View Full Version : Judicial Watch Sues ATF Over Plan to Reclassify AR-15 Ammo as 'Armor-Piercing'

04-12-2017, 05:21 PM

M855 "Green Tip" ammunition. (CNSNews.com) -- The government watchdog group, Judicial Watch, is suing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to release all communication records about a proposal to reclassify certain ammunition for the AR-15 rifle as "armor piercing." The Obama administration, through the Department of Justice, had sought the reclassification in early 2015, a plan that more than 200 members of Congress opposed. The ATF proposal in February 2015 called for no longer exempting 5.56mm SS109 and M855 ("green tip") ammo from the definition of "armor piercing" ammunition as detailed in the ATF 2014 Regulation Guide, said Judicial Watch in a press release.

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