In an ‘already done deal’, Obama’s ATF imposes back door gun control by banning the most popular caliber round for rifles in America by reclassifying .223 ball ammunition as ‘armor piercing’.
As we are seeing with Obama using his pen and his phone to issue decrees and order his alphabet agencies to take over the internet via the FCC and FEC – the ATF must have received a note and a call from Obama because over the weekend the ATF announced it will issue a federal ban on M855 Ball Ammunition which is the most common caliber round for rifles in the USA. The “ban”circumvents Congress altogether and as with the FCC and FEC Internet takeover – the “cake is baked” and the ban is already a ‘done deal’ and will be implemented next month.
Once this became public over the weekend, .223 caliber AR-15 ammunition has flown off shelves and the cost has skyrocketed at many retail outlets carrying the round.
The goose-stepping stooges at various Leftist forums and blogs are doing backflips of glee over this, calling the dictatorial move “brilliant back door gun control”.
Obama is moving quickly to impose his Communist tyranny and as history teaches, the moment a civilian populace is disarmed by a Socialist government, in short order they find themselves being exterminated.
A notice from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) shows the agency is considering a ban on the popular M855 AR-15 round — by re-categorizing the round as “armor piercing.”
Once categorized as “armor piercing,” sales of the M855 rounds can be restricted or banned altogether under language in the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), which describes marketable ammunition as that which is “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes.”
The ammunition guidelines set forth in the GCA are intended for handguns, but are also being applied to ammunition used in AR-15 rifles because AR-15 pistols fire the same ammunition.
On Friday, the NRA-ILA responded to ATF’s pending ammunition ban, describing it as “a move clearly intended by the Obama administration to repress the acquisition, ownership, and use of AR-15s and other .223 caliber general purpose rifles.” The NRA-ILA made it clear that this is but a “continuation of Obama’s use of his executive authority to impose gun control restrictions and bypass Congress.”
The ATF’s notice makes clear the agency will be accepting “comments for 30 days” prior to finalizing ban.
Who among us is stupid enough to think that the ATF and Obama would be moved to reverse their decision by an overwhelming majority of negative “comments” about this intended ban? If anything it is more likely to get your name on a list for a future raid at their discretion.
The popularity of the AR-15 is the reason it is a target of the Obama regime. That the ATF unexpectedly announced on Friday night, the 13th that it intends to ban commonplace M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” is more of the same M.O. of this tyrannical Imperial dictatorship. It simply makes decrees and enacts “policy” via ‘executive actions’ or “rules changes’. Instead of going through the legislative process as intended, Obama is using executive authority he does not have, to once again impose gun control measures. But as the Leftists are correct in saying – if Obama can get away with his dictatorship and no one will stop his lawlessness, then he has broken no ‘laws’ and instead has made ‘new law’ to supplant an old and ‘ineffective’ Constitution.
All I can say, is what all of us should say now, and forever: