A Islamic extremest committed the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9-11. Instead of demanding something be done about Islamic extremists, anti-gun nuts want to ban the pistol he was using.
From Hot Air:
Of course. They tried it with Columbine and Virginia Tech, why not the tragedie du jour?Nidal Malik Hasan, the Muslim American army psychiatrist, who ran amok at Fort Hood army base in Texas killing 13, used a controversial Belgian weapon. Hasan employed an FN 5.7 pistol.
The weapon is produced by arms manufacturer FN at Herstal in Belgium. Hasan was able to purchase the arm without any difficulty at an arms dealer’s.
The 5.7 pistol is an extremely powerful semi-automatic arm. Using a special type of ammunition it can pierce through bullet proof vests even at a great distance.
This makes the weapon extremely popular among criminal gangs. It has been dubbed the “cop killer”.
Civilian ammo for this pistol is not anymore dangerous than any other ammo.
The ammo for the civilian market WILL NOT penetrate Level IIA and Level IIIA Kevlar, Kevlar 129 or Spectra vests, contrary to popular myth put originated by misguided politicians and gun control advocates trying to advance their agenda. Ballistically, the 5.7 round is very similar to the .22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire) round.