28 States sign letter to Administration:
Do Not Restrict Ammo Sales to Public

By Dean Weingarten. Feb 25, 2024

On January 9, 2024, Letitia James, Attorney General of New York, released a letter sent to Stefanie Feldman, Director, White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention. The letter was on behalf of 19 states and the District of Columbia. A summation of the letter is as follows: Guns are bad. Ammunition is bad. It is a bad idea to allow people to have ammunition for guns, so the Lake City Ammunition plant should not be allowed to sell ammunition to civilians. Here is the first paragraph, from ag.ny.gov:

Dear Director Feldman,

We write on behalf of the States of New York, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawai'i, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (the "States") to express concern about recent reports that billions of rounds of military-grade ammunition manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant have been sold on the commercial market, leading to their use in many of the most tragic mass shootings in recent history. We ask your Office to conduct an investigation into the contracting processes that led to this situation, and to take action to ensure that military-grade and military-subsidized ammunition stays out of civilian hands.

On January 24, 2024, 28 states responded to the NY AG letter with their own. In summation, their response was as follows. Guns and ammunition are protected under the Second Amendment. An armed society is a positive good. Americans who exercise their Second Amendment rights aid in the common defense. When Lake City sell ammunition to Americans, it is a good thing which enhances the military capabilities of the United States. Here is the first paragraph of the response letter, from law.alaska.gov, sent to President Biden and Director Feldman: .....


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