Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre went on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” Wednesday to sound the alarm about President Barack Obama’s executive actions to ban AR-15 5.56 ammo.
LaPierre accused Obama of “trying to act like a dictator” and hating the Second Amendment.
“This prospect, the ATF ban on AR-15 ammunition, why are we not hearing more of an outcry about this?” asked Dobbs. (RELATED: BATFE To Ban Common AR-15 Ammo)
“Well, probably because the media doesn’t want the American public to know what this president is trying to impose on them,” LaPierre responded. “This is a president, he’s grasping for straws, he hates the Second Amendment, he hates the fact Americans have a constitutional right to own firearms, he can’t win at the ballot box, he can’t win in the Congress, and now he’s trying to act like a dictator and planning on forcing this ammo ban on the American public by executive regulation.”
“He tried to ban ARs, he couldn’t ban the ARs from the American public, the popular sporting rifle,” he continued. “Now trying to ban AR ammunition.” (RELATED: Israel To Ease Gun Control Laws After Deadly Synagogue Attack)
LaPierre noted there was much more at stake than simply one kind of ammunition. “The one he’s trying to ban is the 5.56, it’s a small rifle cartridge. The thing is, if he can ban that because it pierces soft body armor… under this standard, he can ban all rifle cartridges, because all of them pierce soft body armor.”