JD: I don't believe it's correct to refer to this as an "LKS" proposal. It wasn't. Somebody within the LKS proposed it as a resolution, but it was withdrawn. We don't know why it was withdrawn prior to a vote, but the most likely reasons were the same as those expressed in this thread. In other words, the proponent may have realized that it would not pass within the LKS and chose to withdraw it. I agree with your assessment that the availability and prevalence of AR guns and ammo would likely greatly improve proficiency. I also believe that a .223 with an appropriate bullet Is plenty sufficient to kill deer. It would be beyond bizarre to me to eliminate a fairly popular hunting caliber (I'd guess maybe 10% of all hunters and maybe 30% of all kids hunt with that caliber) at the same time they are looking for ways to reduce hunter attrition and kill more deer. Interestingly, Cabela's, among other retailers, doesn't sell AR magazines (5 rounds) that are legal for hunting.