President Biden suggested a “push to eliminate” 9mm pistols with ammunition capacities beyond the left’s approval during his CNN town hall on Wednesday night.
“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,” Biden said.
Biden has pushed “assault weapons” ban legislation and has moved executively for regulatory action to be taken against AR-pistols with stabilizer braces by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
Breitbart News reported the DOJ moved to place certain AR-pistols under the purview of the National Firearms Act on June 7, 2021. However, the AR-pistols are chambered in 5.56 or .223, not 9mm. With Biden mentioning going after 9mm pistols, the regulation of Glock, Heckler & Koch, Smith & Wesson, Sig Sauer, among many others, appears to be in the works.