LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California state senator has introduced a new bill aimed at protecting the ban on armor-piercing bullets.
Sen. Kevin De Leon appeared Thursday with several top law enforcement officials outside the Los Angeles police headquarters to announce his new bill against so-called “cop killer” bullets.
De Leon crafted the bill after a judge last week tossed key sections of a different state law about to take effect that would have restricted handgun ammunition sales.
That law was frozen because the judge said it relied on vague definitions of what constituted handgun ammunition.
De Leon says he is concerned gun activists could seize upon the judge’s ruling as an opportunity to tackle the state’s ban on armor-piercing bullets.
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