Obama’s Petulant Punishment

Our fearless president—you know, the guy who likes to “lead from behind”—is mad at the country for not blindly embracing his Regressive policies. (If you want to understand why I call it “Regressive,” read my Preamble.) While Obama dithers on the world stage—playing golf right after announcing the beheading of an American by ISIS and countless other similar examples—he steadfastly moves to punish the Americans at home who have the audacity to tell him “No!” His behavior is not unlike the petulant 11-year-old girl whose daddy has told her she is wearing too much makeup and her dress it too short. So she (now he) throws a temper tantrum.
The people of this country have repeatedly said no to further restrictions on the Second Amendment. Those in a position of power who have ignored that voice—read the politicos in Colorado as an example—have had their asses handed back to them and have been stripped of their coveted power. The people are now educated and understand that controlling guns does nothing to control crime. In fact, it has been repeatedly demonstrated that relaxing gun control measures has actually reduced crime, something the left refuses to acknowledge. Obama, Gabby Giffords, along with her husband Uncle Fester and the like continue to pine for a return of the so-called “Assault Weapons” ban, even though the AR-15 is the hands-down most popular rifle in the country now. The people have told him “No!” The Congress has told him “No!” But it does not matter one bit. In archetypical Alinskian reasoning—the ends justify the means—Obama is fully committed to punishing the people.
His latest effort is to get the BATFE to ban the .223 Remington/5.56 mm NATO M855 Green Tip ammunition. This is one of the most popular loadings in this cartridge. Parroting the inane reasoning of the Left, BATFE (Obama) claims that this ammo can be fired in a handgun chambered for this cartridge and will defeat typical police body armor. Never mind that the ammo was deemed OK by that agency in 1986, now it should not be possessed by the people.
The M855 loading features a 55-grain FMJ bullet loaded to 3,085 fps in a 20-inch barrel. Apparently there is also a 62-grain FMJ load at about 3,000 fps with the same nomenclature. Both bullets are lead core with a steel penetrator, all held within a gilding metal jacket.
It should be noted that police agencies have said that not one police officer has been shot with this round; furthermore that they oppose the proposed ban as unnecessary and needlessly complicated.
Nonetheless, Obama continues his prepubescent outrage against gun owners. Like the aforementioned 11-year-old with too much makeup who goes out and gets pregnant just to show daddy that she’s an adult, Obama could not care less about public safety and crime prevention. His sole purpose is to punish those not in lock step with him.

Dave Campbell
Dave Campbell began his hunting career with a spear off the southern California coast in the late 1960s. It did not take long for him to graduate to the gun on land. Campbell is the founding editor in chief of the NRA’s tremendously successful Shooting Illustrated magazine. In 2006 he also edited the iconic book of terminal ballistics, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter—A Definitive Study. He returned to his beloved Wyoming in 2007 as a freelance writer, though he usually refers to himself now as a “recovering editor.”

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