Ammo bans: Over 300K respond + 2nd attempt

Twenty-three state attorneys general have sent a letter to the ATF urging the agency to permanently discard a proposed ban on M855 5.56 x 45mm ammunition. Our report indicates that those states are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

I guess Mississippi AG Jim Hood (D) has been hearing his critics. Or maybe it’s an election year. Yep, it’s Nov. 3, and he has a challenger. In any case, we’re glad he finally signed on to one of these letters against gun control.

The Free Beacon reports that the ATF has so far received more than 310,000 comments from the public on the agency’s failed attempt to ban M855 ammo.

“We’ve received more than 310,000 public comments (including over 108,000 individual comments via email or written letter),” said Ginger Colbrun, a spokesperson for the ATF. “We’re still receiving some letters which are postmarked prior to the end of the comment period, March 16th.” (The agency earlier reported that it had received only 80,000 comments. Maybe they lied about that as well.)

Y’all done good.

Meanwhile, left-wing US Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) is attempting to push a new ammo ban bill they call the “Modernize Law Enforcement Protection Act.”

Rep. Israel claims that 5.56 mm M855 green tip ammunition is “commonly referred to as ‘armor-piercing’ or ‘cop-killer’ bullets,” which is a blatant lie. M855 is NOT considered armor-piercing by the US military. M995 ammunition is the armor-piercing 5.56 round used by our armed forces; all real armor-piercing small arms ammunition in the military is color-coded with a black tip, not a green tip. But that is really irrelevant, and included just to demonstrate their lies.

The proposed Modernize Law Enforcement Protection Act would extend the definition of armor-piercing ammunition to include all bullets that can pierce body armor and be used in handguns.

Since handguns have been chambered in virtually every rifle caliber, and all centerfire and some rimfire rifle bullets can pierce Level II body armor designed only to stop handgun bullets, then this must be recognized as an attempt to ban all rifle ammunition, in every configuration, in every caliber.

That, of course, is their goal. Republicans have filed a bill to prevent similar ammo bans in the future, the Ammunition and Firearms Protection Act.

Vigilantia aeterna.

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