Will Obama be Forced to Swallow a Repeal of the AR-15 Ammo Ban?

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Will Obama be Forced to Swallow a Repeal of the AR-15 Ammo Ban?
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- ACTION: Click here to contact your Senators and Represenatative and urge them to support a repeal of ATF’s AR-15 ban.

And tell them to vote against the DHS funding bill — specifically, urging your Senators to vote against any cloture motion that would facilitate it.

ATF’s Ban on common AR-15 ammo

As GOA activists know, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently proposed a ban on “green tip” AR-15 ammo.

The ban is completely lawless and unconstitutional, and there are legislators who want to fight the ban.

At least one Republican office is considering an amendment to block Obama's illegal AR-15 ammunition ban by attaching it to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill.

But if you’ve been watching the news, you know that there is a royal battle right now over this bill because of Obama’s Executive Amnesty, something that GOA has reported on before.

Executive Amnesty Threatens Gun Owners’ Rights

To provide some context, Barack Obama initiated the controversy by unconstitutionally and unlawfully using “executive action” to give amnesty to 5,000,000 people illegally in this country.

How do we know it's illegal? Because Barack Obama himself had said repeatedly that it would be illegal, and now a federal court has said the same.

And, to give you a sense of what stake the Second Amendment community has in this battle, we will quote liberal anti-gun Oregon Democratic Congressman Kurt Schrader, who confidently opined that this fight “will decide who is in charge of this country for the next 20 or 30 years.”

In other words, if you add another 5-8,000,000 anti-gun voters to the rolls, we can kiss the Second Amendment good-bye.

But, to get back to our story, Obama “decreed” an amnesty last year which he himself had pronounced unlawful.

And his primary (unspoken) defense was that the Police Chief (Eric Holder) worked for him and the newly-packed federal courts would, generally, do what he told them to do.

In December, Republicans had their best chance to defeat Obama’s Executive Amnesty. But as many of you will remember, House Speaker John Boehner caved and said that Republicans would fight the battle in February.

Well, we warned Republicans in December that the fight to kill the anti-gun amnesty would be a lot harder if they put it off until February (this week).

After all, we know that if Republicans send Obama a DHS funding bill with NO monies for amnesty, that the President will veto it. And this, of course, means that the Department of Homeland Security sends all non-essential employees home.

How does that help the cause, knowing that in order to defeat amnesty, we’re refusing to pay our border agents? We simply chop off our nose to spite our face.

McConnell Surrenders and Retreats

Making the best out of a less than ideal situation, the House of Representatives has now used its “power of the purse” to do one simple and obvious thing: The House-passed appropriations (money) bill funded all of America’s security operations, with the sole exception of Obama’s admittedly unconstitutional amnesty. And it sent the bill to the Senate.

Enter Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Reid has been whining about Republican filibusters for the last six years. But, now that the shoe is on the other foot, Reid has no problem with blocking the Senate from even proceeding to the bill.

And this was the case even though Republicans were prepared to allow Reid to offer amendments — a courtesy Reid never gave Republicans when he was in charge.

And, incidentally, even though it is Reid who is filibustering, a “lap-dog” press has no problem paradoxically blaming the GOP for holding up the bill.

So McConnell surrendered. His “compromise” would send Barack Obama a “clean” appropriations bill which fully funds Obama’s illegal amnesty. Sure, he has a “sham” companion bill, but that bill will be vetoed and the veto sustained.

Furthermore, in order to avoid forcing Democrats to vote on “uncomfortable” issues, McConnell is offering to use a parliamentary tool to shut out all pro-gun amendments.

Why is this important? It’s important because at least one Republican office is considering an amendment to block Obama’s illegal AR-15 ammunition ban. McConnell’s “compromise” would prevent this amendment from being offered.

So, now that McConnell is lying on the floor (metaphorically) and allowing Obama to kick him in the face, Reid should be satisfied, right?

Wrong.

Harry Reid has just announced that he won't accept McConnell's surrender until House Speaker John Boehner surrenders as well.

ACTION: Click here to contact your Senators and Representative. Tell them to vote against the DHS funding bill — and specifically urge your Senators to vote against any cloture motion that would facilitate it.

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Adam Selene

Once again the Marxist and Thief is usurping the Constitution. This story is being throttled by the broadcast TV networks, CNN and MSNBC. We must respond soon! Write your representatives today.

There’s a storm coming.
I aim to misbehave.

Chris
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Chris

United we stand, divided we fall…. I read or heard that somewhere when i was a kid.

Ron MT
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Ron MT

and “If you don’t stand for something,you’ll fall for anything”.

Janek
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Janek

All the regional bickering in this posting area is exactly what the Commie Bastards want. It’s much easier to wrest control of a country that is divided among so many ‘factions’. Have you noticed lately there seems to be a ‘united front’ that’s ‘anti-police’. They want a breakdown in ‘Law and Order’.

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dave

You’re correct. That’s why when someone like Tex writes that Texas should just abandon the rest of the US, it is very disloyal and unpatriotic. I find it amazing that anyone from Texas I ( lived in Texas for nine years and no one I knew would run from a fight be it theirs or their neighbors) would write something like that given the fact that over 180 of the men that fought at the Alamo were born in other states. They willingly fought for and died for Texas. They didn’t just say we aren’t from Texas and then abandon… Read more »

dave
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dave

I’m progun, pro second amendment, CONSERVATIVE – NOT A DEMOCRAT, live in Arizona, don’t like or want illegal aliens in the country. and I can’t stand Obama and would celebrate if he dropped dead.

I also can’t stand a bunch a people from Texas that think they are not apart of the US.

You all are the unpatriotic, disloyal POS. I would never write that I, my family, community, state isn’t part or doesn’t need the US.

South Texas
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South Texas

Yankee Go Home! We don’t need you, tired of your president, tired of you shoving your sins like Homo Marriage on us! You need us, we pay far more taxes in than recieved.

TEX
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TEX

I’m just so glad to be a native Texan. Texas will stay red and secede if pushed to far ! The US needs Texas more the Texas needs the US !

dave
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dave

You arrogant Texan. How dare you write Texas doesn’t need the US. Texas borders Mexico. If the illegal aliens get amnesty, you wont be a red state for long. If Texas ever secedes from the US, it will likely end up part of Mexico. Consider that you disloyal, unpatriotic POS.

TEX
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TEX

Texas will handle the illegal mexican wetback problem because obama wants our border wide open. Deportation ! Obamas illegal ‘pen and a phone’ amnesty will never happen ! Texas has it all,ports,oil and gas,agriculture,ranching,etc,everything ! Unpatriotic because Texas wouldn’t need the US for a damn thing ? You must be a yankee ! Texas will always be red,the other 49 states can deal with the liberal trash. Although many will follow Texas lead and secede too ! Mostly proud Southern states that are sick of having this present tyranny crammed down their throats by these socialists.

jimsjeep
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jimsjeep

You are the Unpatriotic POS….I’m with TEX and so is every other Red Blooded true Texas born Patriot. Go back where you came from please..We neither need you or want you here.

Blt
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Blt

Patriots best be prepared………and at the ready!!!

William bruce Tallant
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William bruce Tallant

i want this ammunition ban stopped.

PHILIP W MARTIN
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PHILIP W MARTIN

I FEEL THAT THIS GREAT NATION IS ON A PATH THAT WILL DESTROY IT. WE HAVE WORTHLESS LOW LIFE PEOPLE RUNNING THIS NATION, AND OBAMA AND HIS FOOL’S ARE SET ON TAKING DOWN OUR WAY OF LIFE.
FREEDOM IS NOT CHEAP. WE MUST FIGHT FOR IT EVER DAY. I ONLY HOPE THAT MOST OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO STILL LOVE THIS GREAT NATION WILL STEP UP AND STOP THIS BEFORE IT IS TO LATE TO SAVE OUR NATION FROM THOSE OBAMA LOVING FOOL’S.

Cea
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Cea

I live in a Union run, blue state. I still contact my representatives about these matters, but they all send back the “form letter” type response of ” I understand your concerns, but…”

Stan522
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Stan522

There should be millions marching through Washington DC over all of this……. What are we waiting for…. American Idol to finish…..?