Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has called on his supporters to flood the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms with complaints and comments in order to prevent Obama’s executive move to ban so called green tip ammunition.
In a letter published via Paul’s political action committee, RANDPAC, the Senator stated “President Obama is determined to cement his anti-gun agenda into law.”
“I’m counting on your immediate action to help RANDPAC flood the agency with a message from America’s pro-gun majority,” Paul adds.
Paul also notes that previous action by his supporters was instrumental in preventing an attempt by the President to expand background checks via executive action.
“Your grassroots muscle played a vital role in defeating President Obama’s national gun registration scheme in 2013,” Paul writes. “And your support is needed again to defend our Second Amendment rights in 2015.”
The proposed ammo ban has caused consternation among hundreds of lawmakers who wrote to the BATF last week, urging it to “abandon” the plan.
“Under no circumstances should ATF adopt a standard that will ban ammunition that is overwhelmingly used by law-abiding Americans for legitimate purposes,” the lawmakers wrote.
Meanwhile, top police representatives have said that there is no real need to implement a 5.56 ammo ban, because it isn’t a threat faced by law enforcement.
Senator Paul’s letter is accompanied by a petition which states “Despite how Obama tries to impose his agenda through executive fiat, the President is not a king and the Constitution means what it says.”
“Democrats up-and-down the ballot were flushed out of office in the 2014 elections as a result of pushing Obama’s radical anti-gun agenda,” the petition also states, adding that “[The] ammo ban is a backdoor route to imposing President Obama’s gun control.”
“As a member of America’s pro-gun majority, I proudly stand for the Second Amendment and oppose ANY and ALL efforts to subvert our Constitutional rights.” The petition concludes.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.