Inhofe targets bullet ban in budget

Inhofe targets bullet ban in budget
A Senate Republican is looking to block the Obama administration from reviving a controversial bullet ban.

A budget amendment offered Tuesday by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) would prohibit the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from placing new restrictions on bullets that are popular with hunters.

“Congress has spoken time and again on its intent to protect Americans’ Second Amendment rights, but the Obama administration is responding by going around Congress through regulations,” Inhofe said.

“This amendment would protect popular ammunition used for sporting purposes from being banned under the current administration,” he added.

His amendment comes after the ATF earlier this month backed down from a proposal to ban a certain type of armor-piercing ammunition used in AR-15 hunting rifles.
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