WORTH REPEATING: The Real ‘Cop Killer’

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“It was specifically designed for use by counterterrorism teams because it fires a very small but very high-velocity bullet that will penetrate body armor — what people call ballistic vests or bulletproof vests. When FN first manufactured this gun, they recognized how dangerous it would be on a civilian market and they claimed they would never sell it to civilians, that it would only be for police and counterterrorism units. In fact, it’s become a very popular gun on the American civilian market and is exported to Mexico, where it’s called the mata policia, or police killer, cop killer.” — Tom Diaz, a policy analyst for the Violence Policy Center, talking to Terry Gross on Fresh Air