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Obama's Power Grab to Ban Ammo in Full Swing. Only YOU Can Stop Him!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Obama's Power Grab to Ban Ammo in Full Swing. Only YOU Can Stop Him!

In a familiarly troubling pattern, the Obama administration’s wanton crusade against the Second Amendment marches on.  You must act NOW if we are to stop them in their tracks!

 

In an attempt to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and other .223 caliber general purpose rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) is moving to ban a whole class of common rifle ammunition with a radical reinterpretation of a nearly 30-year-old law regulating so-called “armor piercing” ammunition. The BATFE’s new “Framework” would prohibit the manufacturing, importation, and sale of M855 ball ammunition, one of the most popular cartridges for the AR-15, the most popular rifle in America.  The Obama Administration's repeated attempts to outlaw the AR-15 and other firearms have been unsuccessful, so they're attempting to do what they see as the next best thing--ban one of the most popular types of ammunition the AR-15 uses. 

Urge Your Lawmakers to Sign the Congressional Letters to ATF!

In an effort to thwart BATFE's attempted action, NRA has worked with U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to draft letters to BATFE expressing the lawmakers' opposition to the proposed framework. Use our online tool to strongly urge your lawmakers to sign the letters and protect our Second Amendment rights by putting a stop to this action!

WRITE YOUR LAWMAKERS

 

To thwart BATFE's attempted action, NRA has worked with members of both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate to draft letters to BATFE expressing the lawmakers' opposition to the proposed Framework. Efforts in the House were led by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.  To read a copy of the House letter, please click this link.  Efforts in the Senate were spearheaded by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  To read a copy of the Senate letter, please click this link.  NRA would like to thank Rep. Goodlatte and Sen. Grassley for their leadership and quick action on this critically important issue.

NRA will be submitting its own detailed comments to BATFE in opposition to the ban and is continuing to work with Members of Congress on legislation that will put a stop to this abuse. 

It cannot be overstated--gun owners and other affected members of the public must act now to help ensure BATFE does not get away with this latest attempt to deprive Americans of ammunition for their favorite rifle and to squeeze ammunition markets between converging bans on both lead and non-lead ammunition. 

BATFE is accepting comments on their proposed ban and will consider all comments received on or before March 16, 2015.  Please be sure to submit your respectful comments in opposition to the ban.

Comments will only be considered by BATFE if received by March 16, 2015. They may be submitted in any of three ways:

 

 

 

  1. Via email at [email protected] (follow the instructions at the link for submitting comments).
  2. Via fax at (202) 648-9741.
  3. Via mail to Denise Brown, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226: ATTN: AP Ammo Comments.

 

For more detailed information on how you can submit your comments to BATFE online, please click this link.

 

Finally, please contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to sign Rep. Goodlatte's letter, and please contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to sign Sen. Grassley's letter to OPPOSE BATFE's proposed "armor piercing" ammunition Framework.  To contact your lawmakers by phone, please call the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or click here to Write Your Lawmakers.

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