As many of our viewers are aware, Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., has been following 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). Today, we filed our formal Comment in opposition to ATF’s proposed framework. With exhibits, it is over 330 pages. You can download a copy here.
While gun owners and groups rejoiced after ATF announced it was no longer moving forward with the proposed reclassification on SS109/M855, many seemed to overlook a key phrase. ATF stated, “Accordingly, ATF will not at this time seek to issue a final framework.” Furthermore, there are still many inherent dangers in ATF’s proposed framework which are addressed in detail in FICG’s comment.
ATF’s Director Todd B. Jones appeared in front of a Senate Appropriations Committee this morning and was quoted as saying that all types of the 5.56 military-style ammo used by shooters pose a threat to police as more people buy the AR-15-style pistols.
The firearms community needs to remain vigilant about future action ATF may take with regards to .223/5.56 ammunition.
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