Is plant closure part of WH anti-gun agenda?

Thursday, December 5, 2013
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

A pro-gun organization says it's very evident that the Obama administration is willing do whatever it takes to squelch Second Amendment rights – including making bullets vanish.

In a column posted on his website, former Republican Congressman Allen West wrote about the forced closure of a lead-producing plant in Missouri. Doe Run, located in Herculaneum, has been described as the "last primary lead smelter" in the country. The plant has been in operation since 1892, but now is being forced to shut down because of harsh new regulations being imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Doe Run will cease operations on December 31.

West says as a result, gun owners will have to buy lead bullets from foreign sources, making ammo more expensive and perhaps even government-controlled. "Our Second Amendment rights are undergoing an assault by clandestine infiltration," he writes.

Mike Hammond, legislative counsel for Gun Owners of America (GOA), agrees with West, saying this is clearly a backdoor attack on the Second Amendment.

"We don't think it's coincidental that a company that melts lead for bullets was targeted by the Obama administration, given the politicization [of the issue]," he tells OneNewsNow. "As a matter of fact, every way the Obama administration can go at the Second Amendment through the back door it's attempted to do so."

Hammond says it is also scary that the federal government is buying up so much of the ammo that is produced.

"People all over the country are saying [they] can't buy bullets – and the Obama administration said Oh, we just need them," states the GOA spokesman. "But people all over the country are finding difficulty buying ammunition because of large government purchases."

Hammond says the ballot box appears to be the strongest guard against the Obama administration's anti-gun agenda.

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