New York is known for pizza, skyscrapers, buffalo wings, and unfortunately for some, strong gun regulation. Then again, it is not fond of Machetes either, as this writer has reported for the Hill Talk.
Last Friday, the bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol, Firearms, and Explosives, or ATF, was seeking to move on a certain type of AR-15 ammunition and effectively ban it. Well, they are banning 5.56mm and.223mm caliber rounds that are most commonly used in an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
As the Washington Examiner reports, the 5.56mm ammunition was one of the few that were not on the 1985 Law Enforcement Protection Act’s ban list. That is because the law was designed to cover armor piercing rounds that could be used in handguns only, because the AR-15 variety were mainly used by target shooters, and still are today.
However, a New York lawmaker is seeking to push through a state version of bill under the apt moniker Armor Piercing Bullets Act. According to the Hill, New York Rep. Eliot Engel (D) says he can’t see why anyone, but the police or military should have such bullets.