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Biden’s Latest Anti-Gun Claims Aren’t Just False — They Don’t Even Make Sense

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 8/1/2023
Biden’s gun control speech on Friday at the National Safer Communities Summit in Connecticut got attention because the President nonsensically concluded with “God save the Queen.” However, this was not his only incoherent claim.


In his speech, Biden stated: “Put a pistol on a brace, and it ma- — turns into a gun. Makes them where you can have a higher-caliber weapon — a higher-caliber bullet coming out of that gun. It’s essentially turning it into a short-barreled rifle, which has been a weapon of choice by a number of mass shooters.”


Of course, a “stabilizing brace” doesn’t turn a pistol into a gun. A pistol already is a gun.