Thursday, March 12, 2015

THE REAL REASON ATF IS BACKING DOWN FROM GREEN TIP AMMO BAN

In retrospect, the ATF’s attempt at classifying the M855 as armor piercing, says a lot about the government’s long term goals


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by JOSHUA KRAUSE | THE DAILY SHEEPLE | MARCH 12, 2015
After the ATF attempted to add the popular M855 green tip ammo to its list of restricted armor piercing munitions, there was widespread backlash against the move by the public. But barely a week after the ban was proposed, the ATF has already pulled back from its controversial decision. They’ve decided to postpone any action against the M855 round, after receiving 80,000 comments from the public, most of which were “critical” of their proposal.
Yesterday morning, the agency announced on twitter “You spoke, we listened. @ATFHQ plans more study on the proposed AP Ammo exemption framework.” However, the White House, which most gun enthusiasts suspected of being behind the ammo ban, has remained defiant.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest recently stated that “The decision on this matter was made by the ATF” and insisted that President Obama had no role in the ammo ban, and merely supported it after the fact. When he was asked if president’s position on the ban had been effected by the efforts of the gun lobby, he replied in so many words, that the president’s stance remains unchanged.
For now, gun owners should keep in mind that they’re not out of the woods yet. The ATF has shelved their decision, but are still planning to investigate it further. Obama is still just as enthusiastic about restricting gun ownership as he’s ever been, and this underhanded attempt at working around Congress and the Second Amendment is only the beginning.