I have heard that when the govt opens up any proposal to public comment, the govt has to respond to each before moving forward.
I can't comment on this issue, this is the first time I have signed a petition for on a WH site. I have even created another e-mail for my domain just for petitions, so they don't have my main e-mail address.
Correct me if I am wrong, but the .223 pistol is an AR15 without a stock? That "pistol" is the basis for the govt's desire for banning certain ammo. A .223 round is not a pistol round....
Correct, an AR Pistol is a short barreled AR without a stock. This is how some get around the SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) NFA (National Firearms Act) registration and not have to pay a $200.00 tax stamp. But have the buffer tube sticking out the back for the bolt cycling with a direct gas system.http://www.twsarms.com/product/ar15-pistol-75-inch-cqb-od-green/
Technically it is not really a pistol round per say.
I'm seeing some now don't even have the buffer tube since the piston driven system has come out or they simply put the direct gas system over the top of the firearm. I'm not real versed on this type of pistol though, so have not studied it very much.http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/0/0b/Oa-93-full.jpg/400px-Oa-93-full.jpg
Notice how this is guided under the need to protect law enforcement, but just who would shoot at law enforcement?
Do you think criminals would abide by the law anyways....liberals are misguided and just want their agenda passed anyway they can.
This is how ATF is trying to ban this round, it is focused on a 30 year old law. Even the writer of the law says it was not to be used for a rifle round such as the .223/5.56.
Of course, we all know that when outright banning of certain firearms fails, the govt do-gooders will simply take "alternate measures" to achieve their goal. Give an inch...they will take a foot...
The anti-gunners did not get the Assault Rifle ban they wanted, now they are trying to get around it by doing it this way and banning the ammunition to starve it out of existence.
AR-15's even come in the 308 and now the Beowulf 50 caliber. The 308 has been around for a very long time also, which is another hunting round. At one time you could get an AR upper for the 12 and 410 gauge shotgun. They going to ban that also?