Biden Says He Wants to Limit Gun Owners to ‘8 Bullets in a Round’


President Joe Biden told NowThis News during a Sunday interview that he is pushing to limit gun owners to having no more than “eight bullets in a round.”

An audience member urged Biden to “address ‘high capacity’ magazines” and asked what he is currently do to limit those magazines.

Biden responded by saying he is going to push to ban ‘assault weapons’ after the midterm elections and urged people to vote for Democrats in order to secure the ban.

He noted, “My legislation says there can be no more than eight bullets in a round.”

It’s unclear exactly what Biden meant because a “round” contains the bullet, propellant, and cartridge—and term “bullet” and “round” are used interchangeably. 

Biden appears to have made a verbal miscue and meant that he wants a federal restriction on magazine capacity, which is consistent with gun control measures that he and other Democrats have previously pushed.

Later in the interview, Biden, also without elaborating, also falsely claimed that AR-15 rounds “travel five times the speed of an ordinary bullet.”

Biden previously made this preposterous claim a few months back at a rally in Pennsylvania:

No media “fact-checkers” corrected him, as usual.

As Fox News noted: “A June study by hunting gear retailer Field and Stream looked at the fastest rifle cartridges – and AR-15 rounds did not even make the list.”

For years, Biden and Democrats have sought to criminalize what they describe as “high-capacity magazines,” which doesn’t have a clear definition. A bill introduced last year in the Senate would ban magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, mirroring regulations in places like New York state and California.

The Department of Justice wrote in a 1999 report (pdf

) that a 1994 federal ban on such magazines didn’t lead to a significant drop in shootings or murders. Democrats say that barring the ownership and sale of such magazines would trigger a drop in mass shootings.

“We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence,” the agency also stated in 2004. “Should it be renewed, the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement.”

Earlier this year, Biden signed a gun control measure into law, representing to most sweeping gun law in decades. It came about a month after a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that left nearly two dozen people dead.

However, in Chicago just this past weekend, 14 people were shot dead, and 50 seriously injured — and the White House, and its lapdog media, had nothing to say about it.


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