80,000 Americans bombard government with complaints
The ATF says it is shelving a proposed ban on ‘green tip’ ammunition after a deluge of critical feedback, highlighting that the move would be highly unpopular with Americans.
The federal agency said Tuesday that the President’s planned executive action to prohibit bullets for AR-15 hunting rifles will not go ahead. The ATF says that over 80,000 comments were received on the proposal. Most viewed the move negatively.
“The vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that deserve further study,” the agency said in a statement. “Accordingly, ATF will not at this time seek to issue a final framework.”
The agency took to social media, declaring “You spoke, we listened.” The public comment period still had another week to run, and was to end Monday.