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BREAKING: ATF Temporarily Pulls Proposal to Ban AR-15 "Green Tip"
Katie Pavlich | Mar 10, 2015
After an unprecedented response, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and
Firearms has temporarily pulled its proposal to ban common AR-15 M885
"green tip" ammunition.
You spoke, we listened. @ATFHQ plans more study on the proposed AP
Ammo exemption framework. See more http://t.co/SmRKMYvw7J
"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," an ATF press release states
(emphasis mine). "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."
Members on both sides of the aisle in Congress have also been highly
critical of the proposal, along with the National Rifle Association
and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The Bureau received extra
scrutiny last week when it was discovered the new ATF 2014 Regulation
Guidebook did not include an exemption for AR-15 "green tip"
ammunition as "armor piercing." ATF has said the Regulation Guidebook
will be updated to include the exemption.
ATF released the proposal in February for public comment, citing law
enforcement safety as justification for the ban. A timeline for
"further study" of the proposed ban has not been issued.
Representatives, I am pleased that the Obama Administration has
abandoned its attack on the Second Amendment. Congress will continue
to steadfastly protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding
citizens and it is entirely inappropriate for President Obama to
stretch his regulatory authority to implement partisan policies that
Congress has refused to enact. Such an abuse of power would impact
to legally and responsibly exercise their Second Amendment rights,"
and other members of the House Judiciary Committee will continue to
keep a watchful eye on the Obama Administration so that we protect
United States to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights afforded to
Despite the reversal, ATF will continue taking public comments about
this proposal through March 16. "Green tip" ammunition is safe, for
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