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Old 02-28-2015, 01:13 AM   #1
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Default 5.56 M-855 Ball Ammunition CALL FOR ACTION!

Contact Congress and ATF:
Oppose 5.56 M855 Ball Ammunition Ban

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has announced it is seeking to ban commonplace 5.56 M855 ball ammunition as "armor piercing ammunition." If you have not already done so, all industry employees, target shooters and gun owners should contact your Member of Congress AND the ATF to oppose this unnecessary ban, which is truly a solution in search of a problem and that raises serious questions about executive agency attitude and overreach. Stopped cold on Capitol Hill, this action appears to be the Obama administration's attempt to pursue gun control by other means. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley are circulating letters in their chambers to demand answers from ATF and as of Thursday evening, your congressman had not yet signed on.

Commonly available steel-core, "green tip" M855 and SS109 rifle ammunition that is primarily intended and regularly used for "sporting purposes," like target shooting, has been exempt from federal law banning armor piercing ammunition for decades. There is no question that the 5.56 ball ammo has been in wide use by law abiding American citizens for sporting purposes.

It is with the increasing prevalence of handgun versions of rifle platforms, that ATF now apparently sees an opening to now ban the widely used M855 and SS109 ammunition.

ATF's proposed "framework" for applying the "sporting purpose" exemption test rewrites the law passed by Congress to disregard the manufacturer's intention that a projectile or cartridge is "primarily intended for a supporting purpose." ATF inappropriately places the focus on how criminals might misuse sporting ammunition in a handgun.

Just as disturbing, language used by ATF in its long white paper refers to criminals as a "consumer group." The implication that the industry purposely sells firearms and ammunition to criminals is misleading and echoes the shopworn charges of the gun control lobby.

Manufacturers will face serious limitations in their ability to develop and market alternative ammunition in other popular hunting rounds, such as .308 rifle hunting ammunition, if ATF's so-called "framework" is adopted. This will have a detrimental effect on hunting nationwide, especially in California where a total ban on traditional ammunition for hunting is being phased in now.


Write or Email your Member of Congress and the ATF today!


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Write or Email your Member of Congress !..........

I have & I do give them a piece of my mind just about every day !...........
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Don't anyone think for a second that King Hussein's attack on our 2d Amendment rights will stop here.

Stay vigilent and stay loud!

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Don't anyone think for a second that King Hussein's attack on our 2d Amendment rights will stop here.

Stay vigilent and stay loud!

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The attacks will not end. The scary thing, not to jump thread; but, FCC ruling on the net. That 300 plus page, what are the rules and regulations that will be jammed down our throats. Remember, control the folk of communication to the masses. We will not know what is coming unless we have insider's spilling the beans. They do not want the public to be alerted to what is going on. At the current moment in time, we are aware of their intentions.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION! *MAKE YOUR CONTACTS IT IS VERY IMPORTANT!
If Obama and the clowns get by with this, it is only the beginning!
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U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is busy obtaining the signatures of his colleagues on a Senate letter to ATF Director B. Todd Jones opposing the Obama administration's effort to ban 5.56 M855 "Green Tip" ammunition. More than half of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives, some 239 in all, signed a similar letter. The House letter calls into question the reasoning, manner and fast-track timing behind the bureau's announcement it sought to end the exemption for the ammunition under the sporting purposes test that has been in effect since 1986. See the NSSF Action Alert and email ATF today. You should also email or Tweet your Member of Congress.
•CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS WRITE ATF . . . The American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP), a consortium of 42 organizations representing more than six million individual members, today sent a letter to ATF Director Jones expressing concern about how the proposed framework will impact the amount of Pittman-Robertson excise taxes collected on the sale of ammunition, which provides vital funding for wildlife management activities across the country. That letter follows one from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) also asking for a comment-period extension (90 days) and which notes "… Not only does this run the risk of decreasing interest and participation in these sports as ammunition choices become more limited and more expensive, but as participation potentially decreases, so do sales of taxable goods and hunting licenses." Earlier, NSSF also called for an extension of the comment deadline. Read the NSSF letter.
•THE WHITE HOUSE SNEAK PLAY . . . A late Friday news dump before the long February President's Day holiday weekend is a sure sign extra effort is being made to obscure something big, as is the case with the ATF's proposal to end the sporting use exemption for M855 ammo. "The proposed change represents a massive overreach by the Obama administration," writes the NSSF's Larry Keane. "It confirms that the White House is willing to try virtually anything to pursue its gun control agenda in defiance of Congress and existing law. This time they are hiding in plain sight behind ATF and the agency's rule-making authority."
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U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is busy obtaining the signatures of his colleagues on a Senate letter to ATF Director B. Todd Jones opposing the Obama administration's effort to ban 5.56 M855 "Green Tip" ammunition.
Grassley has sent his letter.

http://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-52-senators-condemn-atf-framework-limiting-sporting-ammo

52 Republican Senators joined him in his efforts to save the Second Amendment. That's correct, all 52 Senators were Republipukes, not a single Democrat came forward to sign this letter.

Good thing many of us didn't stay home on election day and did what needed to be done.

For all you couch sitters out there, tell me again how there is not a dimes worth of difference between a Republican and a Democrat?
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Yay the ban proposal got dropped
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I was glad to hear that the proposal was dropped. While I agree that on many topics there is not much difference between Republicans and Democrats, the 2nd Amendment is one area where there is a clear distinction.

I would recommend contacting the Senators that signed the letter to the ATF to thank them for protecting our rights.
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ATF announced today that it will not move forward with its proposed framework to ban commonplace 5.56 M855 "green tip" ammunition at this time while it reviews the record number (more than 80,000) comments it has received so far. ATF will continue to accept comments through March 16. NSSF, as the trade association for the firearms industry, looks forward to engaging in a dialogue with ATF to address this issue that led to the now withdrawn proposal. Our industry members hope to meet consumer demand in bringing alternative ammunition products to the market and to continue to sell the popular M855 rifle target ammunition. NSSF continues to strongly urge ATF to grant 32 long-pending petitions to exempt alternative rifle ammunition designed and intended for the hunting market.
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Trying to ban the green tips was like shearing a pig - lots of screaming and little wool. The ATF chose practical over formal, this time.
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