Biden Once Again Makes Easily Disproven Claim About Guns

According to President Joe Biden, “the bullet out of an AR-15 travels five times as rapidly as a bullet shot out of any other gun.” The president made the blatantly false comment during a speech at a “Safer America” campaign event in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday.

Biden’s claim is easily disproven. The notion that the president of the United States can blatantly lie during a speech that will likely be seen by thousands, if not millions, of Americans is shocking, especially when even a few minutes of research will show that his claim is obviously false.

An article published in June 2022 by Field & Stream discussed the “Five Fastest Rifle Cartridges” — and the two AR-15 rounds, .223 and 5.56, did not even make the list.

Here is a list of the top five fastest rounds, according to Field & Stream, which includes the feet per second (fps) they travel upon being fired:

  1. .220 Swift — A 40-Grain .220 Swift round moves approx. 4,300 fps.
  2. .257 Weatherby Magnum — An 87-Grain .257 Weatherby Magnum round moves approx. 3,700+ fps.
  3. .30/378 Weatherby — An 165-Grain .30/378 Weatherby round moves approx. 3,400+ fps.
  4. .224 Clark — An 80-Grain .224 Clark round moves approx. 3,500+ fps.
  5. .22 Eargesplitten Loudenboomer — A 50-Grain .22 Eargesplitten Loudenboomer round moves approx. 4,600 fps.

In comparison, the two AR-15 rounds move at approximately 2,700 – 3,100 fps.

During the same speech, Biden also falsely claimed that “the AR-15 just rips the body apart.”

In reality, Biden’s statement doesn’t even make sense, which is likely due to his complete lack of knowledge about firearms. The damage done by a gun depends on the type of ammunition used, not the weapon itself. The two AR-15 rounds, .223 and 5.56, do not rip a body apart — the result of these rounds is most often not expansive damage, but instead overpenetration. The .22 caliber bullet being used, which is a small bullet, goes right through.

This isn’t Biden’s first lie about the effects of a gunshot. In May of this year, the president claimed that a 9mm bullet would “blow the lung out of the body.”

Breitbart News spoke to a U.S. Marshal fugitive recovery taskforce member in response to Biden’s claim, who laughed out loud and stated: “That’s not even in the realm of possibility.”

“Do you use a 9mm round?” Breitbart News asked.

“Yes, and it is a hollowpoint, but that simply creates a better wound channel, it does not blow lungs or other organs out,” he responded.

The outlet also noted that the fugitive recovery taskforce member responded to another one of Biden’s statements in which he placed the 9mm in the category of “high caliber weapons.” He once again laughed, saying that “9mm is the smallest round we use.”