NRA Backs Federal Bill to Limit Arbitrary Federal Gun and Ammo Classifications

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NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -( The National Rifle Association announced support for H.R. 2710, federal legislation aimed at limiting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) from using executive overreach to undermine the Second Amendment.

H.R. 2710 was introduced by United States Representative Rob Bishop (UT-1).

“This important legislation would prevent arbitrary ammunition bans like the one attempted earlier this year by the Obama Administration,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “With the support of America’s law-abiding gun owners, the NRA was able to beat back Obama’s attempt to ban ammunition used by millions of law-abiding Americans every day for target shooting, hunting, and self-defense. This legislation would fix the law to protect us from similar government overreach in the future.”

H.R. 2710, which is commonly referred to as the “Lawful Purpose in Self Defense Act,” would:

  • eliminate ATF’s authority to reclassify popular rifle ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition;
  • provide for the lawful importation of any non-National Firearms Act firearm or ammunition that may otherwise be lawfully possessed and sold within the United States;
  • protect shotguns, shotgun shells, and larger caliber rifles from arbitrary classification as “destructive devices” which under federal law subjects them to onerous registration and taxation provisions and creates a ban on possession of the firearm in some states;
  • broaden the temporary interstate transfer provision to allow temporary transfers for all lawful purposes rather than just for “sporting purposes.”

“On behalf of the NRA’s five-million members, I want to thank Representative Bishop for his leadership in protecting our Second Amendment rights,” added Cox. “Rob Bishop understands this is about freedom and protecting us from government overreach and intrusion.”

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I think this is a step in the right direction. But I agree with other s that the NRA needs to be working to “REPEAL” more gun control laws.


What exactly does,the NRA announced support,really mean. Support and actually trying to fix it are two different things.Its not like they do not have the money. It sounds like, we got the money from donations and now we can move forward. Have you ever tried calling them about legislation that you know is going to screw gun owners.Its like we really do not need your opinion,we know best.Yea I know ,they do get some things right but theres a hell of a lot of money getting wasted somewhere.


Why isn’t the NRA calling for the repeal of the legislation giving the ATF the authority to regulate ammo at all? Why not call for abolishing the ATF too? This is accepting bad over worse, it’s not good though. Things won’t get better until we stop taking this stuff.

Abraham Collins

Hopefully this will lift the ban on 7n6 5.45×39 ammunition.