The projectiles will be banned as well. Here's what ATF says specifically on it:Kommander wrote:I think he means that one will be unable to buy new projectiles for reloading after the ban, though could reloading the bullets be considered manufacturing ammo if one already has the bullets?Doctorr Fabulous wrote:kbi wrote:
#1 If you plan on selling those rounds after 3/15/2015 people will be in violation of fed law .
#2 And forget loading your own ( no projos for sale ) either after said date
My understanding was that you couldn't manufacture or conduct retail sale. Got a link to where it says those who already owned projectiles can't reload them?
ATF recognizes that this ammunition is widely available to the public. Because it is
legally permissible to possess armor piercing ammunition under current law, withdrawing the
exemption will not place individuals in criminal possession of armor piercing ammunition.
However, with few exceptions, manufacturers will be unable to produce such armor piercing
ammunition, importers will be unable to import such ammunition, and manufacturers and
importers will be prohibited from selling or distributing the ammunition.8
7 Projectiles of this caliber loaded into these cartridges made from other metals, e.g., lead or copper, is not armor
piercing to begin with, and will not be effected by the withdrawal of this exemption.
8 See 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(7) and (a)(8).
18 U.S.C. § 922(a)
>(7) for any person to manufacture or import armor piercing ammunition, unless—
(A) the manufacture of such ammunition is for the use of the United States, any department or agency of the United States, any State, or any department, agency, or political subdivision of a State;
(B) the manufacture of such ammunition is for the purpose of exportation; or
(C) the manufacture or importation of such ammunition is for the purpose of testing or experimentation and has been authorized by the Attorney General;
(8) for any manufacturer or importer to sell or deliver armor piercing ammunition, unless such sale or delivery—
(A) is for the use of the United States, any department or agency of the United States, any State, or any department, agency, or political subdivision of a State;
(B) is for the purpose of exportation; or
(C) is for the purpose of testing or experimentation and has been authorized by the Attorney General;
No mention is made of individuals loading legally possessed projectiles, nor of individuals selling loaded ammo to other individuals, so long as said individual is not loading ammunition to sell commercially without a license.
TL:DR It's all there in the ATF documentation. This is nothing new, this is a withdrawal of a exemption made when the LEOPA was passed, and since there are now AR pistols rather prominently, ATF is rescinding the exemption, as they likely should have doen when the first mag-fed AR psitolw as released. It's just been skating by for a couple decades.