In a statement released today, the ATF said that it will not “seek to issue a final framework” at this time. Apparently, they received 80,000 comments and more than a few from Congress. This doesn’t mean the fight is over. If Democrats regain majority control of Congress and maintain control of the White House after 2016 or at any time after that, you can bet this will come up again.
“…Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal that reflected a good faith interpretation of the law and balanced the interests of law enforcement, industry, and sportsmen, the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that deserve further study. Accordingly, ATF will not at this time seek to issue a final framework…”
The full statement can be read at Notice to those Commenting on the Armor Piercing Ammunition Exemption Framework | ATF.