Fairbanks, AK – Alaskan Congressman Don Young today shared good news with Alaskan sportsmen, gun owners, and Second Amendment advocates following the ATF’s announcement to halt a proposal to ban one of the most commonly used rifle bullets in America, the M855 or green tip.
“A week ago, 238 of my colleagues and I wrote the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to demand it halt its actions to ban the M855 bullet. Our message was clear; these proposed actions would directly infringe upon Second Amendment rights for countless Americans by implementing overly restrictive ammunition standards for law-abiding gun owners.
“Today’s announcement to shelve this dramatic interpretation of existing law is a good step for countless sportsmen, gun owners, and Second Amendment advocates across the nation, but the fight is not over. While the ATF has announced its proposal will be postponed, it is still unclear if they will pick it up again in the future. The Obama Administration must understand that in order for the Constitution and existing law to remain intact, any changes of this nature must be done through Congress.”
Click here to view the letter Congressman Young and 238 of his colleagues sent to ATF Director H. Todd Jones.
Click here to view the ATF’s announcement.