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- What is the ATF Doing?
18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(c):
(B) The term “armor piercing ammunition” means—
(i) a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium; or
(ii) a full jacketed projectile larger than .22 caliber designed and intended for use in a handgun and whose jacket has a weight of more than 25 percent of the total weight of the projectile.
18 U.S.C. 922(a)(7) & (8):
(7) for any person to manufacture or import armor piercing ammunition, unless—
(A) the manufacture of such ammunition is for the use of the United States, any department or agency of the United States, any State, or any department, agency, or political subdivision of a State;
(B) the manufacture of such ammunition is for the purpose of exportation; or
(C) the manufacture or importation of such ammunition is for the purpose of testing or experimentation and has been authorized by the Attorney General;
(8) for any manufacturer or importer to sell or deliver armor piercing ammunition, unless such sale or delivery—
(A) is for the use of the United States, any department or agency of the United States, any State, or any department, agency, or political subdivision of a State;
(B) is for the purpose of exportation; or
(C) is for the purpose of testing or experimentation and has been authorized by the Attorney General;
- Can they really do it?
- What can we do about it?
- Likely outcomes.
Statement from Erik Lund (LEO):
“The notion that ATF is only trying to protect our Nation’s Law
Enforcement officers from armor piercing bullets is a complete
fabrication and utter nonsense. M855 ammunition has been available for
well over 20 years and in that time there is not a single recorded instance
of a LEO being killed by this specific ammunition. M855 ammunition
does not even meet ATF’s own guidelines for what constitutes an actual
armor piercing bullet. Virtually any rifle caliber cartridge will penetrate
Level IIIA body armor which itself was never designed to protect the
officer from rifle caliber projectiles, only handgun projectiles. Banning
M855 ammunition will not save or protect a single LEO anywhere in the
Country. It’s a fabrication designed to elicit sympathy from the
The sinister danger in this ban is not the loss of a specific type of
ammunition to the public in general, but in the precedent setting
administrative action that if successful, will allow the ATF to arbitrarily
and capriciously ban any type of projectile that they deem unfit for
NRA-ILA: Explanatory article
ATF: 18 U.S.C. 921(c)18(a) basis for ammo in shooting sports
Contact the ATF!!!
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