Obama’s Miscalculation & Buffoonery Leeds to a Failed Attack on the Second Amendment

By John Farnam

Obama Ammuntion Salesman of the Year
Obama Ammuntion Salesman of the Year
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Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- Last week, when in TX, I visited a big Cabelas near Austin. 223/5.56mm was nearly cleaned-out!

Plenty of pistol ammunition in all popular calibers, and 308, 7.62×39, 6.8mm, and 300Blk were also all in good supply, but scant 223/5.56mm, in any configuration brand, nor bullet weight.

The issue was, of course, the “proposed” new ATF “regulation” [now put n hold by ATF] that would ban from manufacture and sale the military M855 62gr “green-tip” 5.56mm round.

This version of 223/5.56mm ammunition was designed by the Pentagon to address persistent poor penetration issues associated with the conventional, and more common, 55gr FMJ 5.56mm round that it replaced.

The 62gr M855 round is readily identified by the pale green tip of the bullet. The bullet consists of a brass jacket, lead core, but imbedded within the lead core is a ten-grain carbide dart, called the “penetrator.”

In practice, the M855 did little to improve the penetration issue, and its performance on unarmored human tissue is actually poorer than that of the 55FMJ it displaced. So, it represented a net decrease in the already marginal performance of this round in military usage.

The M855 has since been replaced by even newer versions, in military employment. However, billions of copies of M855 have been produced on military contracts, and the overflow has long-since entered general commerce. Indeed (until recently), green-tip was commonly offered for general sale by many different vendors.

Not a particularly good performer, as noted above, but green-tip remains popular among civilian consumers mostly due to its (until recently) competitive price.

The laughable “argument” for its restriction was that, when fired from a rifle or a “pistol,” this particular bullet will penetrate commonly-worn police kevlar “soft” body armor. Leftist media types and others making this bogus contention obviously have no understanding of the subject, nor apparently do they care.

Any bullet (not just the 62gr green-tip) fired from a 223/5.56mm rifle or “pistol” will easily penetrate soft body armor! For that matter, nearly all other center-fire rifle calibers fall into the same category.

The legitimate fear in the minds of all who have any real understanding of this issue is that this same phoney “reasoning” can subsequently be used to ban virtually all center-fire rifle ammunition.

The controversial, and now rescinded, ATF proposal addressed only this green-tip round. All other versions of 223/5.56mm ammunition, including conventional 55gr FMJ, were not even mentioned.

Nonetheless, the public’s negative reaction to even this proposed ban was instantaneous and overwhelming! I’m sure the entire BHO Administration was astonished!

The net result:

  • Yet another panicked run on 223/5.56mm ammunition, of all kinds! Green-tip 5.56mm ammunition is no longer “cheap!”

ATF and the BHO Administration have lost even more admirers! Critics trust them even less now (if such a thing is possible), and friends see them as, once again, bumbling, miscalculating, buffoons.

In any event, the “crisis” is now over, and the whole fiasco is rapidly fading from the headlines, only to rear its ugly head again sometime in the future, but probably not until after the current election season.

Ammunition manufacturers must love this stuff!

“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it’s the only one you have!” ~ Emile Chartier

/John

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  • 9 thoughts on “Obama’s Miscalculation & Buffoonery Leeds to a Failed Attack on the Second Amendment

    1. Yes indeed, the people have spoken. Obummer and the dummycrates have proven to be the best gun salesmen, ammo salesman in the history of the United States. They have also awakened a sleeping giant. They have made the American people become aware of the Federalist papers and the Bill of Rights like no one before them. The American people overnight have had a civics lesson and become aware of how an evil over reaching Federal government can try to take away your rights under color of law. They have been stopped for now but we must be ever vigilant because they will never stop and they will never give up. There are always evil men and women who will try and disarm U so they can work their will upon you steal your property and try to kill you as they did at Ruby Ridge and Waco. As long as we have the 2nd Amendment the other rights are guaranteed by the people because we are governed only by our consent and not the dictates of the Feds in Washington DC. They can try to govern us and work their will but they do so at their own pearl if we the people stand up and say enough is enough and NO

      Cheers & Tighter Groups: Eaglesnester yours in Liberty.

      1. Here, here. Eaglenester.

        Enforcing color of law usurpations is a violation of their oaths of office and, frankly, an Act of War against the American people, their Constitution, rights, privileges and immunities that these “sworn officers” took solemn oaths to “uphold, support, protect or defend.”. I consider that a very serious affront to the people’s Liberty and allowing it to go on unchecked will NOT result in warm and fuzzy feelings for lots of Americans.

        Most in Congress today could easily be convicted by a citizen’s committee of their peers just for voting for several different color of law usurpations known as “legislation.” Judges and LE should rethink this subject also. LE likes to say, “talk to the judge about it, they’ve said we can do it.” But, “we were just doing our jobs” didn’t work for the NAZIS either.

        Anyway, just for starters I’ll name five that concern me most currently:

        NFA ’34
        GCA ’68
        NDAA (all)
        FISA
        The Patriot Act

        Their defense will be, “But, but EVERYONE KNOWS we didn’t even read it so we couldn’t possibly have known what was in it and we had to pass it to find out what was in it because that’s what Nan Piglosi told us.”

        Hey, on a separate note, did ya’ll hear about the rekindling of the firing squad due to shortage of lethal injection meds? Maybe we can get the gallows back too.

    2. As much as America has lost in the way of freedoms, small govt, ect. . . the 2nd A movement has grown. It’s so entrenched that I believe some serious societal unrest would result from any govt attempt to disarm its’ citizenary. This Obama dark cloud has a silver lining.

    3. This is what happens when a completely incompetent clown is elected who has illusion of royal grandeur.

    4. Good deal on the Ammo ban. HOWEVER, YOU HAVE COMPLETELY IGNORED the DRACONIAN new rules on NFA TRUST!##!

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