And so it begins…another possible unnecessary run on retail ammunition. If this happens count on shortages, high prices, hoarding and black market resellers turning an obscene profit all over again.
If you missed it a recent claim being made by the BATF is that commercially available military equivalent of the 5.56x45 XM855 cartridge is capable of piercing stage 3 armored vests. Since some manufacturers have been able to downsize the AR15 rifle into what is claimed to be a handgun size variant, this ammunition is considered to be deadly for law enforcement when confronting a hostile element possessing a weapon classified as a handgun capable of firing the XM855 cartridge.
They had to dig up previous language in some old legislation and compromise the definition of handgun to support an effort to mount yet another assault on the rights of law-abiding citizens.