Politi”fact” got it wrong when rating NRA claims as false.

Back in 2013, Politifact published this article “debunking” a NRA fundraising flyer, and honed in on the “ban ammunition” talking point in particular:

Here we’ll examine what the NRA listed as reason No. 2 — “Obama supported Ted Kennedy’s ammo ban to outlaw all deer-hunting ammunition.”

It’s an oldie, but a goodie. The NRA used the same general attack against John Kerry in 2004 and against Obama in 2008.

The attack against Obama is rooted in a vote he took while serving in the U.S. Senate. It has to do with what the federal government considers armor-piercing ammunition (not, as the statement says, ammo for deer hunting).

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jun/13/national-rifle-association/barack-obama-supports-plan-ban-deer-hunting-ammuni/

Hm.  Considering the recent ATF proposal to ban M855 ammunition following on 2014’s ban on 7n6 ammunition and previous bans on steel core 7.62×39 back in 1994 (granted that’s prior to President Obama’s election), it sure looks like the NRA was right.

NRA’s comments on the upcoming ATF action:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20150213/batfe-to-ban-common-ar-15-ammo

Banning M855 is nothing more than this administration trying to restrict the #1 sporting rifle in America by cutting off the most available ammunition for it.

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