Monday, March 09, 2015

Oh gee, it was all an oopsie! Our bad!

The Shooting Wire reports in today's edition that BATFE, when caught with both hands in the cookie jar and chocolate smeared around their mouth, has declared that the lack of a written exemption for M855 ammo in the 2014 ATF Regulation Guide actually doesn't mean anything when it comes right down to it and that the exemption is still in place, and hey, we're just talking about about banning it and haven't made any decision yet.

Obviously, if you go read it, the actual wording is a bit different, but it raises an interesting point--if the lack of written notice of an exemption "has no legal impact on the validity of the exemptions" (their wording, folks), then how, exactly, are we supposed to know what is or is not exempt?  I have to think that a good legal team could make some fantastic hay with such things....

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