JD Tuccille at Reason There’s a rundown (including a link to a mainstream media source where he wrongly called the president, but he still repeats it). An excerpt from an observation by Tuccille:
“There is no reason for weapons of war. No. The bullet travels five times faster than most weapons go out of the muzzle. It can penetrate your vest,” President Biden Out of breath last week. “In the name of God, what do you need an offensive weapon for?” he added.
This isn’t the first time the president has insisted on so-called “assault weapons,” especially the so-called superpower of the AR-15, which is popular among gun owners.
“Did you realize that AR-15 bullets fly five times faster than bullets from any other gun, five times — lighter — and can pierce Kevlar?” he persist in On August 30, after touting his government’s “Safer America Program”, which includes stricter gun restrictions.
Really? Excellent, Do not.
“President Biden’s claim that AR-15 bullets fly five times faster than ‘any other gun’ bullets is false,” said Greg Wallace, a Campbell University law professor who focuses on Second Amendment issues. ), Tell Washington post Early September. As for bullets fired from AR-15 piercing Kevlar, “This is true of almost all medium-fire rifle bullets. Body armor protection against rifle bullets requires steel, ceramic, or composite panels.”
“Biden’s statement this week is clearly wrong,” postalGlenn Kessler concluded.
In fact, the most common 5.56x45mm bullet is fired by the AR-15 (which can hold multiple calibers) Faster than many rifle bullets with a muzzle velocity of about 3,100 feet per second, but slower than others (Some Over 4,000 frames per second)….
(Note that Biden’s revised statement at least says it’s five times faster than “most weapons,” but for rifle, which is an obvious comparator for the AR-15.even for the shotgun the president has promotetheir initial velocity is often a little too high one third AR-15; the only modern weapon with a muzzle velocity one-fifth that of the AR-15 seems to be in the minority pistol. Pistols are a minority of all firearms, and even among pistols, many have a muzzle velocity one-third or more of that of the AR-15. )