Skip to comments.New 'armor piercing' ammo legislation might outlaw nearly all rifle ammunition
Posted on 07/02/2013 9:22:10 AM PDT by barmag25Edited on 07/02/2013 9:24:52 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Tucson Gun Rights Examiner Chris Woodard alerted readers Friday to some of the most recently introduced federal gun bills (both anti-rights and pro-rights). In fact, his Constitution Watch blog is a great resource for keeping current on pending federal gun legislation. Today, we will focus on Representative Jackie Speier's (D-CA) H.R. 2566, the "Modernized Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act of 2013."
The text is not yet available, so the look will necessarily be somewhat cursory, but there are some assumptions that are probably safe to make.
For one thing, we can almost certainly assume that by "armor piercing," Rep. Speier means that the ammunition is capable of defeating soft body armor, like that worn by cops on the beat, rather than the much heavier and bulkier rigid body armor worn by combat troops and S.W.A.T. team personnel. To be considered "armor piercing," in other words, the ammunition would need only, at most, to defeat Level IIIa armor (if Speier lowers the standard below that, even more ammunition would be banned). In fact, Speier makes that pretty clear in her press release, which talks about "first responders," rather than soldiers:
I’m not surprised.
Anyone who has an AK74 is now screwed. Russian ammo like Silver Bear and Wolf are steel core and armor piercing. Looks like I will have to re-barrel my AK. I am not happy to hear this.
It looks like a lot of us are about to become outlaws.
Let’s not panic yet! Spier has about as much chance of getting this legislation to go anywhere as Hank Johnson does his anti-Guam is going to Tip Over Bill. With Spier, it’s just a shame that Jim Jones shooters weren’t good enough. She’s the leftover trash.
If this legislation passed you would have to shoot wad cutters out of your AK.
Almost any fully jacketed rifle round will penetrate soft police body armor.
These bastards just wont stop.
Can't we get Putin to fix this?
I believe you are confusing the steel case with a steel core.
Only re-barrel it after you have shot it out by giving back your ammo, one bullet at a time.
Just about any rifle round will go thru soft body armor.
the commies will just define armour as “human skin” and ban all ammo.
next, armour piercing swords.
Another foolishly thought out proposal by a GFW?
The quality of armor and the armor piercing power of different types of ammunition are highly variable and ever changing.
How many police were killed with armor piercing bullets last year I wonder? I would guess zero. They’re prepping their battlefield. They know what’s coming eventually and they’re stacking the deck in their favor ahead of it.
Trying to, anyway.
I’ve already seen this movie. It’s the old KTW “cop killer bullet” crap, resurrected for a new audience. I guess they think Americans have become sufficiently stupidified and brainwashed for it to work.
As a friend once said, “If the government is so worried about a civil disturbance, they are the trying so hard to disturb us?”
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