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Friday, March 06, 2015
Response from Cantwell
Dear Mr. Killion,
Thank you for contacting me about
firearm ammunition. I appreciate hearing from you on this issue.
As you may know, the Gun Control
Act of 1968 (P.L. 90-618) prohibits the import, manufacture, and distribution
of ammunition capable of penetrating protective armor, for the purpose of
protecting law enforcement officers from harm. However, the law exempts
certain types of ammunition that are "primarily intended for sporting
purposes." On February 13, 2015,
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) issued
guidelines for how it will determine whether certain types of ammunition meet
the sporting exception under this law. The ATF is accepting public comments
through March 16, 2015
before finalizing the proposal.
To comment on these guidelines, I invite you
to e-mail APAComments@atf.gov.
It is a fundamental goal for me as your
Senator to work to uphold the rights guaranteed by our Constitution. Further,
I know that recreational use and collection of guns for hunting, sport, and
other activities is extremely important to you and many other law-abiding
Washingtonians. As your Senator, you can be assured that I will work to
protect the legitimate rights of law-abiding American gun-owners, while
continuing to support responsible gun control legislation to reduce crime and
make our communities safer. I believe both of these goals are important and
can be simultaneously accomplished through common-sense gun laws and stricter
enforcement of existing laws.
Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts
on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can
be of further assistance.