Paul Bedard reports in the Washington Examiner that the administration is fast-tracking a ban on 5.56 mm ammunition used for AR-15s, driving up the price on a once-affordable product.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has already weighed in on the growing controversy, tweeting Thursday night that “President Obama is proposing another reckless executive action. This time, backdoor gun control.”
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is demanding answers on the abrupt bullet ban:
Obama is “taking his pen and his cellphone and, through the ATF, is trying to ban the second most popular ammunition that is used in that rifle.”
The ATF claims the ammunition might be used on law enforcement, in a handgun, so it doesn’t need any stinking new law, relying instead on the Gun Control Act to propose the ban.
It’s dangerous reasoning, but that’s what this government does best.