Now that the ATF has put on hold it’s plan to outlaw the popular M855 cartridge, who’s ready for a proposal from anti-gun Dems to even further restrict the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans?

Rep. Steve Israel (D, NY-03), that’s who.

Here’s an excerpt from a press releases from Israel’s office on just what he wants to ban next (emphasis ours):

After the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) caved to the gun lobby and delayed a proposal to ban “green tip” ammunition, Congressman Steve Israel (NY-03) called on ATF to reevaluate the decision and immediately ban 5.56 mm M855 green tip ammunition, commonly referred to as “armor-piercing” or “cop-killer” bullets. Additionally, Rep. Israel announced the Modernize Law Enforcement Protection Act that would extend the definition of armor-piercing ammunition to include all bullets that can pierce body armor and be used in  handguns. Later this week, Rep. Israel will join colleagues to send a letter to ATF Director Todd Jones asking that he immediately review the proposal and ban armor-piercing ammunition.

And here’s a brilliant, lower-the-boom fact-check and explainer from Bob Owens at our sister outlet Bearing Arms on what this proposal really means:

Facts matter. As does this:

Owens also explained how Israel’s bill will affect many other types of ammunition:

You see, here’s the key: Because Israel wants to ban “all bullets that can pierce body armor and be used in handguns,” any size cartridge that could fit into the “handgun” model of the AR-15 would end up getting banned, too:

Some examples of popular ammo that would be banned, according to Owens:

Owens continued with many other examples, but here’s the macro point. In effect, this wold ban most ammunition sold for rifles:

You can see read Owens’ entire list over on his timeline.



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