Over the last couple of weeks, the blogosphere and internet gun forms in general have been abuzz with outrage over the Obama Administration suddenly deciding that M855 62gr. 5.56mm ball ammunition is suddenly "armor-piercing" for the purpose of a ban on further production or sale of this great low-cost target-shooting round, allegedly because it has no "suitable sporting purpose".
BATFE Ammo Ban ALERT
Hey--if you can't take the guns away from the American citizens, you take their ammo, right?
Well I was immune from the panic for a bit, until I noticed that supplier after supplier of this ammo, that was cheap and plentiful until the buzz started, was disappearing faster than the words "radical Muslim" from an Obama speech. I then casually checked my own ammo locker and realized that I didn't actually have but a couple hundred rounds of this stuff as I tend to stick to either 55gr. ball for 5.56 or .30 rounds, a different animal entirely. So, not wanting to be the only kid on the block without any M855, because even I have my sheep-like "follower" moments, I snarfed up a few of the last-remaining cans being offered at "normal" prices. (Yes, Mom...if all my internet friends jumped off a bridge tomorrow--or moved to Texas and started a secession movement--I'd jump/move too.)
So here's what the UPS fairy brought me. 1260rds of green-tip Lake City on strippers.
And for those of you who would like to weigh in on this proposed ban before it's enacted, BATFE has an open comment period and citizens can write in with their thoughts on this by following the instructions in this NRA-ILA alert.
Just please, for the love of God, follow the advice of the Great Tam and do not send in some obscenity-filled, poorly-spelled rant that makes you (and the rest of us) look like some sort of retarded Ron Paul follower. That's not exactly persuasive and it doesn't help our side.