HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Justice & Public Safety » Gun Control & RKBA (Group) » Peer Review » Reply #37
In the discussion thread: Peer Review [View all]

Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #36)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 05:47 PM

37. Of course it matters where information comes from. Guncite is a propaganda site.

 

Ellisonz may or may not be wrong, but you certainly haven't proven him wrong with your guncite link. To be honest, I don't know much about the physics of armor-piercing bullets, but the fact that something is written at guncite tells me nothing at all about whether it is true or not. In my experience, most of what passes for "common knowledge" inside the NRA bubble turns out to be a lie. Maybe this is a counterexample, who knows.

However, I did manage to google this article back from 1985 about the ban on armor-piercing bullets. Turns out the NRA was initially opposed, and they only changed their position to "neutral" after bowing to some political pressure and extracting some concessions to weaken the legislation.
Passage was eased by a compromise between the bill's sponsors and congressional supporters of the National Rifle Assn. on a provision banning willful sales of bullets on dealers' shelves.

Manufacture and importation--but not sale--of the bullets are already prohibited by voluntary agreements between the Treasury Department, manufacturers and importers.

The NRA originally opposed the sales ban on the bullets, defined in the bill as those made from seven specified metals.

Ban Only on 'Willful' Sales

But the gun owners' group agreed to remain neutral when language was added to ban only "willful" sales, thereby protecting dealers who might unknowingly sell the banned ammunition in unlabeled boxes.

Dealers violating the law would face a loss of their licenses rather than criminal penalties.

"Administration experts say several million rounds may be available," said chief sponsor Hughes.


http://articles.latimes.com/1985-12-17/news/mn-30290_1_armor-piercing-bullets

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 47 replies Author Time Post
TPaine7 Jun 2012 OP
gejohnston Jun 2012 #1
safeinOhio Jun 2012 #2
gejohnston Jun 2012 #3
TPaine7 Jun 2012 #4
safeinOhio Jun 2012 #5
gejohnston Jun 2012 #7
TPaine7 Jun 2012 #8
bongbong Jun 2012 #6
TPaine7 Jun 2012 #9
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2012 #10
DanTex Jun 2012 #16
Progressive dog Jun 2012 #11
TPaine7 Jun 2012 #12
Progressive dog Jun 2012 #21
TPaine7 Jun 2012 #25
X_Digger Jun 2012 #32
gejohnston Jun 2012 #33
SGMRTDARMY Jun 2012 #13
gejohnston Jun 2012 #14
Progressive dog Jun 2012 #22
ellisonz Jun 2012 #24
friendly_iconoclast Jun 2012 #28
DanTex Jun 2012 #29
friendly_iconoclast Jun 2012 #36
LineLineLineLineLineLineLineLineReply Of course it matters where information comes from. Guncite is a propaganda site.
DanTex Jun 2012 #37
friendly_iconoclast Jun 2012 #38
DanTex Jun 2012 #39
friendly_iconoclast Jun 2012 #40
DanTex Jun 2012 #42
gejohnston Jun 2012 #41
gejohnston Jun 2012 #26
friendly_iconoclast Jun 2012 #27
gejohnston Jun 2012 #34
beevul Jun 2012 #15
clffrdjk Jun 2012 #44
DanTex Jun 2012 #17
TPaine7 Jun 2012 #18
DanTex Jun 2012 #20
ellisonz Jun 2012 #23
TPaine7 Jun 2012 #31
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2012 #45
TPaine7 Jun 2012 #30
DanTex Jun 2012 #35
TPaine7 Jun 2012 #43
DanTex Jun 2012 #46
TPaine7 Jun 2012 #47
TPaine7 Jun 2012 #19
Please login to view edit histories.