ATF sued over plan to ban popular AR-15 ammo
APRIL 12, 2017
A government watchdog agency has filed a federal Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives seeking records related to a proposed rule change that would ban certain types of AR-15 ammunition.
The ATF backed off its February 2015 proposal to revise regulatory rules by reclassifying the so-called “green tip” ammunition for the AR-15, which is manufactured as both a rifle and a handgun. These rules of enforcement fall under the Gun Control Act of 1968.