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US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition

March 5, 2015 Comments off
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US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer’s protective vest when fired from a handgun.

 The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is proposing the ban of some types of 5.56 mm rounds — or .223-caliber — used in widely available and popular AR-15-style rifles because the bullets can also be used in some new types of handguns. Other types of 5.56 mm rounds would still be legal to buy, own and fire from guns.

The rule change would affect only “M855 green tip” or “SS109” rounds with certain types of metal cores. People who already own the ammunition would be allowed to continue to legally own it, but manufacturers would not

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Guns in Mexico crimes came from US sting: report

July 26, 2011 Comments off

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At least 122 weapons recovered at crime scenes in Mexico have been linked to a US government weapons sting operation gone awry, two US members of Congress said in a report Tuesday.

Operation “Fast and Furious,” run by the US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), lost track hundreds of weapons it allowed to be sent into Mexico between 2009 and 2010 in an attempt to track smuggling routes.

“So far, the Justice Department has provided documents that reference at least 48 separate recoveries involving 122 weapons connected to ‘Operation Fast and Furious,'” read the report, issued by Representative Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley.

The two Republican legislators have been leading investigations into the program, which started in late 2009.

Two of the weapons were found at the scene of the killing of Brian Terry, a US Border Patrol agent shot and killed in Arizona on December 14 while trying to arrest armed men preying on illegal immigrants.

“The faulty design of Operation Fast and Furious led to tragic consequences. Countless United States and Mexican citizens suffered as a result,” read the report.

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A weapon of mass destruction was found in the U.S.’: Shock confession of Customs officer

February 15, 2011 Comments off

By David Gardner

A port official has admitted that a ‘weapon of mass effect’  has been found by ‘partner agencies’ in the U.S., raising major questions over a possible government cover-up.

The disturbing revelation came in an interview with San Diego’s assistant port director screened by a television channel in the city.

The Customs and Border Protection Department tried to dampen speculation over his remarks, but doubts remained over whether he had inadvertently revealed a dirty bomb plot to attack the U.S. mainland.

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Crucial moment: Assistant port director Al Hallor admits on camera 'weapons of mass effect' have been found at locations in the U.S.Crucial moment: Assistant port director Al Hallor admits on camera ‘weapons of mass effect’ have been found at locations in the U.S. 

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