The AR-15 is America’s Favorite Rifle as it’s the most common type of rifle sold today. It’s sold even more thanks to America’s Greatest Gun Salesman, Barack Hussein Obama.
Recently, Obama announced he was making a proposed regulatory rule change to ban the M855 bullet used in 5.56mm rifle ammo that’s been popular with recreational shooters of America’s Favorite Rifle, the AR-15. Obama’s claim: the bullet was “armor piercing” and banning it would protect America’s police.
Here’s a report from the Washington Times:
[White House press secretary] Mr. Earnest called it a “common-sense step.”
“The president has long believed that there are some common-sense steps that we can take … to ensure that we’re protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans while also taking some common-sense steps to prevent people who shouldn’t have guns from getting them,” he said.
Mr. Earnest added, “This seems to be an area where everyone should agree that if there are armor-piercing bullets available that can fit into easily concealed weapons, that it puts our law enforcement at considerably more risk.”
A Fraternal Order of Police executive director gutted the Obama regime’s claim, saying the ban is unnecessary as the ammo isn’t being used against police currently, nor is that likely to change with the growing popularity of large AR-15-style pistols.
(Washington Examiner) – A top police representative on Tuesday said that there is no history of criminals using a round popular among AR-15 rifle shooters against officers, undermining the Obama administration’s argument for banning the 5.56 M855 “lightgreen tip.”
“Any ammunition is of concern to police in the wrong hands, but this specific round has historically not posed a law enforcement problem,” said James Pasco, executive director of the Washington office of the Fraternal Order of Police, the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members.
He told Secrets that the round used mostly for target practice “is not typically used against law enforcement.”
The proposed ban has also drawn the ire of a bipartisan majority of House members.
It’s also worth noting that not a single police officer has been killed with the M855 bullets.