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Well, that happened quietly

ATF says 40mm practice ammo as destructive devices.

5 Responses to “Well, that happened quietly”

  1. Burnt Toast Says:

    Chalk Bomb!

  2. wizardpc Says:

    Reading the story, it sounds like that thing we’re told would never happen does in fact happen.

    LEO is issued what he believes is an illegal order to confiscate arms, and then bravely…. Follows the order anyway.

    It’s human nature to choose your own paycheck over some other guy’s rights. I don’t blame the guy, and I’m not surprised. It’s only surprising that people think this wouldn’t be exactly what would happen if a wider confiscation order came down.

  3. Nick Says:

    This isn’t quite right, ATF has said the ammunition, specifically only M992 IR flares so far, count as a low explosive, not as an explosive destructive device. Basically they’re claiming that you need to have a LEUL to posses them and they have to be transferred properly. Since none of the M992s were and in fact what seems to have happened is that the ones that showed up on the market weren’t actually released by the manufacturer but by an employee without permission further muddies the issue. I have no real explanation for the M781s particularly since the other person I’ve heard of having to surrender rounds offered his M781s and M1006s and had them turned away, ATF was only interested in flares in his case.

  4. HL Says:

    Next they came for the grenadiers…

  5. Bram Says:

    Had a guy in my boot camp platoon somehow manage to shoot a practice grenade into the ground and cover himself in the orange powder.

    For the rest of the day, every time we stopped marching for any reason, he had to lay on the ground face down because the DI’s told him he was dead.