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Massie Amendment Prevents ATF from Banning Bullets

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It’s become increasingly clear that we shouldn’t trust President Obama’s friends at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Earlier this year, the ATF proposed a rule that would have banned commonly used rifle ammunition. In an attempt to scare the American public, the ATF claimed that “armor piercing (AP)” ammunition was being used to kill police officers and should be banned. In reality, the specific ammo in question—M855 5.56x45mm NATO—is just an average sporting rifle cartridge used by sportsmen, hobbyists, and firearm enthusiasts alike. It turned out that the ATF had no basis for its cop-killing claims.

Fortunately, freedom-loving Americans pushed back. Over 310,000 comments were submitted to the ATF about this backdoor attempt to unilaterally ban M855. Realizing that Congress wouldn’t allow the ban to stand, the ATF backed down.

However, the ATF left the door open to banning the ammunition in the future.

Enter Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY), a staunch defender of our Second Amendment rights, Chairman of the Second Amendment Caucus, and a strict adherent to the U.S. Constitution. Sensing that the ATF may attempt a similar ban in the future, he decided to propose an amendment that would prevent similar ploys to restrict our ammo options.

Yesterday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly adopted the Congressman’s amendment – House Amendment 341– to H.R. 2578, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016.

The language of the Amendment reads as follows:

None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to treat ammunition as armor piercing for purposed of chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, except for ammunition designed and intended for use in a handgun (in accordance with 18 U.S.C. section 921(a)(17)).

In layman’s terms, this means that the ATF will not be able to use its funds to ban any type of “armor piercing” rifle ammunition. Therefore, the M855 ball ammunition that it sought to ban earlier this year, will be protected from any further attempts by the ATF to ban it.

This is a huge victory for the Second Amendment, ammunition manufactures, and individuals that believe in preserving liberty.

Hats off to Congressman Massie and his staff for continuing to support our Second Amendment rights and fighting the overbearing government agencies that continually seek to strip us of our freedom.

On the other hand, Representative Peter King, the infamous New York “Republican” who pretends to care about the U.S. Constitution, voted against this amendment. Be sure to give his office a call, and let them know how you feel: (202) 225-7896.


Source: http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/19241-massie-prevents-atf-funds-from-banning-bullets


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