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    Default Ban It Harder: Obama’s ‘Armor-Piercing Bullets’ Suggestion

    Clayton E. Cramer
    March 12, 2013


    I was writing an article for another publication about President Obama’s executive orders and presidential memoranda in response to the Newtown shootings; I was struck by how completely trivial nearly all of them were.

    Many of them were essentially orders to the federal bureaucracy to enforce existing laws ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ]), or to take uncontroversial steps such as [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    It appears Obama is doing what he does best: he knows that the actions requiring congressional approval are unlikely to pass the Republican-controlled House (and possibly even the Democrat-controlled Senate), but he still throws a bone to a vocal and wealthy constituency.

    One proposal from Obama enforces the likelihood of this strategy, yet also — once again — suggests that those surrounding him are not the sharpest crayons in the box. The request, which requires congressional approval: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    I scratched my head for a few minutes on this one, because current federal law already makes it a crime to manufacture, import, sell, or transfer “armor-piercing ammunition” except to the government or for export. (See [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].)

    The [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] means ammunition that is capable of being fired from a handgun, and can penetrate soft body armor. Such ammunition uses a bullet constructed of a hard metal such as tungsten or uranium, or the hard metal jacket of the bullet is more than 25% of the bullet’s weight.

    The reason that this definition applies only to handgun ammunition is that all center-fire rifle ammunition, regardless of bullet design, will penetrate soft body armor.

    It is certainly possible that Obama wants to ban all center-fire rifle ammunition as well. Certainly, the gun-control groups have shown a great willingness to use these dishonest tactics to achieve their goals. The net effect of such a ban, however, would be to eliminate all hunting of deer and larger animals throughout the United States.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] played a major part in turning both House and Senate over to the Republican Party. To pass an effective ban on hunting by banning hunting ammunition would make that seem like brilliant politics by comparison.

    Let me suggest a more likely explanation: President Obama and the people that work for him have very limited contact with ordinary Americans.

    These guys probably couldn’t tell a rifle from a shotgun, or a semi-automatic pistol from a revolver, or jacketed hollow point from lead round nose ammunition without considerable coaching. Recall his considerable list of gaffes: this is a president who doesn’t know that [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]; [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]; and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    There is one thing more dangerous than an arrogant, highly educated person, and that is an arrogant, ignorant person, because he doesn’t know he’s ignorant. I realize that in a democracy we are doomed to usually elect people just a little bit more informed than the voters; perhaps the voters are getting a lot less informed.



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    There is one thing more dangerous than an arrogant, highly educated person, and that is an arrogant, ignorant person, because he doesn’t know he’s ignorant. I realize that in a democracy we are doomed to usually elect people just a little bit more informed than the voters; perhaps the voters are getting a lot less informed.

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    Arrogant and ignorant...... Seems to be the common theme.
    Nature intended me for the tranquil pursuits of science by rendering them my supreme delight. But the enormities of the times in which I have lived have forced me to take a part in resisting them, and to commit myself on the boisterous ocean of political passions..... Thomas Jefferson

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