Barack Obama and his party may have been soundly rejected by the American people last November, but that hasn't stopped him from enacting a series of midnight regulations before leaving office. One of those regulations serves his long sought-after anti-gun agenda.
In its final attack on gun owners, the Obama administration moved to ban traditional lead ammo on federal grounds and waterways on its last full day in office.
The ban, which includes cheap bullets and common fishing tackle, can be repealed by the Trump administration and was immediately condemned as an attack on outdoors people and rural life.
“This directive is irresponsible and driven not out of sound science but unchecked politics,” said Lawrence Keane, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
“The timing alone is suspect. This directive was published without dialogue with industry, sportsmen and conservationists. The next director should immediately rescind this, and instead create policy based upon scientific evidence of population impacts with regard to the use of traditional ammunition.”
The National Rifle Association's lobby shop predicted that the ban will be “short lived.”
In many areas, federal land is the only opportunity some have to legally shoot a gun. While Obama has tried to take this right away, it will surely be reinstated by Trump sooner rather than later. The fact that it will be overturned so quickly shows just how petty Obama is. He'll do anything just to give Trump more work and more headaches.
Source: Washington Examiner