As most of you probably already know, the Imperial Federal Goobermit's BATF&E is going to ban the M855 ammo used in both .223 and AR-15 rifles. The reason they "say" they want to ban it is because of it's use in the AR mod pistol, which isn't a pistol in the traditional sense but is instead a short rifle about 20 inches long. According to BATF this ammo is considered to be "armor piercing" and a hazard to law enforcement, BUT
, and this is the part they don't mention, ANY CENTER FIRE .223 RIFLE BULLET WILL PENETRATE POLICE BODY ARMOR!!!
Get that? But BATF&E doesn't mention the "other" bullets, only the most popular sporting/target shooting bullet, the M855?? Are all .223 bullets next?
ATF is taking public comments through March 16, 2015 about the proposed ban through email at and by fax at (202) 648-9741. Comments can also be sent through the mail to:
Denise Brown, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226: ATTN: AP Ammo Comments
PLEASE write BATF and tell them NOT to ban the M855 bullet. You might also ask them why they didn't mention the fact that ALL .223/5.56 center fire bullets will penetrate police vests and what their plans are for THOSE bullets??