So about two weeks ago, a bunch of states attorneys general tried to create some buzz and pressure the Biden regime to block sales of 5.56 ammunition from the Lake City Army Ammunition plant in Nevada.  Well, not quite two weeks into it and it surely seems as though their virtue-signaling stunt failed to fire.

Yep, it wasn’t even a damp squib.

Sure NY Attorney General Letitia James hates the thought of everyday Americans owning firearms.  She works tirelessly to attack gun owners at every turn, including trying to run the NRA out of business. As if her current civil corruption trial of Wayne LaPierre isn’t enough, she launched a new front in her war for civilian disarmament: surplus Lake City 5.56 ammo.

She’s partnered with 19 other state attorneys general to prod the Biden Administration to shut down civilian sales of excess Lake City 5.56×45 ammunition. While that might not sound like a big deal, that ammo represents 30% of civilian sales of that flavor of AR-food.

Illinois Kwame Raoul characterized that particular caliber of ammunition as “military grade” ammo.  As if that’s a bad thing.  Why again is the 2nd Amendment in the Constitution?

Fortunately their efforts have failed.  Everyday Americans – the little people – still have choices of affordable ammunition for self-defense and personal protection.  Even as Letitia James and these other blue state attorneys general play politics with your right to self-defense.

Here’s Letitia James’ press release:

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James led a multistate coalition of 20 attorneys general calling on the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention to investigate recent reports that a federally funded contractor has produced military-grade ammunition for sale to civilians, including to perpetrators of horrific recent mass shootings. Attorney General James and the coalition sent a letter asking the Office to investigate how a facility overseen by the U.S. Army, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (Lake City), produced billions of rounds of ammunition that were sold on the civilian market, and asked the Office to ensure that future military production contracts prohibit the sale of military-subsidized weapons and ammunition to civilians.

“Military-grade weapons and ammunition do not belong in our homes or in our communities,” said Attorney General James. “Ammunition made at Lake City has been used to kill American civilians in devastating recent mass shootings, including the Tops Supermarket massacre in Buffalo. The continued sale of this ammunition on the private market puts everyone at risk. I’m proud to join with my fellow attorneys general to raise this important issue and help ensure that weapons of war don’t make their way onto our streets.” 

Lake City is a manufacturing facility operated by a private contractor and overseen by the U.S. Army. It is one of the country’s largest manufacturers of military ammunition, able to produce some 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition per year, much of it for use in AR-15-style rifles. Its commercial operations have sold billions of rounds onto the civilian market, and recent reporting from the New York Times has shown its products have been used in mass shootings and other crimes.

The coalition of attorneys general notes that Lake City rounds have become the “ammunition of choice” for use in mass shootings, citing shootings at Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, as recent examples where Lake City rounds were used. The Buffalo mass shooter even praised Lake City ammunition as “the best barrier penetration ammo I can get.” 

The federal government has invested over $860 million to improve production at Lake City, meaning taxpayer funds are subsidizing production of these dangerous rounds sold to civilians. The coalition led by Attorney General James is calling on the White House of Gun Violence Prevention to investigate the contracting and manufacturing practices that led to military-grade rounds being sold to civilians, issue a public report with recommendations about how to keep military ammunition out of civilian hands, and take steps over the long term to ensure that future production contracts prohibit the sale of military weapons and ammunition to civilians.

Joining Attorney General James in sending the letter to the White House are the attorneys general of Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawai‘i, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia. 

Attorney General James has consistently taken action to stop gun violence and protect communities by limiting the spread of dangerous weapons. Earlier in December, Attorney General James led a multistate coalition of attorneys general supporting a new ATF rule to limit unlicensed gun sales. In November, Attorney General James successfully defended against Second Amendment challenges in six cases in the New York State Court of Appeals involving gun possession charges. In May, Attorney General James sued a gun accessory manufacturer that aided the Buffalo mass shooter. In April, Attorney General James took action to remove more than 3,000 guns off New York’s streets in a single day through the first-ever statewide gun buyback program. In March, Attorney General James and the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force took down a firearm and drug trafficking operation that illegally sold guns, including ghost guns and assault weapons, in New York City. Also in March, Attorney General James secured a court order banning 10 gun distributors from selling and shipping ghosta gun parts into New York. In June 2022, Attorney General James sued 10 national gun distributors for bringing ghost gun parts into New York.

You can check out this three-minute video about the Lake City plant.

8 thoughts on “IL Attorney General Kwame Raoul and other AGs fail to get civilian sales of Lake City 5.56 ammo shut down”
  1. How did the world turn before, and how will it turn after, AG James? Sounds like stunt & propaganda for higher office.

  2. Is there data to support the claim that ammo from this plant killed citizens? Or is this a stretch? We know what caliber was used but do we know where it was manufactured?

    1. Likely they found some Lake City brass at some shooting, and went off the deep end as they always do.
      God help us if this miserable cvnt ever finds her way to the Supreme Court alongside Cornrow Jackson and her intellectually challenged sidekicks. Bad enough we have three of these morons there now.

  3. Gentlemen, this is why I am switching from the AR15 format to the AR10 format. The AR10 is 5 levels safer than the AR15. Also, I really do not need that military 5.56 NATO round. The much safer .308 Winchester has been a trusted hunting caliber for years. I say this and have posted the prior sentences to anti gun types for quite a while. They have no clue. Some even agree that since the .308 Winchester is a well established hunting caliber that it is much safer than the military 5.56 NATO until I pull out a couple live rounds and ask them which is which.

    1. Big fan of the 7.62x51mm myself. It was my first centerfire rifle and remains my go to even 40 years later. I prefer the H&K roller-locking action to the AR10, but both are fine platforms. I own 5.56x45mm as well, but I will always be partial to the big .308 round over its smaller companion.

  4. The article does not indicate how we know they failed. Was an official statement made directing Raoul the Tool and his entourage to Fuck Right Off? If they haven’t been successful in just two weeks, what makes you think they are done screwing with gun owners on this point?

    All I see is some self-serving bullshit from Comrade Teesha tooting her own horn about dismantling the Constitution repeatedly. I see no evidence at all that we won anything here. Has she been legally enjoined from this action?

  5. The ammunition killed no one, the mentally ill shooter who should have been committed to a mental institution killed. We don’t live in a democracy either.

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