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Obama Uses EPA to Suppress Gun Rights


Using Chicago-style thuggery, President Obama recently deployed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to shut down a major source of material used in manufacturing ammunition. This is an overt back door assault on our Second Amendment rights by a federal agency! 

 Since Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has given Barack Obama a path to confirmation on over 180 leftist federal agency leaders and 50 new activist federal judges, the American people can be assured that almost anything Barack Obama wants done, he’ll be able to accomplish through federal regulations. 

 The EPA has targeted the Doe Run Company, the only remaining primary lead smelter in the United States. The EPA’s stringent regulations (some would say absurdly stringent) would have caused the company to shell out more than $100 million to comply – or shut down.  The Herculaneum, Missouri, company, operating since 1892, has reluctantly chosen to shut down.  

 According to The Daily Caller, The Doe Run Company is the only remaining smelter in the United States that can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore. “The lead bullion is then sold to lead product producers, including ammunition manufactures, for use in conventional ammunition components such as projectiles, projectile cores, and primers.” 

 This is a back-door assault on the Second Amendment! 

 Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security was cited for buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammo, sparking inflated munitions costs. 

 Former Congressman and combat commander Allen West took note of the EPA’s recent actions and offered this commentary through Breitbart… 

 “It seems this is fully in concert with the U.S. Military and Homeland Defense recent purchase of large quantities of ammunition.

 The effect is chilling: you can own all the guns you want, but if you can’t get ammo, you are out of luck. Remember when President Obama promised his minions that he was working on gun control behind the scenes? Welcome to it. The result is that all domestically mined lead ore will have to be shipped overseas, refined, and then shipped back to the US.”

 f course, imported ammunition would be subject to trade regulations and possible additional Obama administration restrictions.  Thus, never having to face the inconvenience of passing through the People’s Congress, Barack Obama could achieve gun control!

 Utilizing frontal assaults or backdoor tactics, our constitutionally protected rights are under assault by the Obama administration. Whatever actions he can’t get through Congress, he’s increasingly able to achieve through executive action using his myriad federal agencies.