View Full Version : PLEA Act update

11-10-2005, 09:01 PM
hey all, long time no post i know but you guys are always in my thoughts.

just received this somewhat belated response from florida senator Mel Martinez to the letter i'd written him regarding the PLEA Act which someone had posted about here earlier this year. i can't tell if it's a form letter or not but it does have a more positive tone than i expected, as i was under the impression that Mr Martinez was in favor of the ban. the letter gives nothing away but at least isn't overtly negative. here it is:


Thank you for contacting me regarding armor piercing bullets. I appreciate hearing from you and would like to respond to your concerns.

The Protect Law Enforcement Armor Act (S. 527) was introduced in the United States Senate on March 3, 2005. This legislation would expand the definition of armor piercing ammunition to include a projectile that may be used in a handgun and that the Attorney General determines to be capable of penetrating body armor.

S. 527 also prohibits the manufacture, sale, possession, or transfer of the Fabrique Nationale Herstall Five-SeveN Pistol, 5.7 x 28mm SS190 and SS192 cartridges, or any handgun that uses armor piercing ammunition except when being used by the U.S. military, law enforcement, intelligence agencies, or licensed manufacturers or contractors who are determining whether such prohibition applies.

S. 527 was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Although I do not serve on this committee, I will keep your thoughtful comments in mind should the full Senate consider S. 527 or any related legislation.

Again, thank you for sharing your views with me. If you have any additional questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Mel Martinez
United States Senator

01-04-2006, 08:09 PM
Hello all,

The following link will bring you to the Senate Judiciary web site. From there you can get to the website and E-mail of each member. If you do write, I Suggest you be civil and articulate, otherwise you'll be just another "gun nut" and disregarded.

Senate Judiciary (http://judiciary.senate.gov/members.cfm)

I don't know how many of you are into politics but the lefties on this committee are about as far left as can be. The likes of Kennedy (who's killed more people with his car than most of us have with a gun), Leahy, Feinstein, Schumer and Durbin are of the most extreme and vocal left. These folks would love to see this bill pass. Let's not let it happen.

01-04-2006, 08:41 PM
thanks EMO.. apparently Lautenberg and co. have succeeded in getting it banned in New Jersey on the state level. even California hasn't banned it, infact they approved it via their (lengthy) process. with the 10-rounders of course, but those are perfectly safe when their baseplates aren't blowing off, lol..