Obama Looks To Backdoor Gun Control With AR-15 Ammo Ban

by William Teach | February 16, 2015 7:08 am

What would you call a guy who is constantly surrounded by men and women carrying guns, from handguns to rifles, yet wants to restrict the ability of citizens to have those same weapons themselves?

(Breitbart[1]) A notice[2] from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) shows the agency is considering a ban on the popular M855 AR-15 round — by re-categorizing the round as “armor piercing.”

Once categorized as “armor piercing,” sales of the M855 rounds can be restricted or banned altogether under language in the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), which describes marketable ammunition as that which is “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes.”

The ammunition guidelines set forth in the GCA are intended for handguns, but are also being applied to ammunition used in AR-15 rifles because AR-15 pistols fire the same ammunition.

The NRA notes[3]

In a move clearly intended by the Obama Administration to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and other .223 caliber general purpose rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives unexpectedly announced today that it intends to ban commonplace M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” The decision continues Obama’s use of his executive authority to impose gun control restrictions and bypass Congress.

The NRA advises in that link on how to comment to the ATF. Not that the ATF will necessarily listen to those who see this as an extreme backdoor ban.

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  1. Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/02/15/backdoor-gun-control-obamas-atf-proposes-ar-15-ammo-ban/
  2. A notice: http://www.atf.gov/sites/default/files/assets/Library/Notices/atf_framework_for_determining_whether_certain_projectiles_are_primarily_intended_for_sporting_purposes.pdf
  3. NRA notes: https://www.nraila.org/articles/20150213/batfe-to-ban-common-ar-15-ammo
  4. Pirate’s Cove: http://www.thepiratescove.us/
  5. @WilliamTeach: http://twitter.com/WilliamTeach

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