President’s proposed 5.56 Ball Ammo Ban – Time is short to write ATF

Shooting and Second Amendment Friends,

The President proposes an ammo ban for 5.56 ball ammo for Sportsmen and gut the second amendment.  There is no overarching reason to ban this ammo except to disarm law abiding Americans and the use of rifles such as the AR-15. A ban will leave criminals with banned ammo and create criminals from law abiding citizens. Below is a draft letter that I receive from Hornady Manufacturing which I emailed to ATF.

We have only till March 16 to input to ATF. The reason for this ban is simple. Disarm America and destroy the 2nd Amendment.

Please borrow and send a copy to ATF and tell all your friends that if this ban goes into effect, there is no ammo that the President cannot ban.

Citizens will be disarmed! We will be sheep!

Ed Hale – Editor/Owner

New Hampshire Rifleman Magazine




On Feb 27, 2015, at 7:06 AM, Edward Hale <> wrote:


ATTN send to:

Dear Sir or Madam:

I oppose an ATF ban on 5.56 M855 ball ammunitions.

It has come to my attention that the ATF is seeking public input on a proposed ban on 5.56 M855 ball ammunitions. I am contacting you today, to tell you I solidly oppose this ban.

Law-abiding American citizens have been using 5.56 ball ammunition for sporting purposes for decades, so this legislation appears to be a case of the government arriving at a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist.

Through this proposed ban, ATF disproportionately focuses on how criminals might use sporting ammunition in a handgun. Classifying criminals as a “consumer group” in the ATF’s white paper on this topic is also disturbing, as it further implies that the industry purposely sells firearms and ammunition to this element.

I urge the ATF to permanently drop the proposed ban of 5.56 M855 ball ammunition.

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About Ed Hale

I am an avid hunter with rifle and Bow and have been hunting for more than 50 years. I have taken big game such as whitetail deer, red deer, elk, Moose and African Plains game
such as Kudu, Gemsbok, Springbok, Blesbok, and Impala and wrote an ebook entitled African Safari -Rifle and Bow and Arrow on how to prepare for a first safari. Ed is a serious cartridge reloader and ballistics student. He has earned two degrees in science and has written hundreds of outdoor article on hunting with both bow and rifle.