Feds Abandon M855 Ammo Ban

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By ALICIA A. CALDWELL
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is abandoning plans to ban a popular type of rifle ammunition after an onslaught of criticism from both the public and lawmakers.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says the agency received more than 80,000 public comments on the proposal to outlaw some types of 5.56 mm rounds, or .223 caliber. The agency says the comments were overwhelmingly critical of the proposal.
Hundreds of lawmakers, including 52 U.S. senators, also objected.
The ATF had proposed banning some types of ammunition used in the popular AR-15-style rifles that could penetrate a police officer's protective vest if fired from a handgun.
Armor-piercing handgun ammunition has been banned since 1986 as a way to protect police officers under the federal Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act.
Copyright The Associated Press


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The statement I read didn't even really read like they're shelving it, more like taking more time to study the comments so they can issue a rule later. You know, when all the furor has died down and everyone's focused on the NEXT Obama scandal. :(
 

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ATF
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Special Advisory
Public Affairs Division – Washington, DC

March 10, 2015
Contact: Public Affairs Division
www.atf.gov
NOTICE TO THOSE COMMENTING ON THE ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION EXEMPTION FRAMEWORK

Thank you for your interest in ATF's proposed framework for determining whether certain projectiles are “primarily intended for sporting purposes” within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(C). The informal comment period will close on Monday, March 16, 2015. ATF has already received more than 80,000 comments, which will be made publicly available as soon as practicable.

Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal that reflected a good faith interpretation of the law and balanced the interests of law enforcement, industry, and sportsmen, the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that deserve further study. Accordingly, ATF will not at this time seek to issue a final framework. After the close of the comment period, ATF will process the comments received, further evaluate the issues raised therein, and provide additional open and transparent process (for example, through additional proposals and opportunities for comment) before proceeding with any framework.

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The statement I read didn't even really read like they're shelving it, more like taking more time to study the comments so they can issue a rule later. You know, when all the furor has died down and everyone's focused on the NEXT Obama scandal. :(


I see it as their taking it as a "soft loss" ). Instead of saying "YOU WIN MURRICA! KEEP YER GUNS"
 
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