White House: Ammo Ban Delayed, but Obama Still Committed to Gun Control

AP Photo/Alex Brandon
AP Photo/Alex Brandon

One day after the AR-15 ammo ban was delayed, White House spokesman Josh Earnest made clear that President Obama is still committed to gun control and is still pursing avenues for more gun control laws.

Earnest stressed Obama’s desire to put “common-sense rules” in place for guns.

According to The Hill, Earnest’s comments follow what Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) referred to as the gun lobby’s “shameful” efforts to block the AR-15 ammo ban. Maloney said, “The gun lobby… successfully worked to block an effort that would keep our communities safer from the threat of gun violence.”

Never mind that the Fraternal Order of Police and various sheriffs around the country said the AR-15 ammo ban was “not necessary.”

But the White House wants everyone to know that despite the ATF’s decision to halt the ban, Obama is not done. In fact, Earnest said Obama’s commitment to “prevent those who shouldn’t have guns from getting them, is as strong as ever.”

Breitbart News previously reported that Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA-5th Dist.) and gun control proponent Gabby Giffords are both committed to more gun control as well. Giffords, especially, believes everyone who wants a gun should have to pass the same background check her attacker passed. And Rep. Thompson wants to require all gun show purchasers to pass the same background check Adam Lanza circumvented.

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