Comments on the proposed ATF 5.56 M855 Ball Ammunition Ban


Copy of a letter I wrote opposing the above ban.  The ATF is accepting comments so please write a letter to APAComments@atf.gov

 

I am opposed to the above referenced ban for the following reasons:

Commonly available steel-core, “green tip” M855 and SS109 rifle ammunition that is primarily intended and regularly used for “sporting purposes,” like target shooting, has been exempt from federal law banning armor piercing ammunition for decades. There is no question that the 5.56 ball ammo has been in wide use by law abiding American citizens for sporting purposes.

It is only with the increasing prevalence of handgun versions of rifle platforms, that ATF now apparently sees an opening to now ban the widely used M855 and SS109 ammunition.

Although it would be legally permissible to continue to possess and use so-defined “armor piercing” ammunition currently possessed. However, rescinding the decades-old exemption will have a major impact. It will become illegal to manufacture, import, distribute or sell at retail this very popular rifle target ammunition. It would leaving hunters and target shooters little options once their current ammunition is gone. It is obviously simply an attempt to make the weapons that fire these rounds useless since there would be no ammunition for them.

ATF’s proposed “framework” for applying the “sporting purpose” exemption test rewrites the law passed by Congress to disregard the manufacturer’s intention that a projectile or cartridge is “primarily intended for a supporting purpose.” ATF inappropriately places the focus on how criminals might misuse sporting ammunition in a handgun.

Just as disturbing, language used by ATF in its long white paper refers to criminals as a “consumer group.” The implication that the industry purposely sells firearms and ammunition to criminals is misleading and echoes the shopworn charges of the gun control lobby.  The ATF should be run in a non-partisan manner and not as an arm of Bloomberg and his cronies who just don’t want anyone to own guns at all. Stop acting like you are in bed with the anti-gun lobby.

Manufacturers will face serious limitations in their ability to develop and market alternative ammunition in other popular hunting rounds, such as .308 rifle hunting ammunition, if ATF’s so-called “framework” is adopted. This will have a detrimental effect on hunting nationwide, especially in California where a total ban on traditional ammunition for hunting is being phased in now.  

The proposal is useless since standard lead-only 5.56 ammunition is “armor piercing” simply due to the round’s velocity. Rifles in this caliber, or any caliber for that matter, are rarely used in crimes. This is supported by the DOJ’s own statistics of which type of weapons are used in crimes. The fact that 3 times more people are killed by beating than by gun use and less than 1% of gun crimes are committed with rifles which primarily used by millions of law abiding hunters every year.

Please do not pass this ridiculous attempt to criminalize law abiding citizen’s use of common hunting and target ammunition. It is a not well veiled attempt to take away all the current ammunition which would not allow law abiding citizens to hunt or even participate in certain competitions since there would be no ammunition for their weapons. This is unacceptable and is simply another attempt to limit our God Given Constitutional rights, specifically the 2nd Amendment. Remember these rights do not come from the government, they are god given rights. And the Constitution gives limited power to the government all other rights are reserved for the people.

Let Congress pass laws and stop trying to use Executive Departments and Orders to circumvent the Separation of Powers where Congress passes laws and the Executive branch is supposed to enforce the laws passed by Congress. This is just as bad as his refusing to enforce current immigration laws and violate his oath of office.

Best regards,

Julian Caine

Producer, C.O.O.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

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STOP OBAMA’S TAKEOVER AND TAXATION OF THE INTERNET


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America’s Weak Response


Reposted from http://www.hannity.com/articles/war-on-terror-487284/americas-weak-response-13158752

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Not only did Secretary of State John Kerry go to Paris to give “hugs,” he brought along folk singer James Taylor to sing “You’ve Got a Friend.”  Is this what our foreign policy has become?

Taylor performed the song in a show of solidarity with the French people, after the Obama administration embarrassingly failed to show up to Paris’ rally against terrorism over the weekend.  Sometimes it’s not enough to say (or sing) about friendship and you need to prove it by taking action.  This is what the Obama administration fails to realize; empty words only go so far, particularly when faced with a real enemy.

And enemies throughout the world are quickly spreading. 

Dozens have been arrested across Europe from France, Germany and Belgium in connection with radical Islamic terrorists.  This latest wave of counterterrorism operations shows just how pervasive and complicated this enemy is for us and our friends around the globe. 

There are reports now that al Qaeda and ISIS may be joining forces.  While the two have been at odds in the civil war in Syria, The Daily Beast reports the following: “In recent weeks there have been signs of a mood shift between the rival jihadist amid efforts to broker a rapprochement championed by some al Qaeda veterans linked to AQAP. And there has been evidence of increasing operational collaboration in Syria with recruiters and people smugglers working for both groups at the same time.”

Whether or not this turns out to be the case, the point is that these powerful Islamic terrorist organizations are only growing in terms of their power and momentum. 

The latest reports show that the territory controlled by ISIS is growing, demonstrating that our airstrikes in the region were predictably not enough to “defeat and destroy” them, as President Obama promised.  American military officials say that their goal is to focus on Iraq, recognizing that ground forces would be necessary in order to properly defeat the enemy in Syria.  But where are many of these European terrorists, like those arrested today, going to train?  Syria.

ISIS has recently hacked into our military’s websites and social media, threatening our soldiers.

Additionally, consider the brutal carnage suffered by those in Nigeria at the hands of Boko Haram.  These Islamic terrorists have destroyed entire towns, and have reportedly forced child suicide bombers to commit attacks of terrorism.

What is it going to take for the United States to open its eyes to the terror that is befalling the world?  And yet the Obama administration’s response is …

- Refusing to call the enemy for what it is: radical Islamic terrorism

- Skipping out on a global show of solidarity against terrorism

- Sending John Kerry to give hugs and sing songs to those who have recently been victimized by these terrorists

- Emptying Guantanamo Bay of more terrorists from the very nation that fostered the recent attacks in Paris

It’s no wonder that the share of Americans who say Obama’s foreign policy is “not tough enough” has risen sharply.  According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 55% of Americans believe Obama isn’t tough enough on foreign policy, which is up from 41% in 2012.

A recent Fox News poll finds that 60% of Americans feel the Obama administration has mostly failed to improve America’s image around the world.

It may take a long time before the world takes America seriously again on foreign affairs.  Our failure to live up to Obama’s Syrian red line, our failure to adequately deter Russia’s annexation of Crimea, our failure to thwart the rise of ISIS and the recent embarrassment in the handling of the terrorist attack in Paris – these are just some of the examples of Obama’s failures on foreign policy.

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Obama’s #SOTU – HE IS A LIAR and what is worse he expects people to believe it which since the mainstream media refuses to call him on his lies many drink the Cool-Aid.


I won’t go into all of his lies but the biggest lie is that he said we have stopped, controlled or put #ISIL on the defensive. COMPLETE LIE.  They continue to gain ground under his failed policy (which isn’t even a policy),.  Hundreds of thousands of Christians and moderate Muslims have been slaughtered in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Africa for failing to submit to Sharia and convert to Islam and live under Sharia – ALL on his watch.  Those deaths are his fault – plain and simple.

And for every 1,000 people we kill each month they have replaced with 1,500 each month.  They are winning the war against us because he refuses to understand it is a war that they are not giving up especially as we “End our Combat missions and the war in Iraq and Afghanistan”.  All to appease his political backers and promises he made no matter it is making our country more vulnerable. And he can’t make up his mind as we are now sending 2,000 troops back to Iraq, which is not enough to make a difference and in direct contradiction to his statements we have ended the wars.

Former and current Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs have said his policy is not working and without boots on the ground will not work.  The current said it on background because he knows he’d just be pushed out if he publicly contradicted the President’s lies.  He pulled our troops out of Iraq and ISIL has taken large portions of he county and all of our gains and the lives lost are wasted thanks to his failed policy.  He failed to do anything when Syria crossed the “red line” he laid down about using chemical weapons which showed the terrorists he won’t do what he threatens and showed our allies he is not committed to stopping the #ISIL goal of setting up Sharia law and killing anyone who won’t convert and weakened any commitment from them because he has his head up his ass or buried in the sand like an ostrich.  And they have successfully taken over most of Syria, large portions of Iraq and will now take over Afghanistan.  They control between those three countries more land than either of the countries are in size individually.  They are well on their way of setting up their Caliphate including their control of many countries in Africa.

Those who don’t lean from the past are doomed to repeat it. After the CIA successfully helped the Northern Alliance to repel Russia who pulled out of their attempted annexation of Afghanistan and they pulled out in 1980, we made the mistake of pulling out and leaving the country to be taken over by the Taliban and Al-Qaeda who set up training camps for terrorists who 11 years later killed 3,000 Americans in 9-11.  Our leaving Iraq has shown the same thing happening and Afghanistan is following suit as we pull out and Al-Qaeda is taking back large portion of land land many of our soldiers died for.

Additionally not only is his choice to ignore current immigration laws enacted by Congress which he is sworn to enforce as part of his Duty as President is not only a reason for impeachment, but should be considered Treason.  And his decision to reward millions of criminals, illegal aliens, (a word which he has dictated that would not be used by anyone in his administration from when he took office) with legal status is also illegal and should be considered Treason.  For a “Constitutional Scholar” he does not seem to understand the basic premise of a divided government.  Only Congress can create laws, The Executive Branch i.e. the President’s duty is to enforce those laws and the Judiciary is to decide if laws are Constitutional. 

The case is clear that the left wants to give the millions of criminal illegal aliens, legal status and then citizenship allowing them to vote which would take our country from a two party (multi-party) system which is between a 51/49% or 52/48% voting and election decision fluctuating between the Democrats and Republicans depending on the election year, to a single party controlling the local and national elections which will never be able to be undone and permanently change us from to multi party Representative Republic to a single party controlled Socialist state (their ultimately goal). And by giving the 6-20 million illegal aliens (depending on which polls you believe) legal status, it would allow them to bring their family members making that number increase at least three to for times adding up to 100 million new voters all beholding to the Democrats/Socialists.

Who in their right mind thinks that making these criminals (and if they came here without a green card, crossed the border illegally THEY ARE BY DEFINITION CRIMINALS) will follow the laws once they are here.  And if they break the law to get in the country why would anyone with any sense think they will follow the laws once they are here.  Most are either working under the table and not paying taxes or are using stolen Social Security numbers if working for companies and paying taxes since they couldn’t have a Social Security number of their own if they are here illegally.  So they not only broke the law to get here but are continuing their criminal behavior by the activity of the previous sentence.

Not only Obama promising legal status to millions, but allowing even current illegals (at least in CA) the right to qualify for scholarships and federal student loans, it takes away those scholarships and grants (our taxpayer money) from US citizens and LEGAL aliens.  And I am in complete support of anyone who waits in line and follows our immigration policy and is here legally.  So no one should think I am a RACIST or against ANY RACE, COLOR, CREED OR NATIONALITY provided they follow the laws.  I am only against people who break the law i.e. illegal aliens. 

And by promising FREE COLLEGE to people illegal or not it is the first step to promising FREE HOMES to everyone.  And where does this FREE money come from?  The people who work and invest and EARN THEIR MONEY.  They should be allowed to keep the money they earn, not have it taken away in the form of HIGHER TAXES and given to people who don’t work. 

This is long enough already so I won’t go on but OBAMA IS A LIAR AND A SOCIALIST

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A nice joke about the state of medical advances worldwide and getting work.


      An Italian doctor  says:  “In Italy, medicine is so advanced that we cut off a man’s  testicles, put them on another man, and in 6 weeks, he is looking for  work.”   

      The Dutch doctor  says:  “That’s nothing, in Holland we take part of a brain,  put it in another man, and in 4 weeks he is looking for  work.” 

     The Canadian  doctor says:  “Gentlemen, we take half a heart from a man, put  it in another’s chest, and in 2 weeks he is looking for  work.” 

     The American  doctor laughs:  “You all are behind us.  Six years ago, we took a man  with no brains, no heart, and no balls and made him President.  Now, the  whole country is looking for work!”

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My FAVORITE Pictures – American Values, The Constitution, Our Founding Fathers, The 2nd Amendment


27 words worth fighting for 2ND AMENDMENT 

4-19-1775 Britain tried to confiscate our guns-Revolution Free_People_Ought_to_be_Armed_-_Geo_Washington AMERICAN REVOLUTION

 

LIBERALISM VS CONSERVATIVE LINCOLN -GOVT OF THE PEOPLE LINCOLN QUOTE1PATRIOTISM BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT

 

 

JEFFERSON ON TYRANNYTHOMAS JEFFERSONBEN FRANKLIN QUOTE - QUESTION AUTHORITY

let me get this straightANTI - TYRANNYJUSTICE WILLIAM O DOUGLAS - THE CONSTITUTION IS NOT NEUTRAL

 

CHICAGO #1CHICAGO 2012 - 500 MURDERS Experts agree gun control works

841 MILLION GUN OWNERSGUNS CRIMINALS DONT OBEY LAWS

 

change the things I can not accept- backAMERICA IS STRONG 

 

LIBERALISM VS CONSERVATIVELINCOLD QUOTE  LINCOLN QUOTE1

 

REBUBLIC VS TOTALITARIAN STATEJON VOIGHT ON GOVT. TAKING OUR FREE WILLEASTWOODCHARLTON HESTON

 

 Criminals prefer unarmed victims--  You want to take our whatDRUNK DRIVERS

 

2ND AMENDMENT by the numbers --  warning protected by 2nd Amendment security-  dont-tread-on-me

 

CAPITALISM SOCIALISM COMMUNISM DID PUBLIC SERVANTS BECOME ROYALTY

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You Can STILL Help Defeat Proposed UN Arms Trade Treaty


You Can STILL Help Defeat Proposed U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

WITH THE NEW MAKE UP OF THE CONGRESS URGE YOUR REPRESENATIVES NOT TO RATIFY THIS TREATY THE PRESIDENT SIGNED.  BUT SINCE NO INTERNATIONAL TREATIES ARE VALID UNLESS CONGRESS RATIFIES IT, WE MUST MAKE SURE THEY DON’T.  WHATEVER YOUR POSITION ON GUNS, THIS TREATY WOULD SUPERCEDE OUR CONSTITUTION WHICH IS AND HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY THE US SUPREME COURT THE HIGHEST LAW OF THE LAND.  AND WE CAN NOT ALLOW OTHER COUNTRIES TO HAVE POWER OVER US CITIZENS AND TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHTS GRANTED BY OUR MAKER AS STATED IN THE CONSTITUTION – THEY ARE NOT GRANTED BY THE PRESIDENT OR CONGRESS.COMMENTS ADDED BY ME.

Just as NRA warned would happen, following last November’s presidential election, the Obama administration immediately moved forward with its plans to support a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.  On Wednesday November 7, the U.S. Mission to the U.N. made clear its support for renewed ATT negotiations, casting a vote in favor of a resolution that calls for a “Final United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty” to be held in New York City from March 18-28.

If signed, the ATT would be a legally binding treaty that would require parties to the treaty to adhere to the treaty’s provisions, many of which (as proposed in a month-long meeting last July) are incompatible with our Second Amendment rights.  For the treaty to be ratified it would have to be approved by a two-thirds vote in the U.S. Senate.  During the July ATT conference, NRA conducted a successful campaign to stop the treaty.

The latest resolution notes that at the March conference, the last draft from the July conference will be the starting point for new talks.

On November 13, U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) introduced his own resolution strongly urging President Obama not to sign the ATT.

In a November 16 press release, Rep. Kelly said, “There is considerable cause for alarm regarding the UN’s renewed efforts to forge an Arms Trade Treaty that could trample the constitutional rights of Americans, and could seriously compromise our national security and the security of our allies, whom we will be less able to arm and less quick to defend due to the restrictions placed on us by the ATT. My colleagues and I stand committed to fighting this threat to our sovereignty and to standing up for the U.S. Constitution, which we are all sworn to support and defend.”

Rep. Kelly now has an online petition that you can sign to help protect our Second Amendment rights by urging the president to reject the proposed U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. Again, the final ATT conference starts in less than two weeks!   Please take a moment–right now–to sign the petition by clicking here.  It’s time to stand together to defeat the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty!

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