March 3, 2015
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Ban on Ar-15 Semi-Automatic Rifle
President Obama is utilizing executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing to put the ban on AR-15 style semi-automatic on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president (Bedard, 2015).
Although the ban would stop individuals form purchasing the 5.56mm ammo, the United States would be safer. With all the current mass shootings in our schools, workplaces, and businesses, the AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle is not a weapon that should be in the hands of civilians. This weapon should only be used by law enforcement and the military. A ban of the AR-15 style semi-automatic ammo is a way to control the use of this deadly weapon. As Americans, we have the right to bear arms. The second amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees us this right. Our forefathers could never have imagined what today’s weapons can do and the amount of destruction they can cause.
Due to the imposed ban on AR-15 style semi-automatic ammo, retailers have begun to increase the price of the ammo. This may slow down weapon owners from purchasing the ammo. If there is no ammo or the AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle, criminals