Biden Promises Legislating ‘Eight Bullets in a Round” ~ Bottomless Ignorance on Guns

Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- These days, President Joe Biden seems confused when it comes to just about everything. However, the longtime gun control advocate still saves some of his most fallacious and unintelligible comments for the firearms debate. Biden’s latest comments on gun legislation suggest that the president lacks even a rudimentary understanding of how firearms operate.

On October 23, Biden hosted NowThis News (a subsidiary of left-wing Vox Media) at the White House for a question and answer session. During an exchange with a questioner, Biden touted legislation he supports that would ban commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms. The addled politician stated, “my legislation says there can be no more than eight bullets in a round, OK?”

No Joe, you’re not OK.

The most charitable interpretation of Biden’s gibberish would be that the president is seeking to prohibit firearm magazines with a capacity in excess of eight rounds. However, even if this was what the enfeebled politician was attempting to communicate, the policy is incoherent.

In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the U.S. Supreme Court made clear that the Second Amendment protects the use of arms “in common use” for lawful purposes. Americans own hundreds of millions of firearm magazines with a capacity greater than eight or ten rounds.

The few jurisdictions that have adopted legislation restricting firearm magazines have settled on a capacity limit of 10 or 15 rounds. The exception to this was New York, when disgraced former Gov. Andrew Cuomo rushed through the ill-titled NY SAFE Act in 2013.

The original SAFE Act limited gun owners to only seven rounds of ammunition but permitted the use of 10-round magazines due to the unavailability of magazines with a lesser capacity. This stratagem proved the common use of 10-plus round magazines.

In striking down the seven-round limit in NYSRPA v. Cuomo (2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit explained,

New York determined that only magazines containing seven rounds or fewer can be safely possessed, but it also recognized that seven-round magazines are difficult to obtain commercially. Its compromise was to permit gun owners to use ten-round magazines if they were loaded with seven or fewer rounds.

The court then determined, “we cannot conclude that New York has presented sufficient evidence that a seven-round load limit would best protect public safety.”

Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen (2022), which reaffirmed the individual right to keep and bear arms and reiterated the proper framework for addressing infringements on the Second Amendment right, courts should prove more skeptical of all ammunition capacity restrictions. Biden’s boutique eight-round proposal should be dismissed out of hand as illegal and unworkable.

There are some alternative interpretations of Biden’s bizarre words. By “eight bullets in a round,” perhaps the bewildered politician was referencing shotgun shells, which most often contain multiple projectiles per round.

This, of course, would run contrary to Biden’s famously stupid self-defense advice.

In a 2013 Facebook “town hall” sponsored by Parents Magazine, Biden said that he had told Mrs. Biden how to defend herself at their Delaware home.

“I said, `Jill, if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony … take that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house,”‘ the then-vice president stated.

Of course, reckless discharge of a firearm is a crime. At the time, former Delaware Deputy Attorney General John Garey told U.S. News that “it is not uncommon” for people to be charged under the scenario Biden described, adding, “I’ve seen cases where lawful citizens have used guns outside their homes, and they end up arrested.”

Biden can’t seem to help himself when it comes to spouting nonsense about firearms.

At a 2019 campaign stop in New Hampshire, Biden told those gathered, “I believe in the Second Amendment, but nobody says you can have a magazine with 100 clips in it.”

On numerous occasions, while arguing for a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, Biden has falsely claimed that cannons are prohibited for purchase or were at the time the Second Amendment was ratified.

Putting on his physics professor cap, on August 30, the dubious scholar informed a Pennsylvania crowd, “the bullet out of an AR-15 travels five times as rapidly as a bullet shot out of any other gun.”

Not only is the cartridge fired by the AR-15 not “five times” faster than “any other gun,” it is actually slower than many other modern cartridges that fire similar weight projectiles. The 5.56x45mm cartridge is limited to around 3,200 feet per second in standard loadings out of the 20-inch or shorter barrels common to AR-15s. Cartridges like the .204 Ruger and .22-250 can push similar bullets up to and beyond 4,000 feet per second.

Given Biden’s ceaseless malarkey, the American public should reject this president’s anti-gun assertions with the same zeal with which he rejects reality, and his brain rejects lucidity.


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

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Subscribe
Notify of
37 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Green Mtn. Boy

He’s a idiot wrapped in a moron smothered in imbecile sauce,FJB.

Middlemanleaningright

You forgot the extra helping of Corruption.

grant

English Word Study for the Day: 
Synonyms;
Stupid, Incompetent, Democrat, Irrelevant, Incapable, Progressive, Inept, Inexperienced, Inept, Amateurish, Helpless.

Def; 
one of two or more words or expressions of the same language that have the same or nearly the same meaning in some or all senses.

Middlemanleaningright

If ever there was a Scarecrow President, Biden is it.

If he only had a brain.

Last edited 2 months ago by Middlemanleaningright
USMC0351Grunt

Yeah, but even the actual scarecrow had common sense and balls!

Wass

Ignorance can be remedied, but there’s no fixing stupid.

Rowboat

In the same vain as dead people don’t know they’re dead, stupid people don’t know they’re stupid.
In other news ; the White House staff has limited FJB to 2 poopy pants per day .

Mac

MORON n’ Chief!

hippybiker

Hey Joe! Your village called. They want their idiot back!

Arny

I believe they all need to look up the definition of INFRINGE. It’s not complicated. The Supreme Court should have never approved the ten round limit, or any restriction. The “SHALL NOT INFRINGE is clear & precise.

JPM

If this is what results from a national election, what does it say about the voters or the election?

USMC0351Grunt

It says that although We, The People that are protected in our right to bear arms, there are MANY that we prefer do NOT follow that excercise.

Jarhead

In order to have that in his mind as he stated, you first need to have a brain with something other than mush in it.Remember he said all you need is a shotgun.LOL

Montana454Casull

It appears that the complete clownshow Joe Biden only has 8 brain cells left in his round head . My observation is more accurate than the idiot Biden’s is .

Arizona

That delusional and corrupt POS needs to be removed for national security.

USMC0351Grunt

And Kamala installed so she can laugh us to national security!

BillyBob

This is the man that got the most votes EVER for a US President, ah huh, yep. Nothing wrong with that last election, ah huh, yep, sure, right

3manfan

This joker’s the biggest dummy our Nation’s ever had as a President.
With over 2 yrs left in his term.
We’re screwed.

Oldman

Not so fast. We will start turning this thing around in six days. I’m really starting to see this as what it really is: Trump said it best, ” do you miss me yet? Even the wokesters are seeing it, now. We can’t survive the way we are going and 3/4 of the electorate know it. I think they will have Joe where they want him after the Red Tsunami, get the house and start the investigations. I believe Hunter, in order to save his ass, will give the ‘Big Guy’ up and hopefully they, instead of hanging Joe, will… Read more »

Oldman

Mark whatever his name will be speaker and who cares about Kameltoe? She is an idiot and we will hold the all the power…….after next Tuesday, I pray. Happy days may be here again.

Oldman

Very good. I had forgotten that. It could be my age or dementia, but some things I just don’t remember that well.

Roland T. Gunner

Assclown needs to be limited to talking about hia Ice cream and his cream-of-wheat.

CourageousLion

I wonder if he is also going to limit the Secret Service agents that protect his sorry ass to eight bullets in a round?? Yeah, he won. And I’m the tooth fairy.

DIYinSTL

pResident Biden is a known advocate for and presumed expert on the subject of shotguns. There is no need to interpret his statement or put words in his mouth. He clearly wants to outlaw birdshot or any shotshell loading that includes more than 8 pellets in a cartridge. Whether that means slugs, #4 buckshot in a .410, or quintuple aught buck in a 12 Ga., the lethality of a self defense round is improved. With more deadly (to humans) rounds in your shotgun there is less reason to improve funding for police and thereby serves his “de-fund” base as well… Read more »

Big Lou

Don’t worry, he’s forgotten he even said that. Has anything he’s sad came true? Not, never. Don’t lose any sleep.

KK

Nobody needs 10 bullets to kill a deer. My legislation says there can be no more than eight bullets in a round. Whadda the deer wearin’ Kevlar vests? I’m SO sick of this shit! Anyone see the police shooting at the traffic stop in Decatur IL last week? Anyone count the “bullets in the round” it took for police to “neutralize the threat”? Magazine limits are a death sentence. I don’t want to hear SHIT about these restrictions any more from fools who know NOTHING about firearms, and communists who work to disarm legal gun owners TO THE DETRIMENT OF… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by KK
Ope

KK, I’m more pissed off about the POS RINO’s caving and pandering to the POS democrats! Nothing will change until the RINO scum goes.

KK

Agreed about RINO’s, HOWEVER
It is not the RINO’s that have passed “assault weapon” and “high capacity magazine” bans across the Nation.
No, definitely more pissed at DEMOCRATS!
Not even close.

Last edited 2 months ago by KK
Ansel Hazen

Any R that crosses the aisle is just as complicit.

musicman44mag

See the light. First it was 15. Then 10, now eight. Next will be Kate shitstain brown of oregone 5 round revolver only and then none.

Have my property in oregone picked out. If we have a republican governor and measure 114 goes down in flames I am staying. If either happens the opposite, come summer I am buying property in Wyoming south dakota or montana.

USMC0351Grunt

HEY? What’s wrong with Texas?

musicman44mag

Hi. I like Texas but it is too hot. When I was in Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Iowa it was 96 degrees and 95 humidity. You get out of a cool shower and while you are drying off, you start sweating again, well at least I do. Remember when Rubio gave that rebuttal how he sweated, and people made fun of him? Same thing with me. I sweat in a snowstorm. People would laugh at me when we rode the snow mobiles and I took off my helmet the steam would roll off the top of my head. Pretty… Read more »

Laddyboy

8 bullets per round? LEAVE MY SHOTGUNS ALONE!!

Vinnie

Let us not forget the 9mm bulets that will blow your lungs out of your chest. I wish Biden had told me where I could buy those!

USMC0351Grunt

The bottom line is, WE, THE PEOPLE need to get up OFF our asses and start maintaining these elected and appointed officials from city, county, state and federal and trash this bullshit idea of, “wait and vote them out of office” and start aggressively removing them from office immediately through grand jury indictments, the neglect of their oath and duty and like this dumb ass, NOT mentally competent! For Christ’s sake, THIS dumb ass has the launch codes!

GomeznSA

Well I guess that kinda sorta in a roundabout way he ‘might’ be technically correct (he ain’t never been right). After all there are 12ga rounds that hold EIGHT OO buckshot pellets (.32cal), or is it OOO buckshot? So even his ‘favorite’ gun should likely be outlawed, or something………….

Jsauerii

9 in 2 3/4 15 in 3″. I use 3″ 00 Buck is .33″ diameter or 8.38 MM and weight about 55 grains Basically with a 3″ 12G you are slinging 15 55 grain (.223 weighted) 9 mm bullets per trigger pull at 1200 to 1500 FPS. Think of crowd control from elevated if you want to know what a real mass casualty event would be even with a gun that would be unbannable. A 12g single shot shotgun would dump a half a mag worth (30 rd standard cap mag) eq of an AR. A 10 round mag shotgun… Read more »