National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre spoke out about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives attempt to “reclassify” aka ban M855 or “green tip” ammo while appearing on Fox News’ Varney & Co.
LaPierre put the blame for the ammo ban squarely on the shoulders of the president, saying Obama is “grasping at straws” since he failed to pass a federal ban on so-called “assault weapons” during his tenure in the White House.
“This is a president that hates the Second Amendment, hates the constitutional right of Americans to own firearms,” LaPierre said. “He can’t win at the ballot box, he can’t win in Congress, so he’s putting on his dictator’s hat and he’s going to do it by fiat. And we’re not going to let it happen.”
LaPierre mentioned that over 200 members of Congress have already signed a letter opposing Obama’s ammo ban.
“He’s simply trying to rewrite the rules to ban ammunition. And if he can ban this ammunition under this false premise, he can ban all ammunition.”
LaPierre concluded the interview by quoting English novelist and essayist George Orwell, “The farther society gets from the truth, the more they will punish those who speak it.”