At least, submitting a comment can truly matter. It mattered under the Obama administration when, in 2015, ATF gave up on banning M855 ammunition after receiving an overwhelming barrage of public comments against the proposed rule. From The Washington Post:
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Tuesday it was backing down from a proposed ban on manufacturing and selling one of the most popular bullets used in AR-15 semiautomatic rifles.
The agency pulled the plug early, with still a week to go before the end of a one-month informal comment period on the proposed rule change that would have targeted these armor-piercing bullets. The ATF noted it had received more than 80,000 comments, and “the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and included issues that deserve further study.”
TTAG covered the news HERE.
Today, we’re faced with confusing, illogical, and subjective restrictions on the use of pistol stabilizing braces. We all need to submit a comment on ATF’s latest proposal. Click HERE to go directly to the public comment page, and for more information and ideas for comment topics, click below: