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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/president-biden-botches-ar-15-facts-while-stumping-against-gun-violence-pennsylvania

 

President Biden botches AR-15 facts while stumping against gun violence in Pennsylvania

High-speed AR-15 rounds do not shoot faster than ones from other guns, unlike what President Biden claimed during his stump speech in Pennsylvania

By Andrea Vacchiano | Fox News

 

President Biden made gun-related gaffes during a campaign-style event in Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon.

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During the speech, Biden made an unsourced claim about the speed that an AR-15 shoots bullets.

"Do you realize the bullet out of an AR-15 travels five times as rapidly as a bullet shot out of any other gun?" Biden asked rhetorically during his speech. 

 

It is unclear what the president was referencing, but AR-15s generally do not shoot the fastest bullets. 

 

A June study by hunting gear retailer Field and Stream looked at the fastest rifle cartridges – and AR-15 rounds did not make their list.

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Biden also claimed that "AR-15s just rip the body apart," which is also inaccurate. Damage from a gunshot depends on the type of bullets used. 

 

Biden also ridiculed Second Amendment advocates in the Tuesday speech, sarcastically calling them "brave" for believing guns are a tool for self-defense.

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  • mauserme changed the title to Biden Botches AR-15 Facts
On 8/31/2022 at 9:51 PM, mauserme said:

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During the speech, Biden made an unsourced claim about the speed that an AR-15 shoots bullets.

"Do you realize the bullet out of an AR-15 travels five times as rapidly as a bullet shot out of any other gun?" Biden asked rhetorically during his speech.

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Hmm ...

 

A 55gr bullet fired at 5.56 NATO pressure from a 20-inch barrel has a muzzle velocity of about 3260 fps.

(Yeah, different loadings yield different velocities.)

Let's say "five times as rapidly" is really 4 rounded up.

 

3260/4 = 815 fps

 

A 45gr 25 ACP bullet fired from a 2-inch barrel has a muzzle velocity of about 815 fps.

 

So as long as "any other gun" is a 2-inch 25 ACP pistol, it could be true. To get slower than that, we'd have to start considering airguns and spring guns, but maybe that's really his diabolical plan.

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