After receiving an unheard-of amount of negative responses to the idea, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has decided to postpone their proposal to ban certain types of 5.56mm rounds, or .223 caliber, which is a type of ammunition used in the AR-15 rifle.
According to the ATF, it “has already received more than 80,000 comments” on the proposed ban, which they have committed to make public “as soon as practicable.”
Specifically, the ban applied to M855 “green tip” or SS109″ rounds that contain particular metal cores.
In a statement released by the ATF, they said:
“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.”
As a result, the ATF said that it “will not at this time seek to issue a final framework.”
A victory for the 2nd Amendment, right? Not so fast.
Even thought the ATF has received over 80,000 comments on their proposal, they intend to keep the comment period open until March 16. At that time, they will “further evaluate the issues raised therein, and provide additional open and transparent processes before proceeding with any framework.”
Did you notice the absence of any references to the Constitution or the 2nd Amendment? Did you also notice that creating a “framework” for an ammo ban is still on the agenda?
This is simply the calm before the storm, folks!
Has the unconstitutionality of Obama’s executive amnesty stopped him from granting amnesty to millions of illegals? Has the unconstitutionality of the contraception mandate stopped Obama from forcing nuns to provide insurance that covers the pill?
Those are just two examples. And when you consider Obama’s blatant disregard for the Constitution, along with his expressed desire to disarm Americans, you can be sure that this isn’t over.
When ATF first announced their plans to ban this ammo, it was seen as a backdoor effort by the administration to implement gun control without legislation from Congress, and there’s nothing in this reprieve that changes that.
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