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ATF shelves controversial bullet ban proposal
ATF shelves controversial bullet ban proposal - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is shelving a controversial proposal to ban a popular type of bullet, amid opposition from hundreds of congressional lawmakers. The ATF said in a statement on Tuesday it would not seek to issue the final guidelines "at this time." The proposal pertained to M855 "green tip" ammunition, used in the AR-15 rifle; regulators looked at banning it because can pierce police body armor. The ATF said in a statement on Tuesday it would not seek to issue final guidelines "at this time." The agency said it will instead wait until Americans have finished commenting on the federal regulations and evaluate their comments and suggestions before "proceeding with any framework." The statement follows 52 senators and 238 House members joining in opposition to any attempt the Obama administration might make to ban the ammo.
Niagara County Legislature: Bipartisan anger over Obama bullet ban
Niagara County Legislature: Bipartisan anger over Obama bullet ban - In a rare show of bipartisan anger aimed at the Obama administration, Niagara County lawmakers came together Tuesday to unanimously sponsor and pass a resolution opposing planned "executive actions" that would outlaw one of the most commonly used rifle bullets. Republican and Democrat county lawmakers, led by Legislator John Syracuse, R-Newfane, perhaps the most ardent defender of the Second Amendment in county government, passed the resolution placing Niagara County squarely against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' proposed regulations that would outlaw a popular .223-calibre (5.56 mm) bullet used in what are commonly referred to as "varmint rifles." County lawmakers took the rare step of encouraging Niagara County's congressional delegation to take any and all necessary steps to prevent the bullet ban from moving forward, ranging from legislation to block the proposed regulations to outright defunding of the ATF. The measure passed 15-0, with every single legislator joining as a sponsor. The resolution makes Niagara County one of the very first local governments in the country to go on the record against the proposed bullet ban.
Obama, ATF Seek to Ban Popular Sport Rifle Ammunition
Obama, ATF Seek to Ban Popular Sport Rifle Ammunition - More gun controvery is being stirred up in New York. But this time, it's not from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It's President Obama, whose administration is now seeking to ban a specific type of 223-caliber bullet, known as the "green-tip.""It's commonly used," said Target Sports General Manager Steve Borst. "It's the most common caliber used by Americans." And can be found in virtually every type of rifle sold in the States. "Bolt-actions to single-shots to semi-automatic rifles," said Borst. "It's a very, very commonly-owned caliber. And Borst thinks the proposed ban is a violation of Second Amendment rights. "They're taking things that have been legal and legitamately owned and making it illegal," he said.
Supreme Court considers how convicted felons can sell their guns without violating the law
Supreme Court considers how convicted felons can sell their guns without violating the law - The Supreme Court is considering a tricky dilemma faced by people who legally own guns, but are then convicted of a serious crime and have to get rid of them. Since federal law bars convicted felons from possessing firearms, how can those guns be sold or transferred without running afoul of the law?
Orleans Legislature will again push for repeal of SAFE Act
Orleans Legislature will again push for repeal of SAFE Act - The Orleans County Legislature has gone on the record several times the past two years, stating its opposition to the SAFE Act, a controversial gun control measure approved by the State Legislature and Gov. Cuomo in January 2013. With a new legislative season beginning in the state capital, and with Gov. Cuomo starting his second term, county legislators plan on again stating their support for repeal of the “Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement” Act. Two state senators, Michael Nozzolio and Katherine Marchione, have already introduced legislation in the State Senate to repeal all of the legislation or parts of it. The County Legislature will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the County Clerks Building at 3 South Main St. An agenda for the meeting includes a resolution that supports repeal of the SAFE Act.
Nets Ignore Michael Bloomberg Urging Police Take Guns from Minorities
Nets Ignore Michael Bloomberg Urging Police Take Guns from Minorities - On February 5, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told nearly 400 people at an event in Aspen, Colorado that in order to save lives, police should actively take guns away from all male minorities between the ages of 15 and 25. The full audio was released on February 17, but the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks, who repeatedly promote Bloomberg’s anti-gun activism, have yet to report on his controversial anti-gun comments.