While public backlash is building over a proposed ban on green-tipped M855 ammunition for modern sport-utility rifles, people are buying all the ammunition they can, KNOP News reported yesterday, while more than 100 members of Congress have signed a letter headed this week to the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The letter was discussed last Friday by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) on Fox News. An accompanying story from Fox quoted Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, who accurately noted, “Almost any hunting rifle bullet will go through body armor, so you could prohibit almost any rifle bullet with this. This is the administration redefining the law on its own.”
Soft body armor worn by police was designed to stop handgun bullets. Armor-piercing handgun projectiles were banned years ago, but because M855 ammunition can now be used in some handguns built on the AR-15 platform, ATF wants to re-classify the round, despite the fact that it has been allowed for years by specific exemption. As Gottlieb explained, virtually any rifle bullet designed for hunting, or even target shooting, predator control, competition or recreational shooting will go through soft body armor.
FK – Gee, the republicrats controlled the congress of commie critters and the now red house for how many years during the dubya administration and they didn’t repeal the evil laws this is based upon(GCA ’68/sporting purpose) and shut down the BATF Nazi trash, try them for treason and execute them and distribute their retirement funds amongst their victims and they want to pretend they give a damn now??????
FK – We need to put cameras and guns in the courtrooms. The black-robed shysters are our employees. They are supposed to FEAR us.