238 Members Of House Write Letter To ATF Director Opposing Ban On Bullets For AR-15
by James Beattie, Western Journalism More than half of the members of the House of Representatives signed a letter to the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) opposing the Obama administration’s effort to ban ammunition for the AR-15. The AR-15 is the most popular rifle in the United States. The White House said a ban on .223 M855 “green tip” bullets will help save police officers’ lives, The Washington Times reported. “We are looking at additional ways to protect our brave men and women in law enforcement, and believe that this process is valuable for that reason alone,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday. The ATF is currently taking public comments on the proposed ban. 238 members of the House have signed a letter to ATF Director B. Todd Jones opposing the ban on the ammunition. The letter was spearheaded by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). “While the banning of these popular cartridges is the most visible and immediate effect of the ATF’s shifting policy, the ‘Framework’ has other serious implications,” the letter says. It continues: It will, for example, inhibit the development and use of rifle ammunition containing non-lead materials, even as efforts are afoot both at the federal and state levels to impose bans or restrictions on lead ammunition. The eventual collision of these trends could result in drastically reduced options for lawful ammunition users. The full letter can be found here. “This letter sends a clear message to President Obama that Congress opposes his attempt to use his pen and phone to thwart the will of the American people,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA. “Obama said he would enact his gun control agenda ‘with or without Congress.’ He is now trying to make good on that promise.” Share this if you believe in the Second Amendment and do not believe in banning bullets.