ATF Chief Stepping Down in Wake oAR-15 Bullet Ban Backlash

AP Photo/Alex BrandonBreitbart – by AWR Hawkins

ATF director B. Todd Jones is stepping down amid the backlash surrounding the agency’s proposed AR-15 bullet ban.

Jones’ resignation will be effective at the end of March.

According to The Hill, Jones used the announcement of his resignation to push back against critics of the ATF who have came out in droves against the agency’s unsuccessful attempt to ban the M855 round:  

ATF employees are hard-working, dedicated individuals who serve the public to make our national safer every day. I have seen firsthand their extraordinary commitment to combating violent crime, ridding the streets of criminals, and leveraging all available resources to keep our communities safe. I will truly miss leading and working side-by-side with these men and women in their pursuit of ATF’s unique law enforcement and regulatory mission.

On February 15 Breitbart News reported the ATF was proposing a ban of popular M855 rounds for AR-15 rifles. Two weeks later, Breitbart pointed to a New York Times‘ articleshowing the ban had been in the works for years. Then, on March 5, Breitbart reportedthat although the ATF claimed the ban would keep police officers safe, police organizations–like the Fraternal Order of Police–said the ban was not necessary.

On March 10 Breitbart News reported that the ATF halted the ban, announcing that they had received over 80,000 comments from the public and political office holders, the vast majority of which opposed the ban.

The Hill reported that just prior to the ATF’s decision to halt the ban, 53 Republican Senators sent a letter to Jones saying: “Second Amendment rights require not only access to firearms, but to bullets.”

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4 thoughts on “ATF Chief Stepping Down in Wake oAR-15 Bullet Ban Backlash

  1. “….received over 80,000 comments from the public….”

    You can multiply that number by at least ten before there’s enough pressure for him to resign. 80,000 would simply be ignored. (like the White House ignores 100,000 all the time)

    But of course, you’re all alone out there, and you’re the only one who wants the Republic restored, and the government is all-powerful, so just give up on your patriotism and be a good commie.

    They’re defecating bricks.

  2. Don’t let the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out, good riddance lying sack of $hite. Wish they would all take his lead.

  3. “ATF employees are hard-working, dedicated individuals who serve the public…”

    Is that what they’re calling the jews these days?

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