Update:The ATF said there is nothing to see here. It was a typo. It is an odd mistake to make and the only one mentioned so far.
From the link cited above:
The most common M855 “green tip” AR-15 ammo has possibly been banned in the 2014 regulation guide since before the proposal to ban it was made public and before the 30-day public comment period was even opened on February 13th.
The comment period was a farce if this is true and again the White House would be operating like a fiefdom and the only freedom we have is that which he pretends we have until we disagree.
Congress was going to fight this but they didn’t even know it was in the guide? It took Katie Pavlich at Townhall to find this information. Something is wrong here.
The guide probably took months to prepare and was published in advance in January 2015, which means the government kept their plans from us for months.
Green tip is no longer exempt under the banned “armor piercing” ammo in the guide as it was in 2005.
If you have this ammo, you’re an instant felon, Pavlich says.
The Guide is issued every ten years. The last was in 2005 but for some reason, this one is dated 2014.
In the 2005 ATF Regulation Guide, there was an exemption printed in the guide.
The Federal Firearms Regulation Guide was released in January of this year and dated 2014. On page 165, there is no such exemption. There are no exemptions period. They were obviously directed to print the guide without the exemption. The decision was already a fait d’accompli.
Speaking with the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard, the Fraternal Order of Police’s James Pasco said that “Any ammunition is of concern to police in the wrong hands, but this specific round has historically not posed a law enforcement problem,” continuing that M855 “is not typically used against law enforcement.”
Pasco did not find fault with the proposal, but his statement is at odds with both the BATFE and the Obama administration’s justification for the ban. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest previously said the BATFE’s move was something that would enhance the safety of the nation’s law enforcement officers.
When Pasco says the ammo has not “historically posed a problem”, he means that this ammo has not been a problem in 30 years.
Green tips are not even considered armor piercing according to its tactical and many other gun forums
The full story at Townhall