James Pasco, executive director of the 325,000-member Fraternal Order of Police, told reporters on Tuesday there is no history of criminal use of the cartridge BATFE and the administration want to ban as armor-piercing. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest asserted in a press conference the previous day, “We are looking at additional ways to protect our men and women in law enforcement, and believe that this process is valuable for that reason alone.” Pasco—whose members deal with criminals face-to-face on a daily basis—explained, “Any ammunition is of concern to police in the wrong hands, but this specific round has historically not posed a law enforcement problem.”
Unfortunately, it’s full-speed ahead for an administration that won’t let the facts get in the way of its efforts to decrease supply and increase financial burden for those of us who enjoy the shooting sports. If you have not made a comment on the proposed measure, do it right away, here.
Encourage everyone you know to comment, as well. Deadline is March 16, so don’t delay.