Chris Cox, the National Rifle Association's top lobbyist, falsely claimed that a recent move by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to ban a type of armor-piercing ammunition is motivated by animus towards women. In fact, the proposal aims to protect law enforcement officers.
On February 13 the ATF published a letter describing its intent to ban the importation and manufacture of a type of armor-piercing ammunition commonly called "green tip" that is used in AR-15 and other "AR-type" assault weapons. Because the "green tip" round contains a steel penetrator, it is more powerful than some other types of ammunition used in such firearms, and its use is already banned at some shooting ranges, including the NRA's.
The ATF is moving to ban "green tip" because it can penetrate a law enforcement officer's body armor when fired from a pistol. While in the past "green tip" ammunition was subject to an ATF exemption, the agency has become concerned in recent years over the growing popularity of AR-15-style pistols that accept "green tip" ammunition.
He then claimed that the move was motivated because the Obama administration allegedly doesn't like that women use AR-15 rifles, saying, "They're banning that ammo because they don't like the fact that women like the adjustable stock and the low recoil" found on the AR-15 platform. In urging supporters to oppose the ATF's move, Cox added, "if we stick together and stick to the right message we can turn this thing back around."
this has got to be the dumbest thing i've ever heard in my life, armor piercing bullets are self explanatory they are made to pierce armor worn by military and police. to make a suggestion that this WH has some kind of animosity toward women because they like a certain type of weapon, they will accuse of what they do but deny it if you reverse the allegation, it's for those who don't challenge what they are told and will go away with a new hate point for the Progressives that want them to stop killing their children and themselves.
In fact, the ATF's stated motivation is the safety of law enforcement officers, not an attempt to limit women's use of the AR-15. As the ATF's letter explains, the agency regulates the importation and manufacture of armor piercing ammunition pursuant to the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act of 1985, a piece of bipartisan legislation signed into law by President Ronald Reagan.
OOP'S!!!!! THEY DO IT AND TRY TO SWEEP THE DIRT UNDER THE ADMINS RUG CLINTON SAID TAKES A LOT OF BRASS BUT THIS JUST TAKES A IGNORANT ARROGANCE TO THINK THEY CAN SAY THIS AND NOT BE SEEN AS LYING?