posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 10:57 PM
It's just another bureaucratic bunch of nonsense.
For some weird reason, this type of round (I am not familiar with this class of weapon or ammunition - I'm only slightly more intelligent regarding
this matter than the average politician/bureaucrat) has now been reclassified as a pistol round. Apparently, pistol-class ammunition has different
regulations that apply to them - and these rounds are believed to be, by ATF command, to now fall outside of what is permitted, and hence considered
illegal. Which means production stopped and a program for allowing current owners to turn in these rounds without penalty.
I see no reason to get all up in arms over it. It's not a 'gun grab' or an 'ammo grab' - just an ass-grab in politics.
The real issue is whether or not the government has the authority to regulate firearms and their ammunition.
On that token - if we are concerned about the government attempting to take away firearms/ammunition - it doesn't make sense that, if they cannot
practically 'take away' firearms with dozens of moving parts and precision-milled components - they are not going to be able to take away the
comparably far more simple ammunition produced in quantities several orders of magnitude greater than firearms.