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Posted: 3/6/2015 11:30:31 PM EDT
http://controversialtimes.com/news/breaking-atf-issues-statement-saying-paperwork-showing-m855-banned-was-publishing-error/

Can anybody verify this? Is this legit

I'm posting on a cellphone sorry about the hot link or lack of quick search options.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:16:24 AM EDT
From the ATF Facebook page (also put on the big thread):

https://www.facebook.com/HQATF

NOTICE OF PUBLISHING ERROR

On Feb. 13, 2015, ATF released for public comment a proposed framework to guide its determination on what ammunition is “primarily intended for sporting purposes” for purposes of granting exemptions to the Gun Control Act’s prohibition on armor piecing ammunition. The posted framework is only a proposal, posted for the purpose of receiving public comment, and no final determinations have been made.

Media reports have noted that the 2014 ATF Regulation Guide published online does not contain a listing of the exemptions for armor piercing ammunition, and conclude that the absence of this listing indicates these exemptions have been rescinded. This is not the case.

Please be advised that ATF has not rescinded any armor piercing ammunition exemption, and the fact they are not listed in the 2014 online edition of the regulations was an error which has no legal impact on the validity of the exemptions. The existing exemptions for armor piercing ammunition, which apply to 5.56 mm (.223) SS 109 and M855 projectiles (identified by a green coating on the projectile tip), and the U.S .30-06 M2AP projectile (identified by a black coating on the projectile tip), remain in effect.

The listing of Armor Piercing Ammunition exemptions can be found in the 2005 ATF Regulation Guide on page 166, which is posted here http://ow.ly/3xsYKl.

The 2014 Regulation Guide will be corrected in PDF format to include the listing of armor piercing ammunition exemptions and posted shortly. The e-book/iBook version of the Regulation Guide will be corrected in the near future. ATF apologizes for any confusion caused by this publishing error.
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I'd like to think they were backpedaling pretty hard. . .
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:17:57 AM EDT
"Oh, shit, backtrack until the comment period is over! Then stick it in and break it off in their ass"
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:21:04 AM EDT
Yay, a victory for freedom
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:21:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:21:58 AM EDT
Misdirection.

The 2014 journal doesn't mention exemptions. That is a mistake.

The new proposed regulation (published 2/13/15) was not a mistake.


Two totally different things.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:22:04 AM EDT
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Indeed
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 10:03:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2015 10:03:40 AM EDT by VA-gunnut]
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1725616_The_M855_ban_was_a_publishing_error_____________.html
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