If any doubt remained, Obama's ammo-ban through executive order should make it clear: he will not let little details like the Second Amendment to the Constitution stand in the way of his attempts to ban access to guns for ordinary, law-abiding Americans. This Executive Action effectively banned ammunition for the top-selling AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and labeled the particular ammo as ‘cop killers'.
No doubt expecting resistance to the unilateral order the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives aimed to put the ban of 5.56mm ‘green tip' ammo on a fast-track. News of the ban drove a massive increase in demand for the ammunition, up to 1,000% of what it was prior to the Executive Order. Prices jumped in reaction, by up to 30% in response to the sudden demand and dwindling stocks.
What is even more worrisome is how President Obama characterized legal firearms and ammunition owners and suppliers. View the video report on the next page: