Skip to comments.Gun used by Fort Hood Shooter legally bought "cop killer" pistol. (Huh?!)
Posted on 11/06/2009 1:55:44 PM PST by DCBryan1
AP Sources: 1 rampage gun purchased legally By LARA JAKES and DEVLIN BARRETT (AP) 20 minutes ago
WASHINGTON A 5.7-millimeter pistol used in the Fort Hood shooting was purchased legally by suspect Nidal Hasan at a Texas gun shop, law enforcement officials said Friday.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case.
Records indicate Hasan bought the FN 5.7 at store called "Guns Galore" in Killeen, Texas, well before the attack that left 13 people dead, one of the officials said. The pistol has been dubbed a "cop killer" by those who have tried to stop its use.
The most powerful type of ammunition for the gun is available only to law enforcement and military personnel. Gun control advocates call it a "cop killer" weapon because that ammo can pierce bulletproof vests, and its use by Mexican drug cartels worries police.
It is not clear what kind of ammunition was used in the Fort Hood attack. One official said the store records do not indicate Hasan purchased any ammo when he bought the gun.
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The ‘intellects’ so easily neglect the critical component that resulted in the assassinations - desire. If not in Ft. Hood, then quite possibly Hasan’s needs would have been satisfied overseas with potentially greater fatalities.
Something corrupted Hasan’s mind. It wasn’t fabricated steel.
According to Gun Digest the 5.7 is less powerful and has less stopping power than a 9MM.
That will probably be the next target of the antigun freaks.
An attempt for AP to try and make the story about anything other than the killer's religion.
Wow. The AP even managed to tie in the Mexican drug war (gotta ban guns to save Mexico, you know) with this crappy story.
"A" for effort, commies!
“Even an air gun if used improperly can kill a police officer.”
Someone told me recently that he knew a teenage boy who killed a large feral hog. He was sitting on a deer stand when the hog walked under it and he shot him in the forehead...with a pellet rifle!
From the same thread:
I called the FBI as soon as I saw his picture. I am sorry but he would expend 400 rounds each day he was at the range. I am an instructor for Texas CHL and he was in a class of mine 6 weeks ago.
“If hed been shooting any of the rounds you mention, thered have been more fatalities.”
Depending on where they were hit, one soldier was on TV today and said that he was not actually hit, he had a round in his boot. Even a fifty caliber won’t kill anyone if it only hits a finger.
Oh, here we go again. They're getting all wee-wee'd up for another '94 Assault Weapons ban.
Hey, media idiots? You want to play a little game? Go ahead and put on a "bulletproof" vest, and I'll stand back about 50 - 75 yards with my Mosin-Nagant, and we'll test your little vest :-)
OK, I'm just kidding, but the point is, almost any round of sufficient velocity can pierce one of those vests.
I don’t know what the velocity of those pellets is, but if you pump those suckers up, they get fairly powerful. Of course if you use the CO2 canisters, those are powerful in their own right. Hit a person or an animal just right, or a few times just right and you can kill them.
Hitting someone in the eye comes to mind, but your mention of that hog kill was interesting.
Amen to that!!
I missed this ridiculous article.
Yes obviously if this episode proves anything it’s that we need more gun control right! MEGA-BARF.
I hate the MSM.
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