Biden: ‘No Rationale…for Magazines That Hold 50, 70 Bullets’

President Joe Biden speaks at the National Association of Counties 2023 Legislative Confer
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While speaking to the National Association of Counties Tuesday, President Biden pushed for more gun control and said there is “no rationale…for magazines that hold 50, 70 bullets.”

He did not say what he believes to be a rational magazine capacity nor did he note whether 70-round magazines exist.

Biden said, “I’m going to say something that’s always controversial, but there is no rationale for assault weapons and magazines that hold 50, 70 bullets.”

Breitbart News noted that Biden also used his time with the National Association of Counties to push universal background checks, gun storage requirements, and lawsuits against gun companies.

On December 8, 2022, Breitbart News pointed out Biden’s pledge to “limit the number of bullets than can be in a cartridge.”

He was speaking at the 10th Annual National Gun Control Vigil when he said, “Our work continues to limit the number of bullets that can be in a cartridge, type of weapons that can be purchased and sold, attempt to ban ‘assault weapons,’ a whole range of things that are just commonsense.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a PhD in Military History with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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