Biden Continues His Bald-Faced Lies About AR-15 Muzzle Velocity

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It’s not that Biden lies that most matters; it’s why he lies and his complete lack of conscience while lying– every lie to embellish (lie more about) his past, or to exploit divisive issues, always with an eye on the ballot box. It’s what Democrats do, but the most inept president in the history of the country lies better than most.


Among Biden’s many “windmills” at which he tilts is the left’s favorite “weapon of war,” the dreaded “assault rifle,” known to the rational rest of us as America’s most popular rifle, the AR-15. Estimates of the number of AR-15s in circulation vary, with most coming in between 20 and 30 million.

Hence, the “Come and take it” mentality, but that’s a story for another time.

Anyway, gun-grabbing Joe on Friday once again repeated his ridiculous lie about the muzzle velocity of an AR-15, in simplistic language that further proves his ignorance of firearms and the rounds they fire.

As reported by Daily Wire, even though the lie has been repeatedly debunked, Biden said in a speech to the National Education Association — while railing against so-called “weapons of war” — another Democrat concoction meant to scare the uninformed among us:

The speed of the bullet is five times that that comes out of the muzzle of most weapons.

Utterly false.

As correctly noted by Daily Wire, several rifles-and even some handguns-fire rounds at a higher velocity than the 2,700-3,100 feet per second of an AR-15. But, hey — when have facts mattered to a Democrat and his or her narrative? Particularly, if your name is Joe Biden.


Noted George Washington University Law School Professor, author, and frequent Fox News contributor, Jonathan Turley — who’s far from a conservative — called Biden out in a more scholarly manner:

We have previously discussed dubious constitutional and historical claims by President Joe Biden on gun bans. However, on Friday, he returned to a curious claim that he has made repeatedly: that “the bullet out of an AR-15 travels five times as rapidly as a bullet shot out of any other gun.”

Conservative and gun rights publications have repeatedly shot down that claim but it does not seem to have any impact. As with Biden’s false claim that certain weapons were banned from private ownership at the ratification of the Second Amendment, the President continues to make the same false claim on velocity speed.

To Turley’s point, Biden bizarrely said in May:

The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own. You couldn’t buy a cannon.

Complete nonsense. Historians have repeatedly pointed out that there is no truth to Biden’s claim.

To be fair, while AR-15s do fire rounds at high velocities, those muzzle speeds are nowhere near Biden’s claim, according to ballistics experts. When they exit the barrel, AR-15 rounds are traveling at about twice the speed of rounds fired from a typical handgun.


And let’s not forget Vice President Kamala Harris, who took time out from the excellent job she continues to do as Biden’s border czar [ROFL emoji] to also say stupid crap about AR-15s:

Do you know what an assault weapon is? It was designed for a specific purpose, to kill a lot of human beings quickly. An assault weapon is a weapon of war, with no place, no place in a civil society.

You wanna say it, this time? Never mind. As Turley observed:

Those false statements can be dismissed as just another gaffe or ‘Corn Pop’ story, but they refer to the factual foundation for gun control under the Second Amendment. Since President Biden is suggesting that such facts are material to a ban, there is a need for accuracy in such details.

Again, Professor Turley, when has Joe Biden ever allowed facts to supersede one of his false narratives?

Turley also suggested that an AR-15 ban would likely face scrutiny in the courts:

Courts likely would press the Biden administration on why it is seeking to ban this model when other higher-caliber weapons are sold. AR-15s can handle a variety of calibers. However, they are no more powerful than other semi-automatic rifles of the same caliber and actually have a lower caliber than some commonly sold weapons which use .30-06, .308 and .300 ammunition; many of these guns fire at the same — or near the same rate — as the AR-15. None of these weapons are classified as actual military “assault weapons,” and most civilians cannot own an automatic weapon.


Joe Biden and the Democrat Party, along with their left-wing lapdog media, were unavailable for comment.

The bottom line:

While Biden and Democrats, and the so-called “mainstream” media continue their ridiculous attacks against “assault weapons” and other “weapons of war,” blood continues to run in the streets of Chicago’s Southside, New York City, New Orleans, and many other Democrat-run cities across America.

And where’s Joe? Tilting at politically expedient windmills, of course.


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