ATF Considering Reclassification of AR-15 Ammunition
Last week, the Obama Administration proposed a ban on bullets used in AR-15 semiautomatic rifles.
The AR-15 is the most popular rifle in America.
Now, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives wants to classify the bullets as armor piercing rounds. That would make them illegal to buy, make or sell.
ATF says it's a move that would better protect police because some new hand-guns can fire the same ammo.
Nearly 200 members of Congress have asked the agency to reconsider, including Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia.
“They are trying to do everything they wanted to do with gun control in a regulatory fashion, away from the public eye,” Collins said. “This is something that’s been around for 30 years. Why the perversion now? We think it’s just a last ditch attempt by this administration to take a swipe at the second amendment.”
The ammo is currently considered for sport shooting.
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