It’s Not Just M855

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Thursday raised new concerns about surplus military ammo used in popular AR-15 rifles and pistols just days after pulling back on a proposal to ban the ammo because it could threaten police safety.

In a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, ATF Director B. Todd Jones said all types of the 5.56 military-style ammo used by shooters pose a threat to police as more people buy the AR-15-style pistols.

“Any 5.56 round” is “a challenge for officer safety,” he said. Jones asked lawmakers to help in a review of a 1986 bill written to protect police from so-called “cop killer” rounds that largely exempted rifle ammo like the 5.56 because it has been used by target shooters, not criminals.

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One thought on “It’s Not Just M855

  1. The ATF is being pushed to ban ammo by Obama regardless of what they claim is the reason they want to ban ammo. We need to make them realize we will not stand for their shenanigans. %.56 I don’t think is any worse than any other ammo. A.22 can kill just as easy if placed in the right area.

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