By: Teresa Mull
Joe Biden is coming after your EDC.
During a CNN townhall, Sleepy Joe reiterated his desire to eliminate common firearms owned by millions of Americans and used to save lives every day.
“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 9mm pistol or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous. I’m continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things.”
NRA-ILA notes this isn’t the first time Biden has voiced support for taking away your sidearm. Biden reportedly said at a private fundraising dinner, “Why should we allow people to have military-style weapons including pistols with 9mm bullets and can hold 10 or more rounds?”
Semi-automatic handguns, chambered in 9mm, are, as the NRA notes, “America’s favorite category of firearm.” What’s more, banning such weapons, which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Heller to be lawful for self-defense, would be blatantly unconstitutional.
SCOTUS is expected to hear NYSRPA v. Bruen later this year, a case challenging New York law that requires people who want to carry a firearm outside of their home to demonstrate “proper cause” (i.e., a special need for self-defense) for doing so.
Something tells me Biden’s 9mm ban wouldn’t hold up against the court as it is currently structured. As to whether Biden’s presidency will hold up with his continued assaults on the rights so many Americans hold dear – it’s not looking good.
A new Gallup poll shows, “Average satisfaction with seven aspects of U.S. life down sharply.”
Teresa Mull (firstname.lastname@example.org) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.