Skip to comments.MILLER: The cop-killer bullet myth - Politicians go after ammunition as a sneaky way to get your gun
Posted on 01/30/2013 1:20:26 PM PST by neverdemEdited on 01/30/2013 1:45:01 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Give the administration credit for its creativity. The theatrical show President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. are putting on in their effort to foist gun control on the public disguises a more subtle push to disarm America in the name of protecting cops. On Monday, Mr. Obama invited police chiefs from towns that have had mass shootings to the White House for a discussion on firearms and, more importantly, a photo opportunity.
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Test it with a dummy wrapped in armor of flattened out beer cans. If the bullet goes through it’s armor piercing.
They can have my bullets as they leave the barrel.
Only non-lethal, green bullets allowed.
That's why we need to ban hacksaw blades.
I have seen THE OLYMPIC ARMS pistol that resulted in the ban of inexpensive Chinese ammo. It was all because there was a commercial pistol that could fire the ammo, even though as rifle ammo it was OK to import.
ATF has proven that they can not be trusted. This is a ban on ammo, pure and simple.
If they expand it to include defeating body armor, then some military surplus pistols like the ChiCom/Russian Tokarev can also defeat most body armor with standard military FMJ ammo.
Didn’t they pull this crap when they banned, or tried to ban Black Talons?
Either way, I haven’t seen them in a long time, other than when I visit the lake where all my guns and ammo went splishy-splashy....
IMHO, they’re going after ammunition to make it increasingly difficult for the last generation of firearms enthusiasts to pass on their enthusiasm, skills, and passion to the next generation of potential firearms enthusiasts. This is just one aspect of their overall plan to disarm us-be eliminating enthusiasm and passionate support for the sport- slowly but surely. This is why we shooters need to constantly be introducing new people to the sport wonderful sport of target shooting.
To paraphrase Archie Bunker:
“Would it make yiz feel any better if dem Cops had been pushed outta windows?”
For years and years here on Free Republic I said if they can’t get your guns they will get your ammo. Everyone thought that was a dumb statement.
Well, guess what? They are coming for your ammo!
So far, in all of my predictions of what the communist movement would do has come true.
All that it takes is to know history and have common sense and an analytical mind.
When the anti-gunners found there was ammo that would go through a police vest they immediately coined the word “Cop-Killer Bullet” and used it to drive a wedge between the NRA and police groups.
Cop Killer bullets do the impossible, only in the movies.
Winchester tweaked the dreaded Black Talon a little bit and re-named it `Ranger’. You know, like Yogi the Bear’s pal, Ranger Smith at Jellystone Park?
And the perpetually offended left went away only somewhat unhappy.
With them it’s always form over substance, style over function. They’re like spoiled brats, never really happy, even lately.
Maybe we could offer to paint our evil black guns avacado, chartreuse or mauve (rainbow?)—if they’ll just STFU.
They also killed a few cops along the way. The police chiefs got wind that the Brady Bunch, et al were going to made a big deal with "Cop Killer Bullets". The chiefs pled with Brady not to do so as it was not widely known then that the police had vests. The Bradys went ahead anyway and as soon as the thugs found out, cops with head wounds started showing up.
Reading out of Ted Kennedy’s playbook. Ban any ammo that can go through any bullet proof vest. This would include any rifle ammo and some handgun ammo.
The military uses the term “armor piercing” to refer to rounds capable of penetrating armored vehicles.
Then the definition has changed. In the case of small arms, the original definition of "armor piercing" was a cartridge in which the bullet had a core (sometimes referred to as a "penetrator") of some hard metal, such as steel or tungsten, rather than much softer lead. This is what gives the round it's "armor piercing" capability.
Such ammo is both defined, and regulated, under Federal Law [18 U.S.C. 921(17)(B)].
The gun grabbers picked up on this terminology to describe a bullet made of hardened metals that can penetrate a soft body armor vest made of kevlar.
A round does not have to be made of "hardened metals" to penetrate Kevlar soft body armor.
Each level body armor is rated by the National Institute of Justice, for the types of cartridge each should protect against.
NIJ Standard 0101.03, 0101.04:
Level I should protect against .22 LR, and .380 ACP with a muzzle velocity of no more than 1025 ft/sec.
Level IIA will protect against cartridges up to, and including, the 9mm and .40 S&W.
Level II should protect against .357 Magnum, and lesser cartridges.
Level IIIA will protect against .44 Magnum and lesser.
Level III will protect against 7.62x51 Nato (.308 Winchester) and lesser (rifle cartridges).
Level IV will protect against a .30-06 AP round (rifle).
As all can see, of all the levels/classes of body armor, only III and IV are rated to stop a center-fire rifle cartridge.
The reason the others don't, is that they aren't meant to stop those cartridges (it's a trade-off; comfort vs. protection). This does not mean that a particular center-fire rifle cartridge is extraordinarily powerful, simply because it can defeat a particular level of body-armor (I.E. levels I, IIA, II, or III).
Dishonest anti-gun zealots would, essentially, re-define "armor piercing" as "Any cartridge capable of penetrating Level I Kevlar soft-body armor". This, of course, would mean a ban on all center-fire rifle ammunition.
Not stupid. Tactical.
Hopefully the peace officers will stand up with us again to stop this.
I think that’s the plan.
I don't believe any cops were killed. I do remember the KTW Teflon coated bullet was never sold to the public. When some turned up on a drug boat it was said they were to pierce the hulls of Coast Guard boats.
Hand Gun Control Inc (now the Brady Center) got wind of it and went off on an immediate tangent making all sorts of magical claims for what they then dubbed the “Cop Killer Bullet!”
I do remember when an Oklahoma salseman was killed wearing one. He told a cop to attack him with a knife. It was then found out the vest will stop a bullet, but not a knife.
**cops with head wounds started showing up. ***
Woops,I do remember cops getting headshot AFTER the Bradys brayed about the bullet resistant vests.
I didn’t think it was dumb.
Is she their girlfriend or sister?
Thanks for the lesson. I’d not heard the story behind the ban. I do miss cheap Chinese ammo.
Look on the bright side. The Chicom Politburo doesn't have us by the ya-ya on ammo supplies.
LOL. I had them. Low priced, good ammo and they take paper dollars in exchange. That’s heaven.
Not by the "cop killer bullets" but by the perps, now knowing about the vests, went for head shots using the regular bullets.