Sunday, November 08, 2009

Same Endless Song...

This from Hot Air:
Well, it certainly seems that this vicious, evil 5.7 FN pistol is some kind of magical killing machine. The question is, how? The article seems to discuss both the pistol on its own, as well as a particular kind of ammunition. So, is it the pistol? Does it only fire bullets which pierce armor? Um, no.
Never let a good crisis go to waste, right? Heaven knows we've discussed the 5.7 X 28 to death in the past, so we'll be watching closely how this goes.


Anonymous said...

I'v heard that the FN was equipped with a laser. Any idea which one?

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Anonymous said...

I'm curious on just how are they going to classify this caliber to ban.
Are they going to classify it by ballistic coefficient, energy, gel test penetration or are they going to do by the 'if it sounds or looks evil' method? (You know? Like acting on emotions i.e. Global Cooling -opps I mean- Global warming -opps I mean- Global temperature change)
We're doomed!

dam doc said...

From Wikipedia on the 5-7 (so dont know if it is true, but...):

"The Five-Seven and 5.7x28mm ammunition were the target of brief controversy in the United States in 2004 when it was claimed by the Brady Campaign that commercially available SS192 penetrated a Level IIA vest in testing. However, armor piercing variants of the 5.7x28mm are only offered to law enforcement and military customers. Commercially available variants of the 5.7x28mm cartridge are classified by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as being not armor piercing and it was claimed that the SS192 and SS196 cartridge variants did not penetrate Kevlar vests in tests conducted by FNH USA.

The Five-Seven pistol and 5.7x28mm cartridge were specifically targeted for a U.S. federal ban in 2005, which failed."

Anonymous said...

What will the criteria be for banning a caliber? Watch out for the old "Hazard to the public's health" routine to come into play here. This administration has already shifted the focus to looking at "the public health affect of owning a gun and/or having it in the home", as a area that must be looked at now that the government is poised to "manage" everyones health AND pay for our health care. If the "Health Care Reform" bill is enacted, then the conjured-up findings of the study committee will be the "crisis" that justifies banning the private ownership of guns.
Don't believe me that this is the strategy? Do your own lookin' around and research it some more.
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