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ATF Halts Plans To Ban AR-15 Ammo (For Now)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms – which is also the name of my dream store – has officially dropped its plan to ban the most popular ammunition for the AR-15 because of the immense public and political pressure.

“Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal that reflected a good faith interpretation of the law and balanced the interests of law enforcement, industry, and sportsmen, the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that deserve further study,” the ATF said.

The original plan was to ban the 5.56 mm ammo used by most sport shooters in the country, with hopes that it would drive prices up and make them harder for law-abiding citizens to purchase them.

The backlash was huge, and immediate with the NRA’s policy shop working to get co-signers on a letter targeting elected officials. Apparently it worked…like magic

The public fear was that this new ATF policy would have had far more future implications of stronger firearms and ammunition bans. The government agency did leave the door open to revisit this ban down the road, but for now, the scorecard reads:

2nd Amendment: 1

ATF: 0


Matt Schuck

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Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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