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Allen West: EPA regulations part of conspiracy to enforce gun control

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Allen West has once again proven that he can't even resist promoting a conspiracy theory that has already been debunked to death.

In a Sunday column on his website, West wrote that a Don Run company Herculaneum, Mo. which is being forced to close after the EPA required it to spend up to $100 million on upgrades, was actually a victim of "backdoor gun control … while we are all distracted with Obamacare and Iran nuclear negotiations."

"Come 2014, all ammunition sold to civilian gun owners in America will have to be imported, a result of President Obama's crackdown on sulfur dioxide and lead emissions and accompanying harsh Environmental Protection Agency regulations," said West.

West also said, according to a report, that "[This] will surely increase the price and possibly come under government control. It seems this is fully in concert with the U.S. military and Homeland Defense recent purchase of large quantities of ammunition."

This is a reference to another already dead conspiracy theory that the Department of Homeland Security was purchasing massive amounts of bullets to prevent citizens from buying them. This has already been disproved by the DHS having produced its yearly spending records, in which their ammunitions purchases are consistent year after year.

As for West's new spin on the old conspiracy theory, that is even more easily debunked. The rules under which the Don Run smelter plant was penalized were enforced in 2008, before Obama had even won the Presidential election.

It's pretty well established that Allen West is lacking intellectually, but even the dumbest of the dumb couldn't believe Obama is responsible for signing something into law that predates his presidency.



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