That’s About the Size of It

His Frauduency has announced that there is no rational reason to use a “high calibre” 9 mm bullet for self defense. He said—

The .22 caliber bullet will lodge in the lungs and we can get it out. A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body. The idea of a high caliber weapon, there is simply no rational basis for it in terms of self-protection, hunting.

FWIW, the nominal diameter of a 9 mm bullet is 0.356 in, while the nominal diameter of a .38 Special bullet is 0.357 in. Of course, semiautomatic pistols chambered in .38 Special are even more rare than 9 mm revolvers, so I suppose that cartridge isn’t as scary.

Oh, and the 5.56 mm NATO round commonly used in AR15 rifles uses .22 calibre bullets.

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