OK then–what has changed in this supposed threat to law enforcement officers since 1986, when BATFE granted the exemption? According to that agency, the change is the appearance on the civilian market of pistols that can fire the round–pistols that unlike the single-shot models generally recognized as intended for sport, and not of much interest to people with nefarious, violent intentions, are repeaters. That, the BATFE tells us, is the difference …
“Millions upon millions of M855 rounds have been sold and used in the U.S., yet ATF has not even alleged – much less offered evidence – that even one such round has ever been fired from a handgun at a police officer.” And if the BATFE has no evidence of that, they certainly have no evidence of such a round having been fired from a handgun through an officer’s body armor–the “threat” that supposedly justifies the ban.
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In the final analysis, to be free, we the people must have the means to present a credible threat to those who would presume to rule us–and to the enforcers of that rule–should they dare to slip the bonds of the Constitutional limits on their power. Ammunition that can penetrate government myrmidons’ armor, usable in a firearm that can be easily concealed, is a part of that threat–and that’s why the Obama regime wants it banned.
Read all of Kurt’s analysis. Several interesting things may be noted about what Kurt has said. I haven’t spent the time to give this proposed ban all the time it deserves, but now that I think about it, the ATF surely must know that their reasons for the proposed ban are at best head-scratching and at worst laughable. If I had decided to go to war against police or anyone else – and I haven’t – I surely wouldn’t choose a SBR or “pistol” (i.e., barrel < 16″) without a stock. An AR pistol, with its buffer tube, is just not concealable, and besides that, I’m not certain what being concealable has to do with anything anyway. We may as well be debating the man in the moon and how he pertains to the price of eggs in China.
Anyway, Kurt cuts through the smoke in his last paragraph. We must have the means – weapons and ammunition – to present a credible threat to those would would abuse authority over us. Green tip ammunition, while not perfect for every scenario, allows increased penetration when it’s necessary (e.g., shooting through glass windows or walls when someone is shooting at us and we don’t want our rounds to ricochet off track).
Via David, here is JPFO’s position on the green tip ban. Yea, yea. It sounds like a lot of bluster to me without any willingness to do anything about it.
Speaking of JPFO, here is a communication from David Codrea:
Over the weekend, I submitted my resignation as a content contributor to and adviser for Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. Here’s why:
Last week, I submitted my article on Mike Vanderboegh’s BamaCarry speech to KeepAndBearArms.com Newslinks, another website SAF bought. It never appeared.
It’s no secret there is hostility between Mike and Alan Gottlieb. And Mike was apparently told by some readers that Alan has forbidden articles by or about him to appear on any properties he controls.
Alan confirmed that was the reason for the piece being banned.
I had previously said that I do not align myself with organizations, but with individuals. JPFO is hanging by a thread in my book, since Kurt Hofmann is the only reason I would have left to pay them any attention whatsoever. IF they lose Kurt, they may as well drop of the face of the planet as far as I am concerned. David’s loss is huge, and I am truly sorry for this loss of income for my friend David.
News that can help shape the political landscape of the gun rights advocacy community was broken last night on the nationally-syndicated Armed American Radio program, when Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, announced GOA will begin scoring politicians on their support or opposition to amnesty for illegal aliens.
Good for Larry. I appreciate his stance on this issue. My views are well known, and align with the idea that immigrants from South of the border are a risk to gun rights.
Handgun “safety instructor” in West Virginia worried about constitutional carry bill. Ya. I’ll bet he is.
Jihadists try to capture a Christian girl, but she had a machine gun. We have the Hughes amendment.