In the M855-banning edict, they stated the following:
>"In November 2012, ATF held four meetings with interested parties representing law enforcement, the firearms and ammunition industries, and non-governmental organizations. In addition, after completion of these meetings, ATF also solicited and accepted comments from the general public through December 31, 2012."
For those unaware, when the BATFE makes an important interpretation of the law and new policy, it is customary (perhaps legally required) for them to publish information about it and ask for public commentary on it. This is always published on their website and also in some crap they mail out.
HOWEVER, in this case, no one can remember such a public commentary request… Nothing of the like was ever published according to everyone I have asked who stays plugged-in to legal issues. And we all know this would have been an attention-getter.
Bringing out the Internet Archive from the time period in question shows no such publication. It would be under "Firearms Industry News" at this link:
Does anyone else have access to better archives? If someone could find a snapshot of that page from closer to 12/31/12 it would be the smoking gun that the BATFE is lying.
They are inventing the past, right out of fucking Nineteen Eighty-Four.
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