Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen spearheaded a coalition urging the Biden administration to maintain the operations of a significant commercial ammunition manufacturing plant. This call to action was prompted by requests from Democrat attorneys general to investigate the plant, a move that could disrupt production, diminish ammunition supply, and compromise national security.
In a letter sent to President Biden and White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention Director Stefanie Feldman, Attorney General Knudsen opposed the Democrats’ request for an investigation into the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. He criticized their misleading attempts to link the plant to mass shootings, emphasizing that such allegations shouldn’t justify imposing unreasonable restrictions on the facility, as it undermines the Second Amendment right by restricting access to ammunition.
Attorney General Knudsen expressed concern about the Biden administration and Democrats potentially hindering Americans’ exercise of their right to bear arms, even at the cost of reducing ammunition production capabilities and jeopardizing national security. He highlighted that the move to shut down the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant was based on a dubious “investigation” by the New York Times.