A2881/S2379 & A9141/S5561
PROHIBIT POSSESSION OF FRANGIBLE AMMUNITION, CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF ARMOR PIERCING & EXPLOSIVE AMMUNITION
The proposal expands the definition of armor piercing projectiles to include additional materials and construction methods that are professed as capable of penetrating ballistic vests of the type worn by law enforcement personnel. While it is critical that the law be kept current with changes in technology, it is equally important that such changes be based on factual information from technically competent sources. Decisions must be based on demonstrated performance and not on marketing claims and press releases.. >>>More
With respect to the specific items in A2881/S2379:
We fully support Section 2 that would make possession of armor piercing ammunition with intent to use against another a class D felony, and attempted possession with intent to use against another a class E felony. We oppose the inclusion of frangible ammunition. The possession of any explosive substance with intent to use is already a class B felony.13 We fully support Section 3 that would increase the penalty for aggravated assault upon a police or peace officer.
We oppose Section 4, 5, and 6 of the proposed legislation to change the definition of armor piercing ammunition and to include new prohibited types for frangible and “devastator” ammunition for the reasons stated above.
We oppose Section 7 that would remove knowledge as a component of the offense of possession of explosive ammunition or evidence of possession with intent to use unlawfully as a component of the offense of possession of armor piercing or frangible ammunition. >>>More
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