After receiving more than 80,000 comments from concerned citizens, the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) pulled a proposed rule that would ban M855 “green tip” ammunition which is used for AR-15 rifles. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement:
Today the American people received some excellent news. The Obama Administration announced that it will reconsider its highly controversial ammunition ban, after receiving an unprecedented 80,000 comments on the proposal from concerned citizens. This proposed ban was a blatant attempt to infringe upon Americans’ 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. I was proud to sign onto a letter led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) calling on the Director of ATF to pull this unconstitutional proposal. While this likely isn’t the end of the fight, this is a big victory and a great example of how getting involved and making your voice heard truly makes a difference.