“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,” the president told reporters outside the White House on Monday after visiting the site of a mass shooting in Texas the day before. “A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body.”
“So the idea of these high-caliber weapons is, uh, there’s simply no rational basis for it in terms of thinking about self-protection, hunting,” added Biden, implying the pistol is a “high-caliber weapon” despite not being characterized as such by most gun experts.
“We’ll leave it up to other countries to set their policy on gun ownership,” Jean-Pierre said during her regular briefing. “The president has made his position clear: The United States needs to act. As I just laid out, he supports a ban on the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and expanded background checks to keep guns out of the — dangerous hands.”
“He does not support a ban on the sale of all handguns, to answer your question,” the press secretary added…
The question regarding what constitutes an “assault weapon” has never been answered, but that does not mean that the Democrats are interested in discussing that.