BATFE has overreached yet again, using the flawed “sporting purpose” test, to attempt a ban on common ammunition. In this case, the cheap plinking M855 .223/5.56 round is on the chopping block and the public only has until March 16th to stop them.
There is a growing movement on Twitter calling for nationwide protests on March 16th. We, the more than one hundred million gun owners of America, must take to the streets on this day and let not only ATF know how we feel, but show the entire country that we will no longer stand for the gun grabbing agenda of this Administration or its bureaucracy. In the meantime, the NRA-ILA article on this matter has instructions on how to comment. Kindly let them know how you feel about their unconstitutional direct infringement on our second amendment and the subsequent increase in cost of ammunition.
The most important message we can send on that day, aside from the fact that ATF should be a convenience store and not a powerful law enforcement agency above the very laws it regulates, is that we will no longer stand idly by while politicians exploit tragedies and find loopholes to heighten their unpopular anti gun agenda.
Spread the word to your friends in every major city. Make arrangements to take the day off. Draw up signs that say things like “Don’t ban ammunition, Ban The ATF”. Where legal, open carry if you’d like. But be mindful of whether your actions do anything to help our message in the eyes of a virtually state run liberal media.
Take our message directly to the nations capital and picket the White House, ATF building, and Congress in the Capitol itself. We are 100 million strong. The Constitution is on our side. It is time we act like it.
The tree of liberty was once a beautiful, flourishing tree of life. Today it stands with barren branches extending over fallen leaves. On those very branches are carvings like “NFA 1934,” “GCA 1968,” “Oct. 1986,” “AWB 1994,” “NDAA,” “Obama Administration,” and the beginning of the carving “ammunition.” We need not water our tree in blood, nor are we calling on anyone to act violently on March 16th. Simply showing up in numbers indicative of just how many of us there are should show people like the President, Michael Bloomberg, and everyone else who seeks to take our rights away that it’s not just the NRA they are fighting on this issue, but the very people who allow them to hold power.
On March 16th let every city in America, and especially Washington, catch the eyes of the world while we, the shining beacon of freedom, use our First Amendment rights in the name of maintaining the Second Amendment. Without our Second Amendment protecting us in the unlikely event we may ever need water liberty’s tree with patriotic blood, the First Amendment is nothing but a lost fragment to a crumpled and shredded constitution.