The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, President Obama’s front men in his War on the 2nd Amendment, are in the process of stepping up their attacks on your rights. If you own an AR15 type rifle, the Obama Ninny Squad is about to turn it into a club.
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.
There has been no word from the Republican Leadership in the House or the Senate on this action. Democrats in the Senate will certainly filibuster any attempt to block the action by legislative action and Mitch McConnell is still trying to figure out what to do about blocking Obama’s end run on amnesty for illegal aliens.
The administration is justifying this action by calling the standard AR15 “green time” bullets “armor piercing” ammunition. It’s not. Here’s a demonstration of AR15 green tip against a steel plate at 50 yards.
Note, zero penetration. The plate was not pierced. The full video shows about three times as many hits, again, no penetration.
This move is nothing more than President Obama’s attempt to put “law” into place that will never make it through the legislative process. It’s a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment, and if BATF issues this order it will surely be challenged in court and it’s not likely to survive. Banning common ammunition for the most common rifle in the US is a backdoor attempt at gun control.
Next will be ammunition taxes. Look for something in excess of $1 per round.
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