Bulletproof Vest

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 27: Green tipped armor-piercing 5.56 millimeter ammunition is shown on February 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Obama administration has proposed banning the ammunition, which is popular among hunters and target shooters, because it can be used in pistols. Fear of a ban has caused a run on sales. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

U.S. Considers Banning Type of Popular Rifle Ammunition

The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer’s protective vest when fired from a handgun.

03/03/2015

Madison County, IL courthouse

Metro East Police Seek High-Powered Protection

The Madison County Board tonight is expected to approve spending $45,000 to buy 75 heavy-duty bulletproof vests and helmets.

02/20/2013

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