WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) has joined with 238 Members of Congress to raise concerns about the Administration’s backdoor ban on AR-15 ammo. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced a “Framework” under which it may ban the manufacturing or importation of AR-15 ammunition known as “green tips.” Long exempted under federal law for sporting purposes, the ban of “green tips” would impose unduly restrictive standards and interfere with the Second Amendment.
“This is another Obama Administration attack on the Constitution, specifically the Second Amendment,” said Congressman Farenthold. “These executive power grabs must stop. When will the President realize that our rights are derived from our Creator and guaranteed by our Constitution?”
Note: Full text of the letter sent to the ATF raising these concerns can be found here.