Joe Biden Pushes Ban on Gun Magazines Secret Service Used to Protect Him
Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden pushed a ban on the very magazines Secret Service agents used to protect him while he was Vice President under former President Barack Obama.
Biden did this by calling for a ban on gun magazines holding “multiple bullets.”
Joe wants to ban “magazines that can hold multiple bullets in them,” and said that doing so is “no violation of #2A.”— NRA (@NRA) September 2, 2019
He knows NOTHING about firearms or 2A. In June, he claimed to have gotten “the number of clips in a gun banned.”
Joe is an embarrassment.pic.twitter.com/9XTVqIYqEb
The Secret Service uses an array of firearms to carry out its protection duties. The Military Times reports that Secret Service agents’ current sidearm is a Sig Sauer 229 variant chambered in .357 Sig. The 229 uses magazines that hold “multiple bullets.”
Sig Sauer’s website contains information for a 229 Nitro Compact, which ships with two ten-round magazines. Such magazines would fall apparently be banned if there were a prohibition against magazines holding “multiple bullets.”
Moreover, the Secret Service is working to trade the .357 Sig round for a 9mm. This entails switching from the Sig Sauer to a Glock 19 for “standard issue,” meaning 15-round magazines, at the least. Again, 15-round magazines are those that hold “multiple bullets” and would therefore be prohibited under the parameters Biden presented.
It is important to note that an individual Secret Service agent can carry more than one gun at once, depending on the assignment and whether the agent needs both hands free to carry out their duties. Agents carrying more than one gun could have their sidearm, with a magazine holding “multiple bullets,” and a sub-machine gun, also using magazines that hold “multiple bullets.”
Joe Biden is also campaigning for a requirement that all guns lock and unlock like smart phones.