Monday, November 12, 2007

"Cop-Killer" Assault Rifles?

Any time a police officer is killed in the line of duty it's a bad thing.

Making it worse are the vague claims that "assault rifles" are used for cop-killing. What's worse about that is that "assault rifles" are not really a factor.

In 2006, 46 police officers were killed in the line of duty. Thirty six of them were murdered with pistols. It’s interesting that the .40 S&W is the largest category. Are criminals carrying this more or do .40 S&W rounds have more likelihood to penetrate soft body armor?

The number of officers killed with a rifle were eight. Of those, four were with what would normally be classified as an “assault weapon” caliber. That’s about 8.6% of officer killings.

Four LEOs killed by "assault weapon"-caliber rifles. What does Brady Campaign (et al) claim?

We’ve all heard the VPC/Brady statistics that claimed 20% officers were killed with an assault weapon.

They lie because they thought nobody would look it up.

They were wrong.

HT: Of Arms and the Law

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