Skip to comments.Armor-piercing gun targeted (FN Herstal Five-seveN)
Posted on 03/05/2005 1:54:27 AM PST by endthematrix
WASHINGTON -- In late December, police in South Jersey moved in to arrest a local drug dealer and made an unsettling discovery in his car. Besides more than a kilo of crack cocaine, they found a new type of handgun that was capable of piercing police body armor, according to Camden County Prosecutor Vincent Sarubbi.
The weapon, called the Five-seveN by its Belgian manufacturer, FN Herstal, began showing up on U.S. streets last fall, according to law enforcement officials. The gun is now itself a target - of legislation introduced yesterday by four lawmakers from New York and New Jersey that would ban it from the United States. The sponsors are Rep. Eliot Engel (D-Bronx), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Jon Corzine, both New Jersey Democrats.
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One happy staffer!
A steak knife is capable of piercing police body armor. Let's ban them, too.
Just about every deer rifle sold at K-Mart will do a dandy job of piercing body armor. Saw off the barrel with a hacksaw and you've got a reasonably concealable weapon.
What, do you have to throw the gun really hard at the body armor?
Maybe it has sharp edges and points on it or something.
Really, really hard.
Most hand guns with the powder capaticty and a hard light weight bullet will do it.
"The Five-seveN® fires the SS190 5.7x28mm ball round. This projectile will perforate any individual protection on today's battlefield including the PASGT kevlar helmet, 48 layers of kevlar body armor and the CRISAT target (titanium and kevlar). The SS190's conventional design allows it to be manufactured on existing production lines, and its lead-free composition eliminates range contamination."
Yeah ... we wouldn't want to contaminate the earth while we are ridding it of evil doers.
I think I need a few of these for "keepsakes". ;)
If I was a democrat and ran around trying to stop any changes to Social Security I would start now to get all weapons out of the hands of the soon to be pissed off public.
Cool. I wondered when they were going to make a jump to ultra HV ammo with necked cases in handguns. No mention of velocity though...any idea?
"Just about every deer rifle sold at K-Mart will do a dandy job of piercing body armor. Saw off the barrel with a hacksaw and you've got a reasonably concealable weapon."
You keep posting stuff like this and they'll try to outlaw HACKSAWS!
SS 190 standard ball 31 gr is 2133 fps
You have a point there, ROFLMAO
Notice how they have adopted the term "Armor Piercing" (which means able to penetrate military metal armor plate) to mean able to penetrate a vest intended to stop some conventional lead handgun bullets?
The moment they want to ban it, I want to buy it!
The prime requirement, for employment at the Brady Center, is being a damned liar.
Therefore, it is easy to conclude:
Sarah Brady is a damned liar.
Michael Barnes is a damned liar.
Dennis Hennigan is a damned liar.
Every person that works there is a damned liar.
The same principle applies to those democrat congresscritters and democrat senators.
We can conclude:
Chuckie Schumerde, aka the PUTZ, is a damned liar.
Frank Lautenberg (aka the LOUT) is a damned liar.
Diane Feinschwein is a damned Liar.
Barbara Boxer is a damned liar.
Hillary Rotten Clinton, aka the HILDABEAST, is a damned liar.
John Corzine is a damned liar.
Patty Murray is a damned liar.
Carolyn McCarthy is a damned liar.
Charles Rangel is a damned liar.
John Conyers is a damned liar.
They are all totally worthless.
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