posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:08 AM
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
the cop killer bullets im refering to have an x etched into the top of the bullet or and indentation that shatters on impact.
"Despite the facts that "KTW" ammunition had never been available to the general public and that no police officer has ever been killed by a
handgun bullet penetrating their body armor, the media incorrectly reported that the Teflon coated bullets were designed to defeat the body armor that
law enforcement officers were beginning to use. The myth of "Cop-killer" bullets was born.
In January of 1982, NBC Television broadcast a sensationalist prime time special titled "Cop Killer Bullets." Law enforcement officials had asked
NBC not to air the program as the use of body armor by police officers was still not common knowledge and the "KTW" ammunition was virtually unheard
of outside law enforcement circles. The safety of law enforcement officers took a back seat to ratings at NBC however and they not only broadcast the
show, but re-broadcast it again six months later.
Following significant media hype and widespread misconceptions, Congress got into the act and proposed legislation that would have outlawed any bullet
based on its ability to penetrate certain bullet resistant material. The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and other forensic experts
cautioned that the proposed ban was too vague to be enforceable. The NRA opposed the proposed law since it would have banned not only the
controversial armor piercing handgun rounds, but nearly all conventional rifle ammunition as well. (Most rifle ammunition will easily penetrate the
most commonly worn protective vests.) www.guncite.com...
deny your own ignorance