Thursday, March 5, 2015

Firing back: Shootout over ammo ban gets serious

President Obama’s drive to ban a popular form of ammunition used in the AR-15 and other rifles is drawing new fire from conservative groups representing gun owners as well as members of Congress.

A lawsuit has been threatened by the Second Amendment Foundation, which says the ploy is a backdoor attempt to do what the administration has failed to do through legislation — ban the AR-15.

But the battle is heating up on both sides of the issue in Congress.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., has sent a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, demanding an explanation for the proposed ban. Goodlatte’s letter opposing the ban has the support of 238 House members. He called the ban “preposterous.”

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sth_txs said...

The brave 'Team R' member sent a letter demanding an explanation. We're saved!

If the Republicans wanted to do something, someone would file some legislation shutting down the ATF.

Maybe we should be taking up archery; they don't license that - yet.

Mr.Tool said...

I believe it is simple market manipulation. The m855 was replaced with the m855a1(new lead free green round). What to do with the surplus overrun? Propose an 855 ban, panic ensues, they let the product trickle into the market as prices climb.

Stackz O Magz said...

Been a Matthews and Bear shooter for years. Got my first bow at age 6. I feel you.

Stackz O Magz said...

They apparently like fucking with people through market manipulation. Nobody has batted an eye though at 7.62x25 Tok yet. That's a nasty little dude if you want penetration.

Mr.Tool said...

Baby steps? All high velocity fmj scoots thru soft armor. If its soft AP from pistols there after, then all 5.56 is on the block, but we know what they want;)

Stackz O Magz said...

Your assessment is correct. I still haven't seen the data on how many LEO have been killed with 62 gr Nato Ball from AR pistols. Something tells me we will be still waiting for that long after they find Hoffa. Incremental is the way to go for Tyrants.