New Bill Would Stop ATF Ammo Regulation

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New Law Would Strip ATF Of Ammunition Regulation Power

One Year Later

By Tim Devaney – The Hill 


New gun legislation would push back against a controversial policy from the Obama administration effectively banning armor-piercing ammunition.


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) proposed last week to prohibit gun companies from manufacturing and selling 5.56mm projectiles for M855


cartridges that provide ammunition for AR-15 rifles.


But the move is causing an uproar among Republicans, who suggest it would trample on hunters’ Second Amendment rights.


The Protecting Second Amendment Rights Act, introduced Friday by Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), would roll back the ATF’s power to regulate ammunition.


“The Obama administration’s proposal would unilaterally strip law-abiding hunters and sportsmen of their Second Amendment rights,” Rooney said in a statement.


“Congress has made its intentions clear that this ammunition is for sporting purposes and should not be restricted. We cannot and we will not stand by while the Obama administration tramples on the Constitution, the rule of law, and the Second Amendment rights of hunters.”


It is good to see lawmakers in Washington making an effort to curb the power of the ATF. The decision to ban the popular green tip ammo has been received with considerable disdain and anger from AR-15 users. Rep. Tom Rooney is entirely correct when he says that this ban would effectively infringe on our second amendment rights.

This bill will need your support and we encourage you to call your local rep and senators and inform them that you expect them to support this bill. Any new legislation that takes power away from obsolete organizations like the ATF is usually good legislation. Let’s protect our right as gun owners, and make sure these ammo bans stop as a backdoor measure to gun control.

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