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ATF Will NOT Move Forward with M855 Ban at This Time

To those of you who said that contacting the ATF and your representative about the proposed ban on M855 wouldn’t work, this one’s for you. The ATF announced today that “will not at this time seek to issue a final framework” on “armor piercing” ammunition. 

ATF Special Advisory:

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.

Thank you to those of you who helped prevent this ridiculous ban. This fight is of course not over, but today’s news is a mark in the win column.

12 Responses to ATF Will NOT Move Forward with M855 Ban at This Time

  1. john March 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    Hopefully the price gouging will stop!

    • Brandon March 10, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

      That would be nice…

  2. Jim Hill March 10, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    It is important, as you can see in this response, for all of us to stick together and voice our opinions to the government.

    • Brandon March 10, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

      Yes indeed. Because they’ll try again soon enough.

  3. David March 10, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

    You guys here at Monderno and Sage Dynamics were really helpful in giving some direction on how to leave comments, as well as providing resources for making informed comments, and not just leaving a rant. So thanks for that.

    Feel bad for all the suckers that rushed to Cheaper than Dirt to get their ammo.

  4. TK March 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    Good win for sure, but I agree, it’ll be back.

  5. Geoff March 10, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    “will not at this time seek to issue a final framework”
    Government Speak.
    It means they will do it when we are all distracted by another scandal in the obama regime.

    • Brandon March 10, 2015 at 3:07 pm #


  6. Ted March 10, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    “…at this time.” A little too open-ended for me. Since Obama made comments on this issue and defended the ATF’s actions, you know he isn’t finished with it yet. They are just saving face in the light of illegal procedures and re-grouping. Congress could finish it once and for all but won’t. The exemption was wrong to start with and could easily be argued if someone with authority pursued it. Meanwhile, the panic and gouging will continue…

  7. Michael Godwin March 10, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

    WELL…another 100 million rounds in the system ….hahaha..thanks to Obummer and the ATF!! and……..they are all green tip!!

  8. Jim March 10, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

    Listen I am glad that they have stopped. However nothing to stop our highness from issuing a executive order banning the ammo or anything else. There isn’t anyone in Congress the press or the Courts willing to stand up to this asshole or his henchmen. I am so worried about how this country looks more and more like the old Roman Republic and how the feds look more and more like the nazi/ communist party.

  9. Hillbilly Bob March 10, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    The ATF will wait until prices come back to normal, mention M855 again and watch the prices skyrocket again and sit back and laugh their asses off
    Screw those commie bastards