Saturday morning I had the pleasure to appear on FOX & Friends to discuss the bullet ban currently being shoved down the throats’ of Americans by the ATF and DOJ.
During the interview, I made the case that the “tiny bullet” of the .223 couldn’t pierce the vest:
“… to say that this is going to pierce through the armor of cops is ridiculous because it’s a tiny bullet like this big,” … “And to say that the cop’s Kevlar isn’t tough enough to handle that ammunition is ridiculous. And like the FBI said, no one has used this in a handgun to shoot a cop.”
Of course Mark Glaze, executive director of Every Town For Gun Rights, didn’t agree and had this to say:
“The problem is that these bullets still can pierce the armor that many police officers wear…”
Now, Glaze isn’t completely wrong. The bullets can ‘pierce’ vests, but here in lies the question: do the bullets go through the vest?
Below are two videos that will show just how well the police vests perform against a .223 ‘armor piercing’ round and a .30-06 round.
It’s pretty clear that the vests take the full brunt of impact from the rounds and completely protect the officer who would be wearing the armor.
Now, if the ATF and DOJ were truly concerned about the police officer’s safety, and after seeing that the .30-06 is the biggest load a vest can take, why wouldn’t they put a bill together to help improve the armor of our law enforcers?
I mean, knowing that there are larger calibers out there that can shoot through the vests, why wouldn’t they go straight to the heart of the issue?
Would it be because this is their back door to gun control for the AR-15?
Now, that’s a thought.