ATF to Ban AR-15 Ammunition: ACT NOW

By on February 18, 2015

The ATF has announced that they have decided to ban XM855 / SS109 Military Surplus ammunition. This ammunition is commonly used in the AR-15 . Their reasoning is that the (Green Tip) is armor piercing and will defeat vests that are worn by law enforcement officers. As we all know, All .223 and 5.56 is “armor piercing” as it will pierce level 3 armor. If you don’t do something right now, they will continue with their efforts until they have banned the AR itself. Below is some information on how you can help. It is as simple as sending an email and takes let than 2 minutes.

You can view the Proposed Change here

Contact The BATFE

ATF email:

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: ATTN: AP Ammo Comments.

Contact Your Representatives

Here is a Sample Letter you can send

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to voice strong opposition to the proposed change to current law that would make it illegal to manufacture, import or sell on the open market M855 / SS109 ammunition.

The claimed purpose of this change is to “protect the lives and safety of law enforcement officers from the threat posed by ammunition capable of penetrating a protective vest when fired from a handgun”.

As the Technical Branch well knows, all rifle ammunition of a common caliber such as .223 / 5.56 is capable of penetrating threat level IIA and IIIA body armor regardless of the firearm that is used to fire it. M855 / SS109 is no more of a threat to law enforcement than M193 or Horandy VMAX loads are.

It’s also worth noting that rifle caliber pistols are rarely used in violent crime, their usage is a statistical zero for all practical purposes, which further begs the question as to why this proposed rule change is even being considered.

Banning the availability of affordable surplus ammunition under the false pretense that it’s in the name of officer safety is a direct violation of our 2nd Amendment rights. To reiterate, it is clear that this proposed change places an unreasonable restriction on law abiding citizens that will have unintended consequences and will further negatively impact our ability to exercise freedoms guaranteed to us by Constitution of the United States.

Thank you for your time and consideration,


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