SAGE Books The ultimate social sciences digital library. SAGE Business Cases Real world cases at your fingertips. One alert that regularly rears its ugly head focuses on the alleged "cop killer" 5.7x28mm round fired by the Five-seveN pistol manufactured by Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FNH) of Belgium. SAGE Reference The complete guide for your research journey.

However, handgun bullets designed to penetrate body armor are not legal to sell to civilians in the US.

Maniac went for cop-killer bullets: police By Larry Celona. Almost. SAGE Navigator The essential social sciences literature review tool. But echoing existing law, it also allowed exemptions for ammunition 'primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes.' In the 1960s, Paul Kopsch (an Ohio coroner), Daniel Turcos (a police sergeant), and Donald Ward (Kopsch's special investigator), began experimenting with special purpose handgun ammunition. After meeting with law enforcement last month, Mr. Biden called them “cop-killer bullets.” TOP STORIES Kennesaw State cuts 4 of the 5 cheerleaders who knelt for anthem Given my innate curiosity, I decided to research this super duper cop-killing round and try to put it into perspective.

Teflon-coated bullets, sometimes colloquially known as "cop killer bullets", are bullets that have been covered with a coating of polytetrafluoroethylene.

Cop Killer Bullets, on the other hand were invented by the media and perpetuated by lazy reporting. Armor piercing bullets are real, they are even produced for handguns. To be honest, any old hunting rifle, with standard hunting ammunition, could be a cop killer. Nearly 30 years ago, the federal Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act banned the manufacture and sale of armor-piercing 'cop-killer' bullets that could be fired from handguns. The teflon had the same purpose as moly-coated bullets today: decrease drag and wear on the barrel. The statement about bullets with kevlar on the tip is absolutely ridiculous.

The specific cop killer bullets were the ones with steel penetrators, but the bans were all against the Teflon coating which had no effect on Kevlar.
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