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Than 50 Senators Condemn ATF Proposal to Ban AR-15

Started by walkstall, March 10, 2015, 01:20:00 PM

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walkstall


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Late Monday afternoon, 52 Republican Senators sent a letter to ATF Director B. Todd Jones condemning the agency's latest proposal to ban commonly used AR-15 "green tip" ammunition and slammed the justification being used to do so, saying the legal framework under the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act (LEOPA) doesn't apply.

"Congress in 1986 passed the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act (LEOPA). It did so to protect law enforcement officers from a particular category of bullets – those that could be fired from handguns and pierce police officers' body armor. Because rifle ammunition could also pass through police body armor, and some rifle ammunition could be fired from handguns, LEOPA protected common rifle ammunition by exempting from its scope projectiles "which the Attorney General finds [are] primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes," the letter states (emphasis is mine). "Earlier, ATF recognized the proper scope of LEOPA. ATF has always granted an exemption to the M855 5.56 x 45mm cartridge from the LEOPA ban because it recognized that this ammunition fell squarely within the "sporting purposes" test. It did so because factually, as well as legally under the legislative language, such cartridges were and are widely used by millions of law-abiding gun owners for 'sporting purposes.' These cartridges are prevalent for one of the most commonly possessed rifles, the AR-15. Congress did not, and did not intend to, ban this form of ammunition."


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http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2015/03/10/more-than-50-senators-condemn-atf-proposal-to-banar15-green-tip-ammunition-n1968328
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J Rearden

Not one police officer has been killed by this ammo. Last year they shot 2300 citizen. What is the real reason they want this ammo bannecd.

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Quote from: J Rearden on March 13, 2015, 11:12:09 PM
Not one police officer has been killed by this ammo. Last year they shot 2300 citizen. What is the real reason they want this ammo bannecd.
Marxist gun control, nothing more.
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