AR-15 Ammo Ban Joins CAP, GOP: Eliminate the ATF has added its voices to the chorus of those calling for the elimination of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), stating it should be “put … out of its misery.”

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Hit Me with Your Best Shot: The Economist’s Epic Fail on Guns

On April 4, The Economist mocked the NRA and Second Amendment supporters with a column that turned out to be an epic fail because it was built on numbers from a debunked Everytown for Gun Safety study, an erroneous claim that “armor piercing” M855 ammo endangers police, and a not-so-veiled attempt to undercut the push to arm women for self-defense on college campuses.

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Dems Pick Up Where ATF Backed Down, Introduce Handgun Ammo Ban

After a week of various Democrats expressing their disbelief that the ATF stopped pursuing a ban on the M855 round for AR-15 rifles, Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) is putting forth a broader ban intended to cover all centerfire “armor piercing”

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Washington Post: Obama Hurts Gun Control Effort By Exaggerating Gun Stats

On March 12, The Washington Post (WAPO) reacted to the failed AR-15 ammo ban, which was one more gun control loss in a string of many others, by suggesting that President Obama is hurting the gun control movement with his hyperbole on gun crime statistics and America’s place in the world among gun-owning countries.


WaPo: Didn’t Take Long for Obama to Lose on Guns Again

On Tuesday, Breitbart News reported that ATF Headquarters announced they were halting their AR-15 ammo ban less than a month after proposing it. That same day, The Washington Post declared: “That didn’t take long.”

UNITED STATES, Salt Lake City : SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JANUARY 15: Ammo and a high capacity 30 round clip sits on the table at the "Get Some Guns & Ammo" shooting range on January 15, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lawmakers are calling for tougher gun legislation …

HuffPo: NRA Keeps ‘Embarrassing’ Gun Control Lobby

On Wednesday, the day after the ATF scrapped its proposed AR-15 ammo ban, the Huffington Post (HuffPo) ran an article claiming one of the reasons the gun control lobby suffers “embarrassing loss” after “embarrassing loss” is because they spend their energies passing sloppy laws and then trying to enforce those laws in an offensive manner.


BREAKING: ATF Halts AR-15 Ammo Ban

Citing overwhelming response to the proposed ban on M855 rounds for the AR-15 rifle, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has announced the ban on the green-tipped round is being halted for now. In a March 10

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GOP Lawmaker Proposes ‘ATF Elimination Act’

In response to the ATF’s determined march toward banning the M855 round for law-abiding citizens, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) has introduced legislation to eliminate the ATF altogether.

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Congressional Opposition to AR-15 Ammo Ban Grows

On March 4, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6th Dist.) and 237 other lawmakers signed and sent a letter to the ATF expressing their opposition to the proposed M855 ammo ban.

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