FALSEHOOD #17: Joe Biden falsely claimed that AR-15s are weapons of war.
In reference to AR-15s, he said, “There’s no justification for a weapon of war. None.”
Biden made this false claim on September 23, 2022, during a Democratic National Committee event.
EXPLANATION: This is incorrect. The AR-15 is not a weapon of war. The actual standard firearm for the military is the M4 carbine. Weapons used by the military generally have selective firing modes. Meaning they can be adjusted to fire in semi automatic, fully automatic, or burst mode. AR15s are incapable of firing in fully automatic or burst mode.
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