I just stumbled across an op-ed piece in one of Connecticut's daily newspapers by Connecticut's now-senior U.S. Senator, Blumenthal. It's a good example of how clueless our elected representatives are.
Jump to the top of the second page, and you'll find the following:
Originally Posted by Blumenthal
And to better protect the brave men and women who protect us, our law enforcement officials, this legislation would ban Teflon-coated bullets and incendiary ammunition. The current federal ban on armor-piercing ammunition exempts certain kinds of Teflon-coated bullets, as well as incendiary ammunition designed to ignite or explode on contact. These kinds of ammunition can defeat body armor, and pose a grave danger to law enforcement. They must be banned.
The Teflon-coated ammunition to which he refers achieved its penetration not because of the Teflon coating, but because it had a Tungsten (later steel) penetrator core. But that's not even the point. It was developed by a police officer and two coroners, for use by police. It was made by only one company, KTW, and was never adopted by any large department. The company folded more than ten years ago
and the ammunition is not commercially available.
So this genius wants to ban a product that has been extinct for more than a decade.
I just don't know how anyone can possibly deal with such lunacy.