Monday, March 09, 2015

That Time of Year

Even though it was beautiful outside today, I'm kinda neck deep in corporate taxes (not to mention the podcast)…so no range time for Mikey.

On the plus side, it's looking more and more like the ATF stepped in the poo-poo by acting as B-Ho's antigun utility. Here's an excellent summation of where we stand now from The Federalist:
Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery and later helped lead the abolitionist movement, once remarked, “A man’s rights rest in three boxes. The ballot box, jury box, and the cartridge box.” Unfortunately, Barack Obama’s administration apparently wants to ban the latter without ever putting it to the test at the former.
I've got about another day or so crunching, stomping and obliterating numbers before I can sneak outside and make something go bang.


From the Washington Examiner this AM:
52 senators warn of sweeping ammo bans, say Second Amendment 'at risk' 
A majority in both the Senate and House — 52 senators, 238 House members — have joined to oppose the Obama administration's move to ban a popular type of ammo used in the top-selling AR-15 rifle and pistol because it pierces police body armor. 
A week after the House members, led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, sent a letter of opposition to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley echoed that in his own letter signed by 51 others. 
In their letter, the senators said that the 5.56 M855 "green tip" cartridge was exempted in a 1986 law, along with other rifle ammo from bans on armor-piercing rounds. The reason: popular rifle ammo is typically not used in shootouts with police. 
They also raised new concerns that the administration appears poised for a much wider ammo ban. 
"Second Amendment rights require not only access to firearms but to bullets. If law-abiding gun owners cannot obtain rifle ammunition, or face substantial difficulty in finding ammunition available and at reasonable prices because government entities are banning such ammunition, then the Second Amendment is at risk," said Grassley's letter.


_DonWorsham_ said...

I'll be happy when the snow finally melts and the mud hardens so I can get to my range where I'll enjoy my new Ruger American in .308 with Redfield scope.

ELIMN8U said...

Sen. Grassley has been pretty solid for us back here in IA over the years.