President Joe Biden was ridiculed and mocked online over a bizarre statement he made claiming that 9mm guns are “high caliber weapons” that can blow a person’s lung out of their body.
Biden made the comments while speaking to reporters about the aftermath of the horrific attack at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
“They 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,” Biden said about a conversation he claimed to have with doctors.
“So, the idea of these high-caliber weapons is, uh, there’s simply no rational basis for it in terms of self-protection, hunting. Remember, the Constitution was never absolute,” he added.
“You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed,” Biden concluded. “You couldn’t go out and purchase a lot of weaponry.”
Many noted that banning 9mm weapons would be a massive infringement on Americans’ constitutional rights. Others used the comments as an opportunity to mock Biden.
“‘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?” tweeted congressional candidate Robby Starbuck.
“They invent these horror stories To help sell their gun grabs,” replied Jim Hanson, who called Biden’s statement “idiotic gibberish.”
“What on earth is he talking about,” asked Mark Hemingway.
“Those wanting to confiscate guns have literally zero idea what they are talking about,” said another critic.
“WTAF? That’s the most butt-frakingly stupid statement from him in a while, and he says a LOT of stupid things! A 9mm bullet will just make a small hole,” responded another detractor.
Despite the bizarre comments about 9mm guns, Biden correctly added that it was not in his power to simply issue an executive order to restrict gun ownership.
“I can’t dictate this stuff,” he concluded.
Here’s the video of some of Biden’s statements:
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