The White House has called for a ban on military surplus ammunition that is used in the AR-15 rifle. The ammunition is the M855 “green tip” cartridge in 5.56 caliber. The reason is that the bullet in the M855 has a steel tip that may pierce soft body armor. There is some debate about whether this meets the definition of armor piercing ammunition. The Administration and the BATF wants to ban the sale of surplus M855 to the public.
If their proposal is approved, it will result in a ban on the sale of commonly sold rifle ammunition used by gun owners for hunting, target shooting and self-defense. Write the BATFE and your members of Congress and express your opposition to this proposal. You may call your members of Congress at 202-224-3121.
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