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Contact ATF: Oppose 5.56 M855 Ball Ammunition Ban

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) unexpectedly announced that it intends to ban commonplace M855 ball ammunition as "armor piercing ammunition." The decision continues Obama's use of his executive authority to impose gun control restrictions and bypass Congress. Use the sample letter below to write the ATF and voice your opposition to this ban! BE COURTEOUS AND DO NOT USE PROFANITY. If you do write a letter with bad language, the ATF will rightfully ignore your comments.

ATF will accept comments on this proposal until March 16, 2015. Email or write ATF today and tell them you oppose this unnecessary, misguided and damaging ban on commonly used ammunition for America's most popular sporting rifles. Additional information can be found at
https://www.nraila.org/articles/20150218/your-action-urgently-needed-to-prev ent-batfe-from-banning-common-rifle-ammunition .


Fax: (202) 648-9741

Mail: Denise Brown, Mailstop 6N-602

Office of Regulatory Affairs

Enforcement Programs and Services

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

99 New York Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20226


Feel free to use or edit the following sample letter, which can be emailed or mailed to the ATF:

Your Name


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ATTN: AP Ammo Comments

Dear Sir or Madam:

I oppose an ATF ban on 5.56 M855 ball ammunitions.

It has come to my attention that the ATF is seeking public input on a proposed ban on 5.56 M855 ball ammunitions. I am contacting you today, to tell you I solidly oppose this ban.

Law-abiding American citizens have been using 5.56 ball ammunition for sporting purposes for decades, so this legislation appears to be a case of the government arriving at a solution for a problem that doesn't exist.

Through this proposed ban, ATF disproportionately focuses on how criminals might use sporting ammunition in a handgun. Classifying criminals as a "consumer group" in the ATF's white paper on this topic is also disturbing, as it further implies that the industry purposely sells firearms and ammunition to this element.

I urge the ATF to permanently drop the proposed ban of 5.56 M855 ball ammunition.


Your Name, Title

Two Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinics will be held in the Triangle Area in April. Both of these events are grateful to The NRA Foundation for the grants which supply most of the ammunition used in the process of introducing to the shooting sports ladies with little or no experience with firearms. Some of our Women On Target Alumnae have gone on to learn more about the shooting sports and are now "giving back" as instructors at WOT! Other instructors of note are members of local junior shooting programs!

April 11th at Durham County Wildlife Club, Morrisville, NC. Contact Brandi Martin at brandi.WOT@gmail.com for information and a copy of the flyer. Registration is $25 and must be mailed with the registration form on or after March 16th -- NOT BEFORE.

April 11th WOT Flyer

April 26th at Sir Walter Gun Club, Creedmoor, NC. Contact Lisa Williams at potterlisa66@gmail.com for information and a copy of the flyer. Registration is $25 and must be mailed with the registration form on or after March 30th -- NOT BEFORE.

April 26th WOT Flyer

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