Is This Ammo Really The Threat That Anti-Gunners Say It Is?

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Listening to the mainstream media and many in Hollywood lecturing Americans about the “need” for “common sense gun control,” you might think that all that they are concerned about is firearms.

There’s no question that firearms occupy a lot of time in those people’s heads (though they are clueless about guns), but other anti-gunners are scared out of their wits about a specific type of ammunition: Teflon coated bullets.

Why Teflon coated bullets? Well, the story goes that the original manufacturer of these bullets, KTW (who later turned over manufacturing to North American Ordinance Corporation) marketed a specially designed bullet to law enforcement for the purpose of penetrating auto glass and automobile bodies (made out of steel) when dealing with criminals. Luis Valdes writes that “[t]he Teflon was only applied to protect the barrel’s rifling, nothing more and nothing less.” These bullets were never intended for use to penetrate body armor which Valdes says wouldn’t stop regular ammunition at the time (body armor was much less effective at that time).

So, how did Teflon coated bullets become associated with the idea of “armor piercing rounds” and panicking ignorant people? Valdes writes,

But the gun control enthusiasts in the media caught wind of this and flogged the story, portraying a problem that never existed. They claimed the Teflon coating made them armor piercing and that via some kind of magic, it allowed the hardened slug to slip through the Kevlar fibers of the then-crappy vests that couldn’t stop a  9mm round, let alone a .357 Mag or .44 Mag. But it made a great story.

Hollywood go on board, going hardcore with their anti-gun message in Lethal Weapon 3. The plot centered around gangs that were getting machine guns and “armor piercing” ammunition which lead to a rash of LAPD cops being killed.

They went so far as to make fake ammunition boxes and market them similar to KTW packaging.


And, so, anti-gunners bought into the idea that Teflon coating made a round armor piercing including legislators in many states. According to Valdes, Teflon coated rounds are illegal in Alabama, Hawaii, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

And, so, we have laws in place based upon hysteria and false information promoted by an ignorant media. And it’s all based on a fallacy about the purpose of Teflon on the bullet.

It’s utterly ridiculous, but, sadly, that’s the level of “journalism” in our country these days.

16 COMMENTS

  1. yeah.
    all those COMMUNIST LEFTIST ARE REAL IDIOTS WHEN IT COME TO GUNS, OR AMMO.
    they LIVE ON HYSTERIA AND DRAMA QUEEN MOMENTS.

    • That’s for sure. They follow the mantra set down by Lenin declaring “Any ruse, cunning, unlawful method, evasion or concealment of the truth” to be proper when employed to further the cause of Communism and the anti-gun bigots have happily adopted that “end justifies the means” type of “morality.” The latest example is the “ERPO” laws and some even want anyone who resists to be shot and killed as what happened in Maryland.

    • They are IDIOTs about everything , so what is new they are just commies looking to disrupt everything we do !!!!

  2. yea leave it to Holly Queer to stick their nose into places it doesn’t belong. they are the only ones that guns that NEVER run out of bullets and they are the ones that fire 5000 rounds and never hit anything, no one ever aims but sometimes hit the target, total Bull Shit and these Ignorant creatures believe their own BULLSHIT Movies. Clueless idiots that tell the rest of us how to live.

  3. “Stupid” can be corrected with education. “Dumb” is a lack of common sense. Gun Control advocates blend the two together to obtain the status of “IDIOT”! ! ! !

  4. I’ll go back to the saying “guns don’t kill people,people kill people”. The gun is ihe instrument as is a knife,a bat 2by 4 broke beer bottles even your fist. Australian citizens have no firearms and look what’s happening there. Home invasions are up 20+%. They have no protection.

  5. It amazes me that there are so many ignorant people in our Country and that many of them are in places with the power to ruin every smart person’s lifestyle. There is too much ignorance in our Government including Governors, Mayors and specially our law makers who do not have the sense that God gave to a snail. If they had any sense at all they would know to do some research before enacting laws that are just plain stupid.

  6. ALL of you above are WRONG !! the anti-gun population knows EXACTLY what they are saying AND doing – The anti-gunners WANT everyone to think they are simply dumbed down idiots and we are falling for it hook, line and sinker !! DO NOT BE FOOLED !! “THEY” know what they are after and they’re accomplishing it quite handily turning WE 2nd AMENDMENT DEFENDERS INTO THE “IDIOTS” !!

  7. If they would look at the real history they’d find the only real threat are the brats raised by these morons. The shooting history shows their Democrat brats are the ones doing all the shootings.

  8. The anti-gunners used to call it”gun control”. Now they call it gun safety. In other words, they want you to believe they just want you to be save. We don’t want your gun, we just want you to be save. You believe that, you believe in Santa Claus.

  9. They are not stupid or ignorant. They are determined and patient. If we let them take one bite, they will be back for another one, and another after that. Eventually you will b down to defending yourself with nail clippers! Maybe open carry is a great idea as a deterent to crime. Would a mugger attack someone if they new that they had a 45 on their hip? Much less likely, I think.

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