NRA-ILA: Biden Reiterates Call to Ban 9mm Handguns

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Biden reiterates the call to ban 9mm handguns. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- During a July 21 CNN “presidential town hall,” Joe Biden expressed his support for a ban on commonly-owned handguns. Responding to a question about the recent increase in violent crime, the career politician stated,

I’m the only guy that ever got passed legislation, when I was a senator, to make 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 — 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.

Of course, any semi-automatic firearm capable of accepting a detachable magazine has the “ability to fire” in the manner Biden deemed objectionable. Therefore, the seasoned grandstander’s statement was a call to ban all semi-automatic handguns, rifles, and shotguns capable of accepting a detachable magazine.

This wasn’t the first time Biden advocated for such a wide-ranging gun ban.

A November 2019 article in the Seattle Times chronicled Biden’s attendance at a pair of high-dollar private fundraisers in the Emerald City. While speaking to attendees at one of the soirees, Biden reportedly asked attendees, “Why should we allow people to have military-style weapons including pistols with 9mm bullets and can hold 10 or more rounds?” Biden also shared his tired claim that because there is a shot-shell restriction for migratory bird hunting, “We protect geese from Canada more than we do people.”

Hunters are limited to using shotguns capable of accepting three shells or less while hunting migratory game birds. Biden’s comment suggests that he supports restricting the number of rounds Americans are allowed to have in a self-defense firearm to three or less.

Biden’s proposed ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms capable of accepting a detachable magazine is unconstitutional. The landmark Second Amendment U.S. Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller concerned a complete prohibition on the ownership of handguns in Washington, D.C. The opinion made clear that the Second Amendment at a minimum protects the right to acquire and possess firearms “in common use at the time” for lawful purposes such as self-defense.

In the context of commonly-owned semi-automatic rifles, Heller author Justice Antonin Scalia made clear that the Second Amendment prohibits governments from banning America’s most popular rifle – the AR-15. In 2015, Justice Scalia joined Justice Clarence Thomas in a dissent from the denial of certiorari in Friedman v. Highland Park, a case concerning a local ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms. Justice Thomas explained,

Roughly five million Americans own AR-style semiautomatic rifles. The overwhelming majority of citizens who own and use such rifles do so for lawful purposes, including self-defense and target shooting. Under our precedents, that is all that is needed for citizens to have a right under the Second Amendment to keep such weapons.

A ban on semi-automatic pistols is even more at odds with the law. Semi-automatic pistols are America’s favorite category of firearms. Moreover, pistols chambered in Biden’s dreaded 9mm are the most popular pistol in this category.

According to ATF’s Firearms Commerce in the United States FY 2020, there were over 3.8 million pistols manufactured in the U.S. in 2018. This was more than 1 million more guns than the next most popular category of firearms, rifles. Further, nearly 3 million handguns (including revolvers) were imported into the U.S. in 2017.

In its annual report on the U.S. firearm industry, Shooting Industry has reported that 9mm caliber pistols are the most commonly produced pistol and have been for many years. In 2018 alone, there were more than 2 million 9mm pistols produced in the U.S. Cumulatively law-abiding Americans own tens of millions of 9mm pistols.

At the same time, semi-automatic handguns have become ubiquitous, support for a ban on handguns has plummeted. For six decades, Gallup has periodically asked Americans “Do you think there should or should not be a law that would ban the possession of handguns, except by the police and other authorized persons?” In 1959, 60 percent of respondents supported such a ban. In 2020, a mere 25 percent supported this unconstitutional measure.

Perhaps if Biden had spent more time studying, and less time transcribing, in law school he would have a firmer grasp of Constitutional law. As it stands, gun rights supporters will need to educate Biden and his political allies at the ballot box.


About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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Mike the Limey
Mike the Limey
1 month ago

Will someone please tell Alzheimer Joe there’s never been an armed goose arrive from Canada…

JPM
JPM
1 month ago

Thanks for the information. Now, NRA, what are you going to do about it other than send out requests for contributions, which should begin with, “Poppa Wayne needs a new pair of $800.00 shoes”, if you’re going to be honest about it for a change.

Watch um
Watch um
1 month ago
Reply to  JPM

You are a fuckin idiot, the NRA has and will continue to fight for your rights. You pricks keep knocking the NRA and sit on your butt and do not but bash the NRA. I am sick of people like you

A patriot life member of the NRA and proud of it

F Riehl, Editor in Chief
Admin
Reply to  Watch um

we want the NRA to succeed, but you may want to catch up on the current state of NRA

https://www.ammoland.com/tags/nra-board-of-directors/

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  Watch um

Watch um, You indicated once that you are a former enforcer (“constable,” I believe is the term you used) and when someone criticized the NRA you indicated you hope your enforcer friends who are still in the business will enforce the upcoming gun laws against the person who criticized the NRA. The NRA has done a pathetic job of fighting for firearm rights and that did not start with Wayne. There are a lot of forces working against firearm rights: The NRA; Politicians who want more gun control; Voters who want more gun control; Politicitians who are fairly indifferent on… Read more »

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Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Watch um

“You are a fuckin idiot (foam foam foam)”. Amusing. You’re so dumb you don’t know you’re projecting. Put your money where your gob is, crack open your wallet & make up for what the rest of us won’t donate until LaPew & his corrupt vampire board are gone.

You do want to donate to this don’t you?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LayQw8qz4Oc

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

That was a good summary of some of the corruption within the NRA. Be advised, Steve Hilton (the Fox News commentator) has done other stories advocating for gun control “that we can all agree on.”

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

I’m not surprised, considering Hilton works for the globalist gun grabber Murdochs, but it doesn’t alter the truth of what he said here, which reveals only the tip of the iceberg of NRA corruption & theft. If a hard-ass 2A person does a similar piece, I’ll happily start promoting that one instead. So far I’ve seen nothing that compares. I’ve seen other videos that drone on too long. I hate promoting videos that take an hour to say what should take a few minutes.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

As I said, it was a good summary of some of the corruption within the NRA.

Do you think “Watch um” watched it?

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

No, LOL. Too busy whining like the Grasshopper in the fable.

Stag
Stag
1 month ago
Reply to  Watch um

So, just to clarify, is it cognitive dissonance you’re suffering from or do you just like arms laws as much as the NRA does? Trying to understand if you support them in spite of all the arms control they’ve helped enact, you support those arms laws, or if you’re just unwilling to believe the organization you’ve sank so much money into would betray their members.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Stag

Suggested edit:

“or if you’re just unwilling to believe the organization you’ve ALLEGEDLY sank so much money into would betray their members.”

Accounts for the possibility of a paid NRA shill. His IQ appears commensurate with what NRA’s vampires can afford nowadays after sucking NRA white.

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Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull
1 month ago

Ban Joe Biden as he has ties to Fast and furious and illegal gun trafficking through Gun Walking . He is a complete criminal and lifelong corrupt politician who cheated in the 2020 election . He is more dangerous than any semi automatic firearm has ever been .

DonP
DonP
1 month ago

“NRA-ILA: Biden Reiterates Call to Ban 9mm Handgun”

Can we get some accuracy in article titles? Yes, he mentioned 9mm pistols… but his diatribe would cover any semiautomatic pistol.

Rob
Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  DonP

Absolutely correct. The title was crafted simply to inflame readers with a knee-jerk reaction typical of the crap the liberal press throws at us. Talk about turnabout as fair play! If you read the article carefully the demonizing is really about extended capacity magazines. Eliminate 9 mm pistols? Might as well try to eliminate cell phones or cars.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

Well, one can assume he meant the magazines, but he did not actually state a ban on magazines, and as we know, he is not noted for knowing wtf he is saying, and worse he is a politician – they are not noted for honesty. He could well mean semi-auto firearms, and just make you assume he meant mags, that is not a stretch as many opposed to the RKBA do want them banned.

DonP
DonP
1 month ago

“…worse he is a politician – they are not noted for honesty.”

That’s why I’ve long had a policy…
If a politician tells you he is going to do something you are in favor of, take it with a grain of salt.
-and-
If a politician tells you he is going to do something you are against, believe him wholeheartedly.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago

Xiden wouldn’t be Resident if the vampires who run NRA hadn’t pocketed & wasted a billion dollars of member money every few years. What are we supposed to do now that you F’d us into a cocked hat? Send more money?

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

That’s exactly what Radioactive Wayne demands. He needs moar suits!

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Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Now they’re letting the HQ rot. Wayne and his corrupt board are spending all the money to try to stay in power and keep themselves out of jail.

https://nraindanger.wordpress.com/2021/07/24/nra-continues-its-decline/

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Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

I’ll keep saying this till it happens, so people know I was right all along, but WLP is gonna ride the NRA down to its destruction the same way Major Kong rode the nuke down to ground zero. And yes, WLP will be screaming YEE-HAW! all the way!

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Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

One personal assistant convicted of embezzling from the NRA, 3 helicopter rides, $250,000 in suits, one treasurer who embezzled from his last employer, $100 million to hire an attorney to keep you out of jail… Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff!

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

$100 million A YEAR to hire an attorney whose FEC filings show he donates HEAVILY to antigun commiecrats and IRS records showing he donates heavily to anti-gun groups like Giffords, Brady, Everytown.

FIFY.

With “friends” like these, who needs enemies?

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Another reason to suspect Lucky Pierre has a deal with the NYAG through Brewer. No prosecution if he and the board take NRA down. LaPew, the board & Brewer are certainly keeping their end of that deal.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Don’t forget that WLP was a Demorat staffer at one time. As I’ve said elsewhere here, “Once an antigun commiecrat, always an antigun commiecrat”!

I’ve always believed WLP is a deep cover mole, who has lately been activated to bring down the NRA.

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Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

War of the McQueen-Brewer Vampires notwithstanding, AcMc appears to be effectively or actually part of the deal with Leticia James (or mole action) to take NRA down. Else they wouldn’t have moved to get the idiotic bankruptcy dismissed. Or it could be sour grapes scorched earth, “if we can’t suck NRA’s blood, no one can”. Either way AcMc never gave a crap about NRA or 2A.

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Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

And let’s not forget which genius hired Wayne.

JimmyS
JimmyS
1 month ago

Let’s be clear: Biden is mentally deficient. These aren’t his ideas or his reasoning. They are the talking points Biden is given by his handlers, and he often butchers those talking points. Pointing the finger at Biden as some mastermind of these treasonous ideas is ridiculous. He isn’t in control of all his faculties, let alone some grand political agenda.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyS

True, but Jiao Xiden has ALWAYS been antigun, even before his cognitive decline. Once an antigun commiecrat, always an antigun commiecrat.

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Grigori
Grigori
1 month ago

This guy provided us with an excellent video about the folly of magazine capacity restrictions.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7F1nPSNnaBo

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago
Reply to  Grigori

I’m originally from Indiana. Let me introduce you to a Sheriff I knew there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YmF2ULnlhA

Last edited 1 month ago by Henry Bowman
Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Excellent. He still Sheriff?

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Don’t know; I moved out of Indiana… too many fracking RINOs there.

Also, too many Wayne LaPierre cultists…

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Watch out. APG Member doesn’t like people saying RINO.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Sure thing Will !!! (Not to be confused with Will Rogers!!!)

Looks like APG is another Will sock puppet !!!

LOL !!!

Last edited 1 month ago by Russn8r
Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Duh HUH!!! When I knew you & APG are Will’s sock pups, I knew you were a psycho and a RINO !!!

You don’t come here for the hunting, do you Will?!?!

LOL!!!

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

What happened to all your genius replies Will?!?! (aka Tex aka APG?!?! Not to be confused with Will Rogers!!!)

LOL !!!

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

I love to trigger libtards and fake conservatives, so…
RINO RINO RINO RINO RINO RINO RINO RINO
RINO RINO RINO RINO RINO RINO RINO RINO
RINO RINO RINO RINO RINO RINO RINO RINO
LOL.

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Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

LOL. How did you upload that. I tried uploading a webp: “image type not allowed”.

Last edited 1 month ago by Russn8r
Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Another TEX! thug fail. You delete your comments because you’re ashamed of them.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

To upload images, make sure what you upload is a .PNG file… If it’s any other image (JPG, GIF, BMP, etc.,) you’ll need at a minimum to use microsoft paint or its equivalent to convert & save the file as a PNG.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Like this? Many thanks!

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Yep…
Also THIS, because the GOP is run by RINOs, and RINOs are jack$$es in elephant skins…

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

LOL Perfect!

The butthurt thug sockpuppet trolls are using both hands to downvote. Double LOL

WI Patriot
WI Patriot
1 month ago

Did he “whisper”, or “ramble” or…???