Fighting Bureaucratic Overreach: Language Matters

Mar 4, 2016 | 0 comments

If you’re a gun owner, you are probably aware of the recent attempt by the ATF to effectively ban the very popular M885 ammunition (“SS-109” in the NATO world), most commonly used in AR-type rifles. Interestingly, the ATF has recently told gun owners not to worry, claiming that the removal of “green tip” ammo from the exempted list was merely a “publishing mistake.” Sure it was. Just like it was a “technical glitch” that deleted potentially incriminating IRS emails.
Federal agencies have always cleverly used language in order to expand their power. Remember that the Environmental Protection Agency’s original mission was …read more