Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives seeks to ban ‘armor piercing’ ammo, and it will affect gun control in this nation.
The National Rifle Association is concerned the newly proposed ban on “armor piercing” ammo will greatly affect gun control in America. Last month the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives moved to ban the 5.56 M855 “green tip” ammunition used by AR-15 rifle, as it’s a threat to police safety.
NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, spoke to Lou Dobbs about this issue. LaPierre told Dobbs that if this round is banned, it’s likely larger rounds will also become illegal, adding, “If [Obama] can ban that, because it pierces soft body armor, he can also ban the .30-06, a really popular hunting cartridge, he can ban the other two hunting cartridges there, the .300 Win Mag, the .375. He can ban every cartridge in between. That in fact under this standard he can ban all rifle cartridges because all of them pierce soft body armor.”
Rifle ammo is exempt from the ban due to its rare appearance in crimes, and local police agree the ban is unnecessary.
LaPierre argued the ban is likely to take effect; “I think he’s going to proceed. The next 700 days are the most dangerous days in the history of the Second Amendment.”
More about gun control, here.