“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. [emphasis mine, KSS] 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.” ” (Source: Internet; https://www.nraila.org/articles/20160831/atf-delays-any-changes-to-nitrocellulose-regulation ; 9/25/2016.) gun powder regulation 2016
The degrading of gun powder for ammunition would be a sneaky way of gun control. The Second Amendment protects our gun rights, including ammunition.