Cochran: ATF Ammo Reclassification Would Violate Intent Of Long-Standing Law
Miss. Senator Argues Regulatory Ban on Ammunition Used by Sportsmen is Unwarranted.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today said the Obama administration should abandon its new effort to ban the use or manufacture of certain types of ammunition used primarily by sportsmen.
Cochran on Friday said a new regulatory effort by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to reclassify 5.56 millimeter projectiles of SS 109 and M855 “green tip” ammunition as “armor-piercing ammunition” runs afoul of the Law Enforcement Protection Act of 1986.
In a letter to ATF Director B. Todd Jones, …read more