Obama ATF Now Planning to Ban Popular Rifle Ammo, Too [Video]

This is so unconstitutional and it is outrageous behavior from Obama, the ATF and our government. If this ban stands, then a ban on all ammo will follow. And it won’t be long. This clearly violates the Administrative Procedure Act. The ammo in question, is primarily used for sporting purposes. The argument that it is armor piercing and puts police at risk is specious. We are talking about the most popular form of ammo on the market today. That is why Obama is banning it. It is de facto gun control.

From Gateway Pundit:

Last week it was announced that Obama will ban 5.56 mm ammo.

The ammo is the most-used AR bullets in America.

The proposed ban on AR-15 ammunition was announced last week.

Now the Obama Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are planning to ban ammo to one of the most popular types of rifle ammunition.

The AP reported:

The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer’s protective vest when fired from a handgun.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is proposing the ban of some types of 5.56 mm rounds – or .223-caliber – used in widely available and popular AR-15-style rifles because the bullets can also be used in some new types of handguns. Other types of 5.56 mm rounds would still be legal to buy, own and fire from guns.

The rule change would affect only “M855 green tip” or “SS109″ rounds with certain types of metal cores. People who already own the ammunition would be allowed to continue to legally own it, but manufacturers would not be allowed to produce, sell, import or distribute it.

In a letter to ATF Director B. Todd Jones last month, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., objected to the rule change, saying it would “interfere with Second Amendment rights by disrupting the market for ammunition that law-abiding Americans use for sporting and other legitimate purposes.”

Armor-piercing handgun ammunition has been banned since 1986 as a way to protect police officers under the federal Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act. The rifle bullets now facing a ban were long considered exempt because they were used for sporting purposes, such as target shooting.

Clearly addressing a problem that does not exist, I know of no instance where this ammo has been used in a handgun chambered for .223 ammo to kill an officer wearing soft body armor. All rifle ammo is capable of penetrating body armor and what will follow is the banning of that ammo. Already, this ammo has run out in most stores as demand has skyrocketed since the utterance of the possibility of this ban going through. Obama couldn’t get gun control done city to city, state to state… so he’s going after the ammo. If you don’t have ammo, your gun doesn’t do you a lot of good. More executive overreach and dictatorial behavior from the most lawless president ever to disgrace America.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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