What the does "sporting use" have to do with anything?Now, however, BATFE says that it will henceforth grant the "sporting purposes" exception to only two categories of projectiles:
M855 is quite literally the second most popular AR-15 round currently on the market.The ATF is considering a ban on a certain type of AR15 ammo. It isn't an outright ban on all AR15 ammo, just the M885, which I have never owned or have even shot. I understand about that slippery slope but let's not go around freaking out.
All of these headlines (and thread titles) without quantification, are going to freak out a lot of people and drive up the price of regular .223 and 5.56 ammo.
Thanks for the clarification but I've never shot it nor have I seen it on store shelves or online at most ammo suppliers, at least the ones I go to. This type of ammo is new to me and even though I own an AR15, I don't do as much shooting as I would like to.M855 is quite literally the second most popular AR-15 round currently on the market.
Many, many people prefer this as their "go to," general purpose round.
I agree, it's not an all out ban on 5.56, but it would be the largest outright ammo ban in history.
who cares what you've shot before?Thanks for the clarification but I've never shot it nor have I seen it on store shelves or online at most ammo suppliers, at least the ones I go to. This type of ammo is new to me and even though I own an AR15, I don't do as much shooting as I would like to.
Bingo. Can you imagine the implications of the BATFE setting the criteria for "sporting" to eventually include potential bans on all magazine or clip fed long arms? Their shifting ATF stance on even the recent arm braces makes me also suspect more back door attempts at gun control before this administration finally gets tossed into the dustbin of history. Taken alone, some will say a move like banning M855 isn't much and not to panic. But that fails to take into account the possibility of further overreach by an administration that has already advocated for gun control.I think the most important aspect of this ban idea is that they don't see it fit for "sporting purposes". the second amendment isn't about SPORT. The second amendment is about our right to eliminate our government should it cease to serve us. Millitary and LEO wear body armor and carry "assault weapons" with 30 round mags. Ergo we the people have a right to own body armor, ammo that can defeat body armor, and "assault weapons" with 30 round mags.
I couldn't find any more online and picked up 300 rounds at Walmart for their normal high price. Then I found some online for cheaper than Walmart, but still pricey. I can still find brass m193 for under .30/round but I wanted a stockpile of m855 anyway..30/round last night. Free market at work.