When our friends at the ATF announced their intention to ban green tip M855 5.56 ammunition last month, lots of knowledgeable people figured that the fix was in. That the ban was a fait accompli and despite the window dressing of a 30-day public comment period, the administration had already made up its mind to end civilian availability of the “armor piercing” rounds. Now, Town Hall’s Katie Pavlich is reporting that those suspicions were well founded . . .
She’s posted a copy of the ATF’s most recent regulatory guide at the link above that omits the previous armor piercing exemption given to M855. The latest guide was published in January and, as she points out, it takes months to compile. Which means that this has been a done deal for quite some time.
So it seems that no amount of cynicism, no level of paranoia about the anti-gun intentions of the Obama administration and its regulatory apparatus is beyond the pale. Any move to reduce, inhibit or discourage Americans from exercising their Second Amendment rights will be made, particularly if it can be done without a vote in Congress. The only question now is, what’s up their sleeve next?