As The Fairfield Sun Times shares, Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-MT) blasts an attempt by the Obama Administration to ban AR-15 bullets:
“President Obama does not share Montana’s values, and his Administration has proven they are the biggest domestic threat to the Constitution of the United States of America,” said Zinke. “The founding fathers knew when they drafted the Bill of Rights that the Second Amendment is the one that protects all the others. I fully support the rights of lawful gun and ammo ownership for Montana’s sportsmen and will do everything in my power to stop this measure from taking hold. We have a proud sportsmen heritage in Montana, passing the tradition down for generations. I will not tolerate anyone trying to take that away from us.”
The Washington Examiner: Obama’s AR-15 bullet ban under fire in Congress, 4 of 10 oppose
With lightning speed, opponents of President Obama’s bid to ban a popular cartridge used in the top selling AR-15 semi-automatic rifle have won support from 40 percent of the House of Representatives, and Senate foes are also moving fast to build opposition.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, working with the National Rifle Association, has collected the signatures of 172 House members in just two days on a letter questioning the surprise proposal targeting the 5.56 M855 used by gun enthusiasts, associates told Secrets Saturday.
BATFE wants to classify the ammo as “armor piercing,” making it unlawful to buy once a ban is in effect. The cartridge has been exempt since 1986 largely because it wasn’t seen as one used by criminals. But with the new popularity of AR-style pistols, that opinion has changed, though BATFE has provided no evidence it has been used against police. It is accepting public comment through March 16.
Previous Washington Examiner column: Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle
As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing to put the ban on 5.56 mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.