Due to intense controversy and opposition from hundreds of federal lawmakers, The  Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has rejected the proposed ban of a popular type of ammunition known as “green tip”.

The M855 “green tip” ammunition is used in the AR-15 rifle and was originally targeted as contraband by the Obama administration, as it can penetrate body armor that our law enforcement wears while on duty.

The ATF said Tuesday morning that they are not publishing their final guidelines “at this time”, but instead will wait until Americans have finished making their opinions known, regarding the proposed federal ban. They will evaluate any comments and suggestions before “proceeding with any framework.”

At this time, the growing opposition consists of 52 US Senators, 238 Congressional Representatives, and countless pro-gun organizations and US citizenry; all trying to stop this “green tip” ammo ban that the Obama administration is trying to implement.

A spokesperson for the ATF said “ATF will not at this time seek to issue a final framework. The Issues in the comments ATF has received to date will require further consideration, and fully processing all of the comments will take time. Given the overwhelming interest in this issue, and the issues raised in the comments received so far, ATF will not at this time issue a final framework.”

The ATF also tweeted this morning around 10:20am “You spoke, we listened. @ATFHQ plans more study on the proposed AP Ammo exemption framework…”

“History has proven that the ATF cannot be trusted,” said Sam Paredes,  Executive Director of Gun Owners of California. “We are proud of the all-out effort that you waged to overturn the proposed ammo ban. We are wary, wondering if this is a genuine retreat or just a ‘tactical stunt’ on the part of the ATF.  For now, this is a great victory for all gun owners in America.”

“There is one guarantee, and it is that Gun Owners of California WILL continue to watch the moves of the ATF.”

Read what Gun Owners of America has to say on the national front.

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