Gun owners eruptjng at ATF’s proposed ammo ban, slam Obama’s ‘suspicious agenda’

If you can’t ban the gun ban the bullets.

President Obama has, through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, proposed a ban on the 5.56 mm ammunition used in the AR-15 rifle under the guise of the bullet being “armor-piercing.”

But many critics, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, are calling the move an end-around that’s really aimed at the popular rifle used by sportsmen and target shooters.

Goodlatte wrote to the bureau Wednesday demanding an explanation for the proposed ban, the Washington Examiner reported.

“This round is amongst the most commonly used in the most popular rifle design in America, the AR-15,” he wrote.

“Millions upon millions of M855 rounds have been sold and used in the U.S., yet ATF has not even alleged — much less offered evidence — that even one such round has ever been fired from a handgun at a police officer.”

Jindal, a Republican, tweeted Thursday, “Banning ammo is the same as banning guns, except it’s less honest.”

Many in the Twitterverse agreed.

Carmine Sabia


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