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Sen. Chuck Grassley Moves To Stop Ammo Ban, 52 Senators Condemn ATF Framework Limiting Sporting Ammo

11:40 AM 03/10/2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, yesterday led 52 colleagues in expressing concern for a new proposal that would severely limit access to rifle ammunition primarily used for sporting purposes. This class of ammunition is protected from prohibition under a 1986 Law Enforcement Officer Protection Act exemption. The framework, proposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), would set arbitrary guidelines for determining whether certain ammunition meets the 1986 law’s “sporting purposes” exemption. As a result, access to rifle ammunition long considered to be primarily used for activities such as target shooting and hunting could be limited.