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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mr Obama's new ammuntion ban proposal

Mr Obama's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is charged with banning M855 military ball ammunition.  This type of ammunition is usually found on the civilian market as military surplus.  There is no record of this sort of ammunition being used in crime.  Since the threat doesn't exist, the ban won't even give special protection to law enforcement officers.

You recall that Mr Obama vowed to take action against firearms and their owners.  What he is doing is very small compared to his grand claims.  I doubt he really understands how ill-conceived his action is.  He is seeking to ban an inexpensive source of practice ammunition from the American public.

Remember the 2nd Amendment states that a well regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free state. Obama has apparently forgotten that the American public is the source for of manpower for the American military.  Obama' clumsiness will hamper the ability of the people's militia to practice at all.  This will undermine the secure freedom of the state (in this context, state means government authority).

The ATFE is planning to apply the "sporting purposes" test to M855.  They derive this test from the definitions found in 18 U.S. Code § 921 and restrictions in 18 U.S. Code § 929 (a).  This test shouldn't exist at all.  Since the purpose of an armed population is the protect the free state, where is the sport in shooting at invaders or hostile politicians?

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Mr Obama's cluelessness  sheds light on his inability to understand that the people are the source of authority and power in the free state of America.  We the people must trust each other to show good judgment and act for the common good.  Mr Obama seeks to control us and if we are somehow a threat to ourselves.  Leave us alone, Mr Obama -- we are acting like free people.

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