe Biden attended covered a variety of issues that the President discussed, one of the most insane statements that came from the President was his comments surrounding 9mm handguns.
Biden talked at length about the controversial 1994 Assault Weapons ban and how he was now looking to do something similar as President. Biden told the audience that he is looking to “eliminate the sale” of any firearm that has the ability to shoot more than 20 rounds. The following is an excerpt from the CNN town hall event:
I’m the only guy that ever got passed legislation, when I was a senator, that made sure we eliminated assault weapons. 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 — whether it’s a 9-millimeter pistol or whether it’s a rifle — is ridiculous. I’m continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things, but I’m not likely to get that done in the near term.
Don’t think for a minute that these round counts are outliers as 20, 30, 40 round magazines are typical of almost every modern firearm. Remember it is not just handguns that Joe Biden was talking about. Also considering that his statement leans into “can have the ability to fire” a lot, this may mean that the next gun control legislation we see targets weapons that can take a magazine of this size.
9mm handguns are among the most popular firearms in the United States, over 2.2 million new 9mm pistols were produced in the United States in the year 2018. Among the top choices are brands like Glock, Beretta, CZ, HK, and FN. American’s like these handguns because they are reliable and get the job done. If legislation like that above was passed tomorrow, millions of Americans would become criminals overnight.