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Why the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Didn’t Outlaw Your Ammunition This Week

March 13, 2015

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms claimed the most popular rifle cartridge in the US was illegal.  That was a huge power grab by the Obama administration.  That claim required the ATF to reinterpret its long standing rules.  And why not.  There is no one to stop President Obama if he pressed forward with an illegal presidential finding.  Certainly the republican senators or congressmen will not stop President Obama.  That leaves me wondering .. who stopped the latest gun grab?

spineless and chinless

Republicans said they might do.. something.  That is a hollow threat.  Remember this is the legislature lead by Representative John Bonner and Senator Mitch McConnell..  Messeurs Spineless and Chinless.  These are the same RINO politicians who voted for Obamacare and supported open borders immigration while they were in the legislative majority.  They could never find the courage to defund the ATF.  Obama set the groundwork to outlaw rifle ammunition in the US.. and a few Republicans wrote a sternly worded letter in reply.

The republicans are posturing politicians and the Obama administration knows it.


This proposed ammunition ban by the ATF opened the door to outlaw all civilian rifle ammunition.  That door remains open.  The director of the ATF, B. Todd Jones, said all 5.56 ammunition is a threat to law enforcement.  So is most rifle ammunition in general.  We should not be surprised by the ATF Director’s comment.  The sentiment comes directly from the community organizer we elected as president.  So what stopped the ATF?

The ammunition grab didn’t go as planned.  The Obama administration assumed the news media would offer unquestioning support.  Instead, the news media actually reported the ammunition grab.. as news.  That is amazing.  I was as shocked  as the Obama administration must have been.

The media actually reported the news and what it meant to American firearms owners.  Suddenly, the Obama ammunition ban became politically dangerous for the ATF.  Their action could galvanize America’s 100 million gun owners into opposition.  Yes, even the gun owning old Fudds who think they are immune from politics could wake up.  Gun owners, that sleeping mass of Americans, might wake up and realize that Obama wants to take their guns after all.  Those “non-political” gun owners are a giant the ATF wants to leave alone.  The ATF wants that giant to sleep soundly.. at least through the next election.  Another 10 million members of the NRA could change an election.  The Obama administration didn’t want to risk that.


The ammunition ban almost woke up the gun owners of the United States.  This ammunition ban almost drove American gun owners to join the National Rifle Association, the Gun Owners of America, and the Second Amendment Foundation.  I say almost.

The gun groups were ready to beat the drum and expand their membership.  The gun groups ran commercials asking people to join them.  The political masters at the ATF do not want to politicize and activate the 100 million gun owners in America.  So who stopped the ATF ammunition grab?

 We did!

The ammunition ban isn’t over.  The ATF will wait until a cop is shot with a rifle.. even if they have to sell the rifle to the criminal.  Then the ATF will return to the main stream media with fresh talking points in hand and propose an ammunition ban.  Count on it.

What should we do?  How can the average Joe and Jane support liberty?  I’m sorry, but it is not by giving money to the Republican Party and its RINOs.  Wake up, America.  Join the National Rifle Association, the Gun Owners of America and the Second Amendment Foundation.  They support liberty and protect our rights.. even when Republican’s don’t.

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  1. Hal H permalink
    March 13, 2015 10:49 pm

    the ATF will wait until they can claim that a cop was shot with a AR Handgun… the handgun is the important part in order to meet the requirements of the Law Enforcement Officer Protection Act, signed by no other than that true bastion of freedom and liberty Ronald Reagan. I don’t disagree that the ATF or one of the other asshats in the white house might just have to provide such a weapon to a criminal in the interest of the “public good”

    As a side note, once the furor died down a bit I did invest in a lifetime membership in the Second Amendment Foundation and would encourage everyone else to join at least one of the groups that are looking out for our interests, i.e. NRA, SAF, FPC, GOA, GOC or any of the others out there…


  2. March 14, 2015 3:40 am

    Reblogged this on The Grey Enigma.



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