Letters to the Editor

All Points: Sensible regulation or backdoor gun control?

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it is planning to restrict the future sale of armor-piercing rifle bullets, commonly used by hunters, because new handguns that use the ammunition pose a threat to law enforcement. Police organizations and anti-gun advocates are lauding the administration’s decision, but firearms organizations are crying foul. Is the Obama administration pursuing sensible gun regulations, or is this an attempt at “backdoor” gun control to make up for the failed attempts to pass such legislation in Congress?

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