Newsflash! Nobody gives a rat's rear end what you've said for years.
February 26, 2015 at 7:16pm
Ammo that is fired from single shot, bolt action pistols has been historically exempt by the ATF. The M855 is under scrutiny now because of the proliferation of AR-15 style pistols.
Richardoky is correct. AR-15 and AK-74 pistols shoot a giant fireball because of the still burning powder. Making a pistol out of a rifle design is a dumb idea. The 5.56 round is only effective because of its high speed. Its effectiveness decreases exponentially when the barrel is shortened.
 February 26, 2015 at 7:01pm
I bought 100′s of pulled M855′s and use them in reloading. They work great for punching holes in paper.
 February 26, 2015 at 6:56pm
XM855 isn’t steel core, that would make armor piercing. It’s lead core with a steel tip.
 February 26, 2015 at 6:54pm
You forgot a couple of P’s: Progressive Press
 February 26, 2015 at 6:52pm
Just like those pesky Vietcong in their black pajamas with AK-47′s who held off the US Army? Or those colonists with their muskets who took down by King George’s army? Or the Taliban who engaged the US military in the longest war in American history?
Never underestimate the power of like minded people who are willing to fight, even if it’s with sticks and stones.
 February 26, 2015 at 5:23pm
The BATFE is alleging that the M855 ammo is armor piercing. It isn’t. It is called “steel penetrator” not because it’s armor piercing, but because it has a steel tip (a penetrator) over a lead core.
And turkey13 just backed the BATFE’s position by calling it armor piercing. Thanks for nothing.
 February 25, 2015 at 4:57pm
In Dec. of 2013 I was paying Netflix $8.00 per month and Comcast $40.00. Comcast didn’t like me streaming video in high definition, so they throttled back on the bitrate that I was receiving from Netflix. I was paying Comcast for 50 mbps and receiving video from Netflix at about 1 mbps. I could not watch anything in HD. I might as well have been watching a TV in 1980 with a rabbit ear antenna.
Comcast was interfering with interstate commerce. They were like a highwayman (pirate, troll, choose your character) who won’t let you pass unless you give up your goods.
Net Neutrality should be regulated the same way interstate commerce is. What is sent from point A should arrive at point B, unmolested and complete. States (Internet Providers like Time Warner, Comcast, AT& in this case) cannot tax goods moving from one state to the next, nor should they interfere. No new laws, no new giant government bureaucracy, no new Net Czar, and no new taxes to support a new army of government minions who want to regulate every keystroke.
Use existing laws. Allow me to sue my cable company if they take bandwidth away that I already paid for. Don’t put up new buildings in Washington, don’t hire 10,000 new federal employees and don’t stick your nose where it doesn’t belong.
That’s what Net Neutrality should be.
 February 25, 2015 at 8:29am
 February 25, 2015 at 8:24am
Can this be used for anything else?
Not many people are going to spend $1000 on a machine to create a lower when they’re so cheap to begin with. So you can build a non-serialized receiver. Fine. But you can’t sell a finished receiver without a serial number.
I can see people making a dozen receivers in their workshop just because they can. They get put up on the shelf and get pulled out once a year to show his friends because he can’t sell them or give them away. Then the wife walks in and smacks them upside the head for spending so much money.
Anybody with some skill and a drill press can do it themselves already.
 February 24, 2015 at 6:27pm
If you attack a person’s reputation and then challenge him to a fight, it’s his decision when the fight is over.
February 24, 2015 at 4:36pm
I worked the night shift as a Corrections Officer for a couple of years and it was common for the lazy slugs to fill out their rounds sheet for the entire shift then find a place to hide and take a nap. Everyone thought I was weird because I wouldn’t play that game.
Then one night I had a inmate pass away in his sleep, and I found him when I couldn’t wake him up for chow. My paper work was seized immediately so I couldn’t make any changes. Those same worthless, lazy idiots who slept the night away actually told me I was “lucky” that I did my rounds and filled out my paperwork on time.
God, I hated that place.
BTW, we had a guy who would show up for work while drunk. He was supposedly in rehab so he couldn’t be fired.
 February 23, 2015 at 6:29pm
Hey Pelosi, how did that “pass the bill so we can find out what’s in it” work out for you?
Its not .223 its the 5.56 M855A1 ammo. That’s the green tip ammo with the steel penetrator.
 February 21, 2015 at 4:02pm
This isn’t air superiority. Its the next step up…air supremacy.
February 19, 2015 at 3:26pm
You must live in Smyrna.
 February 19, 2015 at 7:00am
No, not around here.
 February 19, 2015 at 6:59am
Its a research center, no planes are stationed there.
 February 18, 2015 at 8:39pm
Don’t confuse ADD with ADHD, they’re two different things.
The kid with ADD is sitting quietly at his desk, unaware of what is going on around him, the teacher barely knows he exists and he gets ignored by the school system. The kid who gets all the attention is standing on his desk throwing his books. He’s the one with ADHD.