Oh Magoo, they’ve done it again. Fox News has been the champion of police since the controversy over brutality took the national stage after the events in Ferguson.
They’ve appealed to the “I will not comply” crowd of right-wing extremists who suddenly decided compliance was essential (if you’re black) by tossing every story they could find about a black person hurting another black person, white person, or just doing something silly, while completely ignoring the insanity of white mass-shooters, serial killers, and domestic abusers.
The latest round of Fox hypocrisy comes at the expense of police in the wake of an ATF decision to propose a ban on “green tipped” bullets, a .223 caliber armor-piercing round designed for assault rifles.
A ban on ammunition? Thanks, Obama.
Fox has come out with staunch opposition to the ban, which was reported by the right as yet another over-reaching Obama executive order (which Snopes debunked). It seems Fox isn’t interested in police safety if ammosexuals can’t have their special little bullets.
While it’s true that the ATF proposed a ban on ‘green tip’ ammunition in February 2015, President Obama was not involved through executive action of any description. The ATF described the proposal as the result of a long-term examination, several years in the making, of whether the ammunition fit the criteria for an exemption for sporting purposes.
The answer is of course “no.” There’s no plausible non-military use for an armor-piercing round available to the general public. It has but one purpose: To kill people wearing protective armor. Who wears protective armor? Police officers and federal agents.
It shouldn’t be long before the right claims that bad guys with guns will be scrambling to find body armor to thwart all those good guys out there that will no longer have the ability to stop them.
As a special added bonus to their lunacy, Fox had a guest “expert” who said the main reason for the green-tip was target practice, and she couldn’t understand why Obama wanted to take those away. She noted that those armor-piercing rounds couldn’t actually pierce armor because it’s a “tiny little bullet like this big.”
She demonstrated by holding her fingers close together, much the same way she would to demonstrate her IQ.
Watch Fox News make complete fools of themselves, again, in the video below.
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