"Wienermobile" Crashes Into Pole;
Sustains Serious Damage to Bun
Let us offer a small prayer for the weenie…
In more serious business, I got this missive from my good friend Paul Markel at STUDENT OF THE GUN (whom I don's see nearly enough!) that sums up the ATF move on M855 "Green Tip" ammo over the weekend:
With respect and honor to Martin Niemoller...
"They came for the Street Sweepers, but I was not a Street Sweeper owner so I said nothing. Then they came for the Kalashnikovs, but I was not a Kalashnikov owner so I said nothing. They came for 7N6 5.45x39 and then the M855, but again I said nothing. They came for me and there was no one left to speak."
To borrow a phrase from the Great Fool in the White House, let me be clear — this action is part and parcel of the coordinated Obama attack on gun rights that will continue until he is dragged kicking and screaming from the People's House. This is what we can expect for the next 2 years, from all directions.
I do want to make yet another point here…I've already seen how quick we are to point fingers…at ourselves. I've already seen at least one blogpost that suggests it's all Sig Sauer's fault, since they "poked the bear in the eye" with the Sig Brace. Nonsense. Part of the attacks we are facing will be aimed at driving wedges into the gun culture. I've published this quote from the movie Blue Collar before, but I think it's important that we truly understand the message: They'll do anything to keep you on their line. They pit the lifers against the new boys, the old against the young, the black against the white — EVERYBODY to keep us in our place.
Also keep in mind that the government, quite specifically Erick Holder and Hillary Clinton, were perfectly willing countenance the potential slaughter of hundreds of Mexican nationals to make a run on the Second Amendment. Given that, do you think for a moment our enemies need an excuse to attack us?
This from the NRA ILA:
In a move clearly intended by the Obama Administration to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and other .223 caliber general purpose rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives unexpectedly announced today that it intends to ban commonplace M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.”
The decision continues Obama’s use of his executive authority to impose gun control restrictions and bypass Congress.
It isn’t even the third week of February, and the BATFE has already taken three major executive actions on gun control. First, it was a major change to what activities constitute regulated “manufacturing” of firearms. Next, BATFE reversed a less than year old position on firing a shouldered “pistol.” Now, BATFE has released a “Framework for Determining Whether Certain Projectiles are ‘Primarily Intended for Sporting Purposes’ Within the Meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(c)”, which would eliminate M855’s exemption to the armor piercing ammunition prohibition and make future exemptions nearly impossible.
Here's more background from David Hardy at OF ARMS AND THE LAW:
What are the odds of that?
I have some trouble understanding how the M855 fits the statutory definition of AP ammo. It has a two-part core, with a steel penetrator in front and a lead core behind it, under the standard copper-alloy jacket…Obviously, real the whole thing. Bob Owens at BEARING ARMS has a fix, but here is the issue — the simple fix requires the Republicans in Congress to DO WHAT THE HELL WE ELECTED THEM TO DO, to stop the Obama agenda n its tracks….
What are the odds of that?