Nothing to analyze here folks, just a publishing mistake. No AP ammo exemptions revoked @NRA @NSSF. See http://ow.ly/K2vj9
Notice of Publishing Error
On Feb. 13, 2015, ATF released for public comment a proposed framework, including legal and technicalanalysis, to guide its determination on what ammunition is "primarily intended for sporting purposes" forpurposes of granting exemptions to the Gun Control Actís prohibition on Armor Piecing
Ammunition. This proposed framework is posted for public comment only; no final decisions have beenmade as to its adoption.
Media reports have noted that the 2014 ATF Regulation Guide published online does not contain a listingof the exemptions for Armor Piercing Ammunition, and concluding that the absence of this listingindicates these exemptions have been rescinded.
Please be advised that ATF has not rescinded any Armor Piercing Ammunition exemption, and the factthey are not listed in the 2014 online edition of the regulations, was an error, which has no legal impact onthe validity of the exemptions. The existing exemptions for armor piercing ammunition, which apply to5.56 mm (.223) SS 109 and M855 projectiles (identified by a green coating on the projectile tip), and theU.S .30-06 M2AP projectile (identified by a black coating on the projectile tip), remain in effect.
The listing of Armor Piercing Ammunition exemptions can be found in the 2005 ATF Regulation Guideon page 166, which is posted [COLOR=rgb(1.960000%, 38.800000%, 75.700000%)]here.[/COLOR]
The 2014 Regulation Guide will be corrected in PDF format to include the listing of Armor PiercingAmmunition exemptions and posted shortly. The e-book/iBook version of the Regulation Guide will becorrected in the near future. ATF apologizes for any confusion caused by this publishing error.