“We are looking at additional ways to protect our brave men and women in law enforcement, and believe that this process is valuable for that reason alone.” That’s today’s pronouncement from the contradictorily named Josh Earnest, the White House Press Secretary, when he was asked about the ATF’s proposed ban of M855 5.56/.223 ammunition. You don’t want cops to die, do you? The only thing more egregious — or predictable — he was able to muster . . .
in defense of the proposed ban is that it’s a “common sense step.” Oh, and the ban will somehow, magically, “prevent people who shouldn’t have guns from getting them.” You still have until March 15 to drop your thoughts on the topic into the BATFE’s email shredder. [h/t Jeremy S.]