The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, at Emperor Obama’s request, has announced that it is going to fast-track a ban on 5.56 ammo.
This behind-the-back-of-Congress maneuver targets one of the most-used rounds for the best-selling rifle in the country.
And you have no one to thank for it but Barack Obama and the thousands of enablers who allow this tyrant to continue to reside in the White House.
Since long before he was elected president, some critics spotted this coming. Indeed, it was hard not to, as Obama and his supporters have always been straightforward about wanting to ban guns, ammunition and accessories, even while lying with straight faces about not doing so.
Not only is a gun ban and eventual confiscation the proverbial train coming down the tracks, it’s a really humongous train with Godzilla as the little plastic ornament on the dashboard.
According to the Washington Examiner, Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte (which is really just a wonderful name) sent a nasty letter to the BATFE, demanding to know WTF (and order a BLT HTM) was the deal with the surprise ammo ban and why aren’t they going through Congress.
“The Obama administration was unable to ban America’s most popular sporting rifle through the legislative process, so now it’s trying to ban commonly owned and used ammunition through regulation,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA (MAS — more alphabet soup), the policy arm of the National Rifle Association, which is working with Goodlatte to gather signatures opposing Obama’s unconstitutional actions.
The 5.56 ammo in question is typically used for target shooting. However, because it is capable of penetrating standard soft body armor (as many legal rounds are), Obama’s plan is to reclassify the rounds as “armor-piercing,” and thus illegal.
The BATFE (PDQ ASAP LGBTQ BDSM SNAFU …) — the bureau — claims that because the round can be used in handguns, it is therefore dangerous to police and must be banned.
But the feds could keep buying it, of course.
The usual harem of leftist wags are already warming up their excuses for this (once again) illegal power grab: Our police are being slaughtered in the streets (just watch, they’re going to love cops this month; on this issue only); nobody needs armor-piercing “assault” rounds to hunt a deer; it’s not unconstitutional because the Second Amendment says Congress shall make no law, not the president.
It will all be as well-reasoned and fact-based as global warming.
And on the right, I’m hearing a lot of concern, with the ubiquitous language about hurting sportsmen and hunters.
To heck with that. Let’s call this what it is, a naked assault on Americans’ rights to defend themselves against a tin-horn despot who thinks he was elected king.
This country got its start when it fought to get rid of one king. Why on Earth are modern Americans so eager to put a new king on the throne we yanked the last one from?
If it really comes to it, we all should be prepared to fight to preserve our freedoms. Sadly, that may include fighting our neighbors, friends and family who have been seduced by the charlatan in the White House.
Molon labe, Kenyan. Molon labe.