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Rep. Tom Graves Joins Ga. House Republicans in Opposition to Obama Administration’s Ammo Ban Effort
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) joined his fellow Georgia House Republicans in opposition to the Obama administration’s new effort to effectively ban common ammunition for America’s most popular rifle, the AR-15. To accomplish this ban, the Obama administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives proposed a new “framework” that expands the “armor-piercing” ammunition ban to include 7N6 rifle ammunition, which is commonly used by sportsmen.
Voicing their opposition to the administration’s ammo-ban effort, Rep. Graves joined his Georgia House Republican colleagues in sending a letter to Todd Jones, the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, demanding answers for this political and arbitrary proposal.
Rep. Graves and his colleagues wrote in the letter, “To us, the framework appears to be nothing but a brazen attempt to bypass Congress and the American people to enact President Obama’s gun control agenda…While we share your commitment to protecting law enforcement officers from ammunition designed and wielded to cause them harm, we are not willing to allow your agency to circumvent the legislative process by unilaterally banning ammunition primarily suitable for sporting purposes.”
The full letter is available here: http://dougcollins.house.gov/uploads/GA%20HOUSE%20AMMO%20LETTER2.pdf