Tuesday, March 10, 2015

You'll notice the Hill drone keeps calling it AP,

as they apparently are either ignorant or just can't let it go(or both), but this is still good news:
The Obama administration is pulling back a controversial proposal to ban a form of armor-piercing ammunition commonly used in AR-15 hunting rifles.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) said it will not seek to issue a final framework for the rule “at this time” after receiving more than 80,000 comments on the proposal, the “vast majority” of which were negative.

"You spoke, we listened," the ATF tweeted.
After you tried to play 'legislating without legislators'.  After you tried to sneak through a preemptive change of law in your new issue of regulations, and being caught.  Which, by the way, demonstrated you considered the comment period(improperly shortened) nothing but a pretense that you cared what anyone thinks.  Borrowing from a commenter on Bookface,
I wonder if a Partnership Lawyer Drone told them "we're going to get sued over stretching the definition of 'armor piercing,' and once we lose that fight....."
There's that.  And I'm wondering how many calls and visits they got from some legislators saying "We're getting tired of this shit; just how much of your budget do you want to lose?"  Because something like that is the only thing they'll listen to, as they've proven they don't give a damn about the law.

Now keep your eyes on them, to see what these bastards try to slip in next.


Anonymous said...

They WILL keep hammering their meme that the ammo is 'armor piercing' ('cuz THEY say so). They will sometime in the future come up with some amorphous 'study' by some previously unknown entity that 'proves' their claim.

Dan said...

Anyone who believes this is over.....I've got some nice beach front property east f Reno I can give you a good deal on.

NO gun control proposal EVER dies. It is merely set aside for another try another day.