Montana congressman blasts Obama Administration for ammunition ban
February 26, 2015
Last week, Congressman Ryan Zinke (MT-00) blasted the Obama Administration for their latest attempt to infringe on Montanans' Second Amendment rights by banning the popular M855 "green tip" sporting ammunition. Rep Zinke, along with more than 100 Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, sent a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives urging them to reconsider the ammo ban.
"President Obama does not share Montana's values, and his Administration has proven they are the biggest domestic threat to the Constitution of the United States of America," said Zinke. "The founding fathers knew when they drafted the Bill of Rights that the Second Amendment is the one that protects all the others. I fully support the rights of lawful gun and ammo ownership for Montana's sportsmen and will do everything in my power to stop this measure from taking hold. We have a proud sportsmen heritage in Montana, passing the tradition down for generations. I will not tolerate anyone trying to take that away from us."
The ATF is currently taking public comment on the issue. Montanans who oppose the ammo ban can weigh in via fax at (202) 648-9741 or via mail to Denise Brown, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226: ATTN: AP Ammo Comments.