GOP threatens ATF over cop-killer bullets, ATF folds

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I suppose if we just kept deer from acquiring body armor, hunters wouldn’t need to up the ante with ammunition that is designed to penetrate ballistic vests.  Damned deer.  No telling what the caribou are up to.

Republican legislators sent a letter to the Director of the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, expressing “concern” with proposed regulations that would ban cop-killer ammunition.  Republican Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis) is introducing legislation to disband ATF altogether.

I have no doubt the NRA comes down on the side of cop killer bullets, since ‘shall not be infringed’ clearly means anybody should be able to own and carry anywhere anytime any kind of weapon they want, as long as it makes a “BANG” when used.  The safety of police officers and the general public is well down the priority list.  And of course, since the NRA has bought the government, lock stock and barrel, and “hunters” have flooded ATF with letters demanding unfettered access to cop-killer ammo, the ATF has backed down, and released a statement saying  “ATF will not at this time seek to issue a final framework” on regulations related to armor-piercing ammunition.

All this, because hunters “need” armor piercing bullets to hunt with.  This is no doubt Bambi’s fault.  I strongly suspect he’s the one behind the sudden rash of vest-wearing deer taunting our poor and under-equipped hunters.  Sorry, cops.

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