ATF Regulations That Could Wreak Havoc On Ammo Supply Delayed


bullets studio isolatedThe ATF is backing down from new regulations that had the potential to bottleneck ammunition production. These regulations would have reclassified nitrocellulose, a key component of smokeless powder, as an explosive. It seems like trying to quietly sneak regulations that will effect ammunition past the public is becoming a regular occurrence over at Obama’s ATF.

The NRA has more:

Earlier this summer, ATF released an Explosives Industry Newsletter that changed the agency’s treatment of nitrocellulose, the primary component in smokeless powders used in modern ammunition. This change had the potential to seriously disrupt ammunition supply in the United States because it changed a long-standing ATF policy that exempted properly “wetted” nitrocellulose from treatment as an explosive under federal law.

NRA and industry raised these concerns to ATF and any change in ATF’s treatment of nitrocellulose is now officially delayed. In an addendum to the earlier newsletter, ATF announced that it “will conduct further industry outreach concerning wetted Nitrocellulose. In the interim, previously authorized industry practices concerning wetted Nitrocellulose will not be affected.

This seems to have gone down in a similar fashion to the green tip ammo ban. The ATF floats new regulations, then the NRA raises hell and shuts them down. It also could be the case that the folks over at the ATF don’t know what they are doing and don’t realize the ramifications of their actions. Given the anti-gun history over at the ATF, it’s doubtful that these are unintentional consequences of well intended regulation.


Just because the ATF choose to delay these nitrocellulose regulations and the green tip ammo ban, doesn’t mean they won’t try to implement them in the future. You can check out the proposed regulations (or reinterpretations of existing law) here. Stay vigilant!



  1. We are a nation of laws; when the wanna-be masters make us a nation of regulations, we are all finished! Congress doesn’t deal with regs, that’s all in-house and behind closed doors!

    • No were not finished, we fight for our rights, no matter how we have to, I refuse to let some terrorists like Obama take my liberty away. We stand and fight if that is what it takes. We are Americans, we don’t lay down and accept what the terrorists scumbags demand.

  2. The sooner we clean house of the Democrap Socialshits and their cronies in various government
    agencies the sooner we can restore the honor and prestige to our Nation and our citizens and
    return their freedom to them. The right to Keep and Bear arms is part of our National
    Rights and Freedoms. It is to insure that no one tried to become a dictator or a tyrant and
    as long as we have personal weapons the corrupt politicos know that the people can remove
    them from office when they violate their oath of office. While they have done all they can to
    destroy our Constitution and not educate the citizens there are those who understand the necessity
    and reason to have the right to own a weapon for self defense and ammo to fuel it when
    the time arises. I hope and pray that that time will not come but if it does I and others will
    be ready to stand in the breach to insure our Nation and our Constitution survives and Freedom
    will rein through the land. GOD bless the United States of America and those who are willing
    to defend her from all enemies both Foreign and DOMESTIC.

  3. You are right James , lets just hope Clanton doesn’t get in office or we will have a very big problem…..
    I don’t trust her and sure as hell don’t trust Tim . He is a sneaky looking asswipe that would enjoy taking away our rights and guns . You watch him when Clanton is speaking , hes always got a smile on his face …..
    I don’t know how you feel about Trump but he will give us back our USA . If he doesn’t win we are gonna be lost with no place to go but obamas little prison so he and clanton can watch us and maybe feed us once a day . I can’t live that life so I know I will stand and fight as long as I can . I will kill as many as I can with a head shot . If theres enough of us they may turn on clanton and then we will have won. A raid on th WH to show we mean business might work if we have the men to want to keep their freedoms from being taken away . MOLON LABE !!!

  4. Stewart, Maxwell and Turbo; I stand you. Thank you for your posts. Your all true red blood PATRIOTIC AMERICANS! Regards.

  5. Marines 1973-83… I gave an oath to our constitution and to defend our country against enemies both foreign and domestic. Obama, Clinton and all of their followers are considered enemies as they feel the Constitution is not viable in their eyes. Keep stocking up on ammunition and keep your weapons ready….if that lying sack of $hit hits the White House GAME ON!!!

    The ATF along with the FBI are nothing more than lap dogs for these animals.

  6. Obama is no President, he is a Muslim terrorists, and always has been, owned and operated by Soros and Isalm. Obama is the enemy of America, from within. When did we start letting scumbags drag us down, we have a Congress that could care less about Americans as long as they fill their pockets with Soros cash, same with the Senate. Term limits are important, not only for both houses, but our federal courts at all levels. They are not going to give it to us, we must fight for it.

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