52 Senators Warn of Obama’s Ammo Bans & Assault on Second Amendment
Barack Obama in 2008 made this promise on the Second Amendment.
“I believe in the Second Amendment. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won’t take your handgun away… But I am not going to take your guns away. So if you want to find an excuse not to vote for me, don’t use that one because it just ain’t true. It ain’t true.”
Via Free Republic:
But that was in 2008.
In February the Obama administration announced a ban on AR-15 bullets by executive action.
On Monday a majority of Senators and Representatives signed a letter warning of Obama’s assault on the Second Amendment.
The Examiner reported:
A majority in both the Senate and House — 52 senators, 238 House members — have joined to oppose the Obama administration’s move to ban a popular type of ammo used in the top-selling AR-15 rifle and pistol because it pierces police body armor.
A week after the House members, led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, sent a letter of opposition to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley echoed that in his own letter signed by 51 others.
In their letter, the senators said that the 5.56 M855 “green tip” cartridge was exempted in a 1986 law, along with other rifle ammo from bans on armor-piercing rounds. The reason: popular rifle ammo is not used in shootouts with police.
They also raised new concerns that the administration appears poised for a much wider ammo ban.