“Gun control groups are distancing themselves from a failed attempt by the Obama administration to ban certain types of armor-piercing ammunition commonly used in AR-15 hunting rifles,” thehill.com reports, almost getting it right. If you recall, the NRA’s victory lap press release fingered Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America jefe Michael Bloomberg for the M855 ban. Well, kinda. The Bloombergian bit said . . .
The lies used to justify the ban were shameful. This proposal was never about law enforcement safety – it was about the Obama Administration’s desire to pander to billionaire Michael Bloomberg and his gun control groups.
So the NRA presser said Bloomberg was indirectly responsible for the proposed M855 “green tip” ammo ban – no doubt taking a page from Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals (12. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it).
In the aftermath of the ATF’s strategic withdrawal, Bloomberg’s anti-ballistic bully boys and Gabrielle Giffords’ Americans for Responsible Final Solutions were at pains to distance themselves from the ban.
Prominent gun control groups linked to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg deny having any hand in pushing for the bullet ban.
The NRA’s claims are simply not true, said Erika Soto Lamb, spokeswoman for Bloomberg’s group Everytown for Gun Safety.
“We have sent dozens of recommendations to the administration on what they can do to prevent gun violence — this ammo proposal has never been one of them,” Lamb told The Hill.
Meanwhile, the gun safety group linked to Giffords, Americans for Responsible Solutions, also said it is not interested in any such bullet ban.
“We are focused on keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people and protecting the rights of responsible, law-abiding gun owners, not banning bullets or other forms of hardware,” spokesman Mark Prentice told The Hill.
“Protecting the rights of responsible, law-abiding gun owners.” These guys kill me. Or would, eventually, given half a chance. Just sayin’ . . .