Another attack or at least a proposal to impact our 2nd amendment rights
Gun control seems to be an objective of this administration and some members of Congress. The latest effort to impact our rights under the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is an effort to restrict access to some ammunition. Failure to take away our right to bear arms as the Constitution identifies the effort now is bent on restricting access to ammunition. Owning a firearm and having the ammunition to use it go hand in hand. How could you utilize your right to own a firearm if you did not have the opportunity or access to the ammunition for it?
Changing the rules by the ATF which is being proposed and probably will go into effect does not change the law passed by Congress. The only legal process for changing the content of legislation is through Congress. Here again this example is executive departments and agencies disregarding the content and requirements of laws they are sworn to enforce. I would hope that from what it appears the rule would ban the manufacture, import, distribute or sell the type of ammunition which is the focus of his proposed rule now being considered for implementation. It is hoped the restriction of manufacturing certain ammunition that manufacturers would disregard or at least fight this new rule through our judicial system if it goes into effect. Any entity of government especially the executive department cannot change the law only enforce it.
Rewriting laws or ignoring them by yet another department of the executive branch are attempting to impact our right to bear arms. Granted there are issues with certain types of ammunition but any ammunition can be used for illegal purposes and it is not the fault of law-abiding citizens when this takes place. Citizens regardless of the law should not be punished for the actions of others. Our world is a dangerous place today now more than ever and law-abiding citizens need to have the capability to protect themselves and their families.
It is anticipated that battle lines will be drawn for this latest attempt by government to restrict our rights under the 2nd amendment to the Constitution. It is also know that efforts to make changes in this area by the executive branch have been defeated through the legislative process, the courts and the will of the majority. In one bright spot there is an upcoming election and this attack on our second amendment rights and the response from Congress will not go unnoticed by voters and they will make their voices heard in their votes.
The legislative process takes a number of votes for any legislation to be presented to the President for signature. Individuals who ignore this latest attempt to curtail yet another right we have will have to answer to their constituents. There are several organizations involved with our right to bear arms and they have constantly been fighting attempts make it harder for individuals to protect themselves and their families.
In addition it must also be remembered that those now hold positions in the executive departments can be replace with a new administration. In addition executive orders are technology null and void when the President who issued them leaves office. It has been a matter of custom that executive orders are revoked by a new President especially ones with which he disagrees. It is hoped that actions such as the current proposal associated with the 2nd amendment if it goes into effect will be soundly rejected by the next administration if not by the current Congress.