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Majority of U.S. Senators Sign Letter Opposing Obama Administration's Proposed Ban on AR-15 Ammunition

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Majority of U.S. Senators Sign Letter Opposing Obama Administration's Proposed Ban on AR-15 Ammunition

Fairfax, Va. – A majority of the United States Senate has joined 239 members of the United States House of Representatives and the National Rifle Association in opposing the Obama Administration’s attempt to ban commonly used ammunition for the most popular rifle in America, the AR-15. Yesterday, 52 U.S. Senators signed a letter authored by Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), opposing its proposed framework to ban M855 ammunition.

"This letter sends a clear message to President Obama that Congress strongly opposes his attempt to use his pen and phone to thwart the will of the American people and impose gun control,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “The NRA would like to thank Chairman Grassley and all who signed the letter for opposing this unconstitutional attack on our Second Amendment freedoms."

To view Chairman Grassley’s letter, click here.


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