Congressman Thomas J. Rooney

Representing the 17th District of Florida

Rooney Introduces Bill to Block Obama Administration’s Ammo Ban

Feb 27, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-17) today introduced legislation to block the Obama Administration from implementing a proposed regulation that would effectively ban the sale of certain ammunition.

“The Obama Administration’s proposal would unilaterally strip law-abiding hunters and sportsmen of their Second Amendment rights,” Rooney said. “Congress has made its intentions clear that this ammunition is for sporting purposes and should not be restricted. We cannot and we will not stand by while the Obama Administration tramples on the Constitution, the rule of law, and the Second Amendment rights of hunters in my district and across the country.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently proposed a new regulation that would ban the manufacturing and sale of 5.56 mm/.223 caliber M855 “green tip” ammo commonly used for hunting and target shooting. Rooney’s bill, the “Protecting Second Amendment Rights Act,” would prohibit the ATF or any other federal agency from issuing or enforcing any new restriction or prohibition on the manufacture, importation or sale of ammunition in the United States.