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2/6/2013--Introduced.Protect Law Enforcement Armor Act or the PLEA Act - Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) expand the definition of "armor piercing ammunition" to include a projectile... Read More

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Date Introduced
Feb 6, 2013

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Nation

146 Supporting
4103 Opposing
3% 97%

State: CA

12 Supporting
226 Opposing
5% 95%

District: 1st

1 Supporting
7 Opposing
13% 88%

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Banning firearms and ammunition will not make a significant impact toward the goal of reducing crime.

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With certain exceptions, if passed, H.R. 538 would change the definition of armor piercing ammunition found in 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(17) to include “a projectile that . . . may be used in a handgun; and . . . the Attorney General determines, pursuant to section 926(d), to be capable of penetrating body armor.” H.R. 538 would also make it unlawful for any person to manufacture, import, market, sell, ship, deliver, possess, transfer, or receive the Fabrique Nationale Herstal Five-seveN Pistol; 5.7 x 28mm SS190, SS192, SS195LF, SS196, or SS197 cartridges; or any other handgun that uses armor piercing ammunition. The testing of handguns and ammunition for capability to penetrate body armor by the Attorney General would also be required, and the manufacture, importation, sale, or purchase by civilians of the Five-seveN Pistol, ammunition for such pistol, or any other handgun that uses ammunition found to be capable of penetrating body armor would be prohibited under H.R. 538’s provisions.

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This bill is a gateway drug...it prohibits a specific type of ammunition. It is a stepping stone to prohibiting any ammo that has the potential to take life. This bill will not reduce crime or make our law enforcement officials safer. The criminals will simply change to a different weapon. We strongly oppose this bill.

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Users Supporting

I support Banning the “Five-seveN” handgun and ammunition with the ability to pierce body armor because it is beyond comprehension that law enforcement would be put at risk needlessly for the benefit of gun manufacturers.

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CA
45
Safety
CA-45
10 months ago

I support Banning the “Five-seveN” handgun and ammunition with the ability to pierce body armor because...there is no need for these products in the hands of civilians.

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WA
2
LTCRPh
WA-2
11 months ago

I support H.R. 538: PLEA Act because I support the police.

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PA
7
messgwg
PA-7
1 year ago

I support H.R. 538: PLEA Act because...I have law enforcement and military members in my family and would prefer not to get the phone call that they are dead because my representative doesn't understand the meaning of the words "Well regulated"! Keep military weapons in the hands of the military.

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IL
6
TedsDeb
IL-6
2 years ago

I support H.R. 538: PLEA Act because as a hunter and Army Veteran, I see absolutly no reason (other than death and destruction purpose) does anyone but the Military need to be in posession of Armor Penetrating Ammunitions or weaponry.

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WI
3
marleyka
WI-3
2 years ago

I support H.R. 538: Banning the "Five-seveN" handgun and ammunition. No citizen on the streets of our cities and towns have any need for armour piercing ammunition; it's designed specifically to kill law enforcement officers. Neither targets at shooting ranges nor deer in the forest are wearing body armour, so law abiding gun enthusiasts won't be impeded by the passage of this bill. Pass this legislation now!

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LA
1
IrisHageney
LA-1
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose Banning the “Five-seveN” handgun and ammunition with the ability to pierce body armor because doing so will further deteriorate our rights as citizens of the United Sates. Ben Franklin said it all, “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one".

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TX
31
FullMetalJacket
TX-31
8 months ago

I oppose Banning the “Five-seveN” handgun and ammunition with the ability to pierce body armor because, This bill is a gateway drug...it prohibits a specific type of ammunition. It is a stepping stone to prohibiting any ammo that has the potential to take life. This bill will not reduce crime or make our law enforcement officials safer. The criminals will simply change to a different weapon. We strongly oppose this bill

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FL
10
warpipe
FL-10
8 months ago

I oppose Banning the “Five-seveN” handgun and ammunition with the ability to pierce body armor because...its ability to pierce armor is a proven myth...

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GA
14
latetotheparty
GA-14
8 months ago

I oppose Banning the “Five-seveN” handgun and ammunition with the ability to pierce body armor because.. Will police and military still be allowed to use this on U.S. citizens. This is another piecemeal step to ban other ammunition. Typical backdoor tactics. I will be watching your vote closely, and answer your vote in the voting booth.

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OH
11
WaTT
OH-11
8 months ago

I oppose Banning the “Five-seveN” handgun and ammunition with the ability to pierce body armor because this a blatant violation of the second ammendment

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PA
9
Barricadde
PA-9
8 months ago

I oppose Banning the “Five-seveN” handgun and ammunition with the ability to pierce body armor because there are many handguns that will penetrate body armor. The 5.7 is a very expensive firearm and the ammo is also very expensive. It is very unlikely that it will be uses in crime.

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NE
3
derweibhai
NE-3
8 months ago

Bill Summary

2/6/2013--Introduced.Protect Law Enforcement Armor Act or the PLEA Act - Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) expand the definition of "armor piercing ammunition" to include a projectile that may be used in a handgun and that is determined by the Attorney General to be capable of penetrating body armor; and (2) require the Attorney General to promulgate standards for the uniform testing of projectiles against Body Armor Exemplar (body armor that the Attorney General determines meets minimum standards for the protection of law enforcement officers), taking into account variations in performance related to the type of handgun used, the length of the barrel, the amount and kind of powder used to propel the projectile, and the projectile's design. Prohibits the manufacture, sale, possession, or transfer of the Fabrique Nationale Herstal Five-seveN Pistol, 5.7 x 28mm SS190, SS192, SS195LF, SS196, or SS197 cartridges, or any other handgun that uses armor piercing ammunition, except: (1) where manufactured and sold exclusively to U.S. military, law enforcement, or intelligence agencies; and (2) by a licensed manufacturer or contractor for the purpose of examining and testing to determine whether such prohibition applies.

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