Now that the ATF has put on hold itâs plan to outlaw the popular M855 cartridge, whoâs ready for a proposal from anti-gun Dems to even further restrict the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans?
Rep. Steve Israel (D, NY-03), thatâs who.
Hereâs an excerpt from a press releases from Israelâs 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 âgreen tipâ 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 âarmor-piercingâ or âcop-killerâ 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 Â 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 hereâs 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 Israelâs bill will affect many other types of ammunition:
You see, hereâs the key: Because Israel wants to ban âall bullets that can pierce body armor and be used in handguns,â any size cartridge that could fit into the âhandgunâ 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 hereâs the macro point. In effect, this wold ban most ammunition sold for rifles:
You can see read Owensâ entire list over on his timeline.