ATF at it again: ATF Chief says all 5.56 rounds are a Threat to Public Safety

A couple days back we warned that the ATF’s apparent about face on the M855 Ammunition ban was nothing more than a smokescreen; today, the ATF ratcheted up their rhetoric signaling they will be going after more than just the M855 round.

Just days after putting a temporary hold on the M855 Ammo ban, B. Todd Jones, the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) told a Senate Appropriations Committee meeting that all types of the 5.56 ammunition used by shooters pose a threat to police as more people buy the AR-15-style pistols.

“Any 5.56 round” is “a challenge for officer safety,” he said. Jones asked lawmakers to help in a review of a 1986 bill written to protect police from so-called “cop killer” rounds that largely exempted rifle ammo like the 5.56 because it has been used by target shooters, not criminals.

They are coming after all 5.56 AR15 Ammo

While many even in the firearms community continue to ignore the threat, reasoning the government would never attempt to ban the popular ammunition, all you have to do is listen to their own words to understand what they plan on doing.

Last week White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that a ban on this type of ammunition is just common sense, and said “if there are armor piercing bullets that can be fit into easily concealed weapons” then banning them is a “common sense step that the government can take.”

According to the White House and the ATF, all 5.56 AR15 ammo is now considered dangerous, because of the fact that it can be used in the AR15 pistol platform – something that is hardly concealable, but is being used to push the ban.

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16 Comments

  1. The government (ATF) creates an “ammo scare” and then uses the NSA computers to collect data on who buys it using credit card data. The buyer is put into a file and tracked using his cell phone data. Where he goes, who he visits, and what he buys. Patterns being set up to track the “right” people. This is leagal if you read the fine print of your credit and cell contracts. Even if it was not “leagal” they would make it so in the name of Homeland Security. Patterns establish and it is calculated in a micro second how many troops are needed in any area to take away whatever they ( government ) wants. In the name of confusion of patriot loving his country and not the government. Think about that last statement. Who is a patriot?

  2. People need to start standing up against the illegal stuff our own government is pulling on us, We the people have the right to keep and bare Arms, Which is a right that was given to us by our fore fathers, And shall not be infringed upon, And it says that we as free citizens have the right to keep and bare any firearms and ammunition, To protect of from our enemies foreign and domestic, So with the Government want to place Bans or limitations on Ammo and what kinds of guns the free law abiding citizens of this country can own, They are infringing on the rights that our fore fathers have fought and died for, And we need to all stand up now and make our government work for us, The tax paying Americans that pay there wages, So We the people need to stick together and file a petition to have any and all gun laws abolished, As we were granted the rights to be able to own what ever Gun or type of ammo for that firearms that we want to own, And that right shall not be infringed upon by anyone, Call and tell your local Leaders, Governors, Senators, & Congressman how you feel and ask them to fight for your rights instead of stepping on them and crushing our Constitution That our Fore Fathers Fought & Died for.

    • As much as i agree with you, calling our elected officials for the most part would be a waste of time,,,,even the ones that we put into office with our thoughts and ideas have thier minds changed very quick,,they learn if they want something for thier area they must go along with the majority.

  3. The biggest question is why now? Why would they want to choke of the ammo supply at this particular moment? WROL is imenent that is why.

  4. This was not a concern to the government until some retard decided to make a pistol sized AR-15. Dumb To make it public. Should have kept it to himself.

    • This is crazy only way to conceal one of this guns would be with a trench coat and with thatbeing the case you could conceal abt any fire arm. Do people really beleive this BS

    • They have an issue with arrogance,
      Just look at how effective the best trained and equipped military faired in Iraq and Afgahnistan

  5. The forces of tyranny never sleep they operate 24/7. They want to rule forever as a power elite. Once the people accept being disarmed it is all over but the whimpering

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