If you can’t ban the gun ban the bullets.
President Obama has, through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, proposed a ban on the 5.56 mm ammunition used in the AR-15 rifle under the guise of the bullet being “armor-piercing.”
But many critics, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, are calling the move an end-around that’s really aimed at the popular rifle used by sportsmen and target shooters.
Goodlatte wrote to the bureau Wednesday demanding an explanation for the proposed ban, the Washington Examiner reported.
“This round is amongst the most commonly used in the most popular rifle design in America, the AR-15,” he wrote.
“Millions upon millions of M855 rounds have been sold and used in the U.S., yet ATF has not even alleged — much less offered evidence — that even one such round has ever been fired from a handgun at a police officer.”
Jindal, a Republican, tweeted Thursday, “Banning ammo is the same as banning guns, except it’s less honest.”
Banning ammo is the same as banning guns, except it’s less honest. http://t.co/r6clvRvT6y
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) February 27, 2015
Many in the Twitterverse agreed.
— Orwellian_Dilemma (@Orwells_Dilemma) February 27, 2015
@BobbyJindal @ChooseToBFree A Govt that tries to ban guns, ban ammo, & regulate the Internet definitely has a suspicious agenda. Get ready.
— robert grant (@grantrobertb) February 27, 2015
— Noah Wehrman (@NoahWehrman) February 27, 2015
@BobbyJindal Both are unconstitutional and so damned treasonous as to be provocative of the "next 1776". Sultan Soetoro must know that
— Neill Roy (@Nverdad) February 27, 2015
— Rhonda aka Vix (@Poetvix) February 27, 2015
@BobbyJindal sir, use your seat to try and do something about this. Please.
— RebelliousStripes (@jon_jononymous) February 27, 2015
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