Biden calls 9mm ‘high-caliber weapons,’ suggests banning them

The president made the remarks outside the White House after returning from a visit to the site of a mass shooting in Texas where 21 사람들, 포함 19 elementary school children, were killed last week.

President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, 월요일, 할 수있다 30, 2022, after returning from Wilmington, 의.

President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, 월요일, 할 수있다 30, 2022, after returning from Wilmington, 의. (AP 사진 / Andrew Harnik)

Recounting a visit to a 뉴욕 trauma hospital, Biden said doctors showed him X-rays of gunshot wounds.

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,” 바이든이 말했다.

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“그래서, the idea of these high-caliber weapons is, 어, there’s simply no rational basis for it in terms of self-protection, 수렵,” 바이든 추가. “생각해 내다, the constitution was never absolute.

You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed,” 바이든이 말했다. “You couldn’t go out and purchase a lot of weaponry.

대통령, 하나, ruled out the possibility of issuing an executive order on guns, 속담: “I can’t dictate this stuff.

UVALDE, TEXAS - 할 수있다 26: A memorial is seen surrounding the Robb Elementary School sign following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 26, 2022 i텍사스lde, Texas. 보고서에 따르면, 19 students and 2 adults were killed, with the gunman fatally shot by law enforcement.

UVALDE, 텍사스 – 할 수있다 26: A memorial is seen surrounding the Robb Elementary School sign following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 26, 2022 in Uvalde, 텍사스. 보고서에 따르면, 19 students and 2 adults were killed, with the gunman fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

I can do the things I’ve done and any executive action I can take, I’ll continue to take. But I can’t outlaw a weapon. I can’t change a background check. I can’t do that,” 그는 말했다.

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Biden’s comments were in line with his tough stance on guns during the 2020 대통령 선거. Speaking during a fundraising event in Seattle in November 2019, Biden said he supported the Second Amendment but called absolutist arguments about gun-rightsbizarre.

Why should we allow people to have military-style weapons including pistols with 9-mm bullets and can hold 10 or more rounds,” 그는 말했다.

The 9mm round is the most popular handgun caliber in the United States, accounting for well over half of all handguns produced in 2019, 에 따르면 Shooting Industry 매거진. The data showed that throughout the 2010s, 9mm pistols made up more than 40% of all pistols produced in the United States – or roughly four in every ten pistols.

Children run to safety after escaping from a window during a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School where a gunman killed nineteen children and two adults in Uvalde, 텍사스, 우리. 할 수있다 24, 2022.

Children run to safety after escaping from a window during a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School where a gunman killed nineteen children and two adults in Uvalde, 텍사스, 우리. 할 수있다 24, 2022. (Pete Luna/Uvalde Leader-News/Handout via REUTERS)

The Second Amendment is once again in the crosshairs after a lone gunman, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, 살해 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, 텍사스, 약간 85 miles west of San Antonio.

The assault was the deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade school since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, 코네티컷, nearly a decade ago.

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