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Friday, April 24, 2015

Congressman Pushes To Revive Ammo Ban

Now that ATF Director B. Todd Jones has left the agency, a Democrat congressman is pushing the acting ATF director to restart efforts to ban M855 ammo.

According to The Hill, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., sent a letter to acting ATF Director Thomas Brandon urging him to “act swiftly” on reviving the ban. “In 2014 alone, 50 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty, a fact that underscores the necessity of the ATF to act swiftly to keep armor-piercing bullets that can be used in pistols off the streets,” Israel wrote in the letter earlier this week.

As we have reported in the past, there is no record of any law enforcement officer ever being killed with M855 ammo shot from an AR-15 “pistol.” If we didn’t know of Rep. Israel’s gun-ban history, we might wonder why he really wants to ban the ammo.