Texas Rep Introduces Bill to Hold ATF Accountable on Ammo Rulings

f54558df-ce55-49f2-abcb-f68e654d4da5Texas Law Shield supports U.S. Rep. Brian Babin’s Alternative Ammunition Manufacturing Act (H.R. 3802), which would compel BATFE to issue a ruling on new ammunition-making requests within 60 days of receiving a waiver application, or else the application will be automatically granted.

“Over the past three and a half years, the ATF has failed to respond in a reasonable and timely manner to requests from ammunition manufacturers who are seeking waivers to produce alternative rifle ammunition for the hunting market made with brass instead of lead or copper,” said Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36).

Babin said slow-footed responses to waiver requests creates considerable uncertainty for ammunition manufacturers and gun owners alike. “Manufacturers looking to comply with the law and produce alternative types of ammunition should not be given the silent treatment by the ATF,” he said. “Our legislation will hold the ATF accountable for their inaction by requiring a timely and detailed response to all waiver requests.”

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