By Bob Owens
Remember the New York Post article which claimed that the Carhartt jacket worn by an armed suspect shot by the NYPD stopped four bullets from penetrating?
NYPD checking ammo after knife wielder’s jacket stops cops’ bullets
Four of the shots that cops fired at a madman waving a knife in Midtown failed to penetrate his jacket — which was not bulletproof — and the NYPD will now check the weapons for malfunction, law enforcement sources told The Post.
“The bullets we have may be defective and that’s very disturbing,” one source said. “When we fire our weapons, we want to make damn sure that our bullets hit our target — neutralizing our target.”
A sergeant and an officer fired a total of nine rounds at 46-year-old Garry Conrad on Wednesday, with one of the shots killing the depressed Broadway stagehand who refused to drop the blade at West 49th Street and Eighth Avenue.
We immediately invoked the “My Cousin Vinny” rule, and then explained what most likely really happened.
There’s a great and profane line from the movie My Cousin Vinny that sums up this story perfectly.
Unless they’ve changed things very recently, the NYPD issues Speer’s 124-grain Gold …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms