RUSH: Okay, better get this sound bite in. I mentioned the past couple of days that I have been blamed for the run on AR-15 ammo. Actually, it was yesterday morning, this is the second day. Yesterday morning, CBS This Morning, correspondent Mark Strassmann reporting on the proposal by ATF to ban armor piercing ammo for the AR-15.
STRASSMANN: Last month the ATF said they wanted to restrict the armor-piercing rifle rounds to better protect police. The reason? Some new handguns can fire the same ammo. The move prompted Rush Limbaugh to tell his radio listeners last week that the proposed ban was a back door gun grab.
RUSH ARCHIVE: President Barack Obama is using executive actions now to impose gun control on the nation.
STRASSMANN: And around the nation gun stores have reported buying frenzies similar to that in 2013 when the president urged Congress to ban automatic weapons.
RUSH: Yeah, but the Regime says this is a panic city. We didn’t say anything about gun control, but it is gun control. Everybody knows they want gun control, and if they can’t get your gun, what better secondary way than to get you bullets? Anybody with a brain knows what’s going on here.
Here is the Regime’s explanation. Josh Earnest, Monday afternoon at the White House, dutifully here comes a reporter, unidentified, says, “Josh, last week there were reports about the ATF looking at banning certain types of ammo for automatic weapons. I mean, what’s going on here, Josh?”
EARNEST: We are looking at additional ways to protect our brave men and women in law enforcement and believe that this process is valuable for that reason.
RUSH: Well, stop the tape. This administration via Eric Holder just issued a proclamation that the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, is racist. They didn’t touch Darren Wilson, the cop, in the Gentle Giant case ’cause they got no evidence on the guy. But right here it is. “Department of Justice has claimed that the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, engages in racial profiling and racial practices primarily at traffic stops.” And yet here’s Josh, “We just want to protect our brave men and women in law enforcement.” Right. You just proclaimed a police department racist. Here’s the rest of what Earnest had to say.
EARNEST: This seems to be an area where everyone should agree, that if there are armor-piercing bullets available that can fit into easily concealed weapons, that it puts our law enforcement at considerably more risk. So, I put this in the category of common sense steps that the government can take to protect the Second Amendment rights of law- abiding Americans, while also making sure that our law enforcement officers who are walking the beat every day can do their jobs just a little bit more safely.
RUSH: Really? I thought they were a bunch of racist pigs. Really concerned about their safety? By the way, how does this fit in the category of common-sense steps the government can take to protect Second Amendment rights? I don’t quite follow that.