Armor Piercing Bullets Debate
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The "Cop-Killer Bullet" a teflon-coated, hardened, armor-piercing bullet which would penetrate the bullet-proof vests commonly worn by police officers should be banned to the public.
No police officer has ever been shot with so-called "Cop-Killer Bullets".
The "Cop-Killer Bullet" legislation which the anti-gun crowd tried to pass would have outlawed all firearm ammunition which would penetrate the bullet-proof vests commonly worn by police officers. It would have outlawed almost all rifle bullets commonly used for hunting, since almost all rifle bullets will easily penetrate such body armor. In other words, if this legislation had passed as written by the anti-gun crowd, it would have had the practical effect of ending all "legitimate sporting" uses of rifles by outlawing the ammunition.
The legislation which was finally passed had the desired effect of outlawing civilian use of bullets specifically designed for police use in piercing armor while leaving rifle bullets exempt, as well they should have been. This compromise legislation was passed with the NRA's full assistance, cooperation and support.