Tuesday, March 10, 2015

BATF caves on ammo ban

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms issued this statement on its website today:

Thank you for your interest in ATF's proposed framework for determining whether certain projectiles are “primarily intended for sporting purposes” within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(C). The informal comment period will close on Monday, March 16, 2015. ATF has already received more than 80,000 comments, which will be made publicly available as soon as practicable.

Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal that reflected a good faith interpretation of the law and balanced the interests of law enforcement, industry, and sportsmen, the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that deserve further study. Accordingly, ATF will not at this time seek to issue a final framework. After the close of the comment period, ATF will process the comments received, further evaluate the issues raised therein, and provide additional open and transparent process (for example, through additional proposals and opportunities for comment) before proceeding with any framework. Link to statement.

The NRA just issued this statement:

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association (NRA) was instrumental in stalling the Obama Administration’s initial attempt to ban commonly used ammunition for the most popular rifle in America, the AR-15. The announcement that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) will suspend its proposed framework to ban M855 ammunition validates the NRA’s assertion that this effort was nothing more than a political maneuver to bypass Congress and impose gun control on the American people. 
"Today’s announcement proves what we have said all along  this was 100% political. President Obama failed to pass gun control through Congress, so he tried to impose his political agenda through executive fiat. But every gun owner in America needs to understand Barack Obama’s hatred of the Second Amendment has not changed," said Wayne La Pierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association. 
Chris Cox, Executive Director of NRA-ILA criticized the dishonest campaign to ban this common ammunition: “The lies used to justify the ban were shameful. This proposal was never about law enforcement safety – it was about the Obama Administration’s desire to pander to billionaire Michael Bloomberg and his gun control groups.  Since they haven’t been able to ban America’s most popular rifle, they are trying to ban the ammunition instead.”
Since the BATFE announced its plan to ban commonly used ammunition less than a month ago, the NRA rallied its five million members and tens of millions of supporters across the country in strong opposition.  In addition, the NRA worked with congressional leaders in both the U.S. House and Senate to oppose this misguided proposal.  
“The NRA would like to thank House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Culberson for leading the fight against this unconstitutional attack on our Second Amendment freedoms,” continued Cox.  “This was a significant victory for our five million members and tens of millions of supporters across the country. 
“Make no mistake, this fight is not over. We will remain vigilant and continue to fight against President Obama’s attempt to dismantle the Second Amendment,” concluded LaPierre.


Anonymous said...

This ammo has been legal for years. Obama couldn't get the ban on the guns so he went after the ammo. Heaven forbid they consider a ban on those dangerous golf balls he frequently hits.

Anonymous said...

They have tried to ban lead ammunition for environmental reasons. They
have tried to ban the Barnes all copper bullet by calling it armor
piercing. They tried to ban M855 by calling it armor piercing. The
truth is that their long term goal is to remove all guns and
ammunition from the hands of civilians.

Anonymous said...

Call me a fool, but I think as of this point it may just be a bait and switch to drive up sales.
They pitch the ban, every one 'stocks up', revenues increase....they then switch their position.
I'm not a gun person by any means; I have my reasons ( im certainly not trying to limit your right to bear arms).

But here's a question that exposes the true hypocracy of it all. How in the world is the United States going to regulate regulate semi- automatic weapons into extinction when we're a top arms producer? What about the second amendment?
Have the liberals gone that kookoo for cocoa puffs?
Many of us have already known that they won't be coming for your guns if they have certainly decided to slash the 2nd ammendment ( its too implausible); what they will do is slowly slice away ammo of all kinds and/ or your access to them. ( so, please be conservative with your ammo- no matter the angle, bait and switch or regulate into extinction)
To further my dribble, it seems the anti gun people haven't realized that criminals also wear bullet proof vests. More deaths are caused by baseball bats per year (I imagine frying pans too.)

(if you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns)

Looking Forward said...

Wait til Hillary takes office!

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