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ATF Sued for Records Classifying AR-15 Ammunition as ‘Armor-Piercing’

Judicial Watch, the Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group, has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) seeking records of communications inside the agency when it was considering reclassifying certain types of AR-15 ammunition as armor-piercing—and effectively banning it from civilian use.

ATF Reverses Decision on Stabilizing Braces

AR shooters, Rejoice! The ATF have reversed their position on the legality of stabilizing arm braces. The popular arm braces became a near-instant hit following their introduction in 2013, but ran into some legal gray areas following an ATF guidance letter in 2015 that stated shouldering the brace would lead to the creation of a […]

ATF Official Outlines Gun Law Reductions

A senior official at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has released a white paper detailing proposals to draw down some of the firearm laws currently on the books. ATF Associate Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer Ronald B. Turk authored the report to begin discussion on ways current firearm laws can […]