Judicial Watch Files Suit Seeking ATF Records on Attempted Ammo Ban
APRIL 11, 2017
From The Washington Free Beacon:
The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed suit in federal court on Monday seeking communications records related to the Obama administration’s attempt to ban a popular kind of AR-15 ammunition in 2015.
The suit, Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. It stems from a Freedom of Information Act request the watchdog group filed with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in March 2015. The request asked for all communications related to the agency’s decision “to no longer exempt 5.56 mm. SS109 and M855 (i.e., ‘green tip’ AR-15) ammunition from the definition of ‘armor-piercing’ ammunition” in the year leading up to its announcement.