Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Yeah, I bet, what caliber was that ammuntition again?

Funny how they don't tell that part...

Ten Houston men, including three brothers, were charged Monday in a conspiracy to ship 151 military-style weapons south of the border. It’s the region’s biggest arms-trafficking case since the Obama administration vowed to do more to stem the flow of U.S. guns to Mexican drug cartel soldiers.
In addition to the M-16 style weapons, other firearms frequently bought are guns that chamber a round of ammunition that is reputed to penetrate body armor under certain circumstances, and is known in Mexico as mata policias, or cop killers, federal prosecutors said.

Reputed to penetrate body armor under certain circumstances. Yes, indeed, that really narrows it down, doesn't it? I'm guessing they don't have any cases of this, y'know, actually HAPPENING because if they did they'd cite it. And this covers pretty much any rifle ammo available to the public other than .223 Remington -- if what I've read is right, that round isn't so good at penetrating body armor, but I will freely admit I might well be wrong. Assuming they're talking about the FN Five-seveN, from what I've read about that gun and its cartridge, only certain loads available to the military are capable of penetrating body armor anyway. So here we basically have federal prosecutors, with the aid of the mainstream media, peddling what amounts to not-so-old fables spun by Mexican officials dissatisfied with the American government's refusal to infringe any more on our rights. Amazing.