The U.N says it wants bullet control, as well as gun control.
Full article here: U.N. poverty group OXFAM wants bullet control as well as gun control.
The U.N. (which recently proposed making Zimbabwe dictator & mass murderer Robert Mugabe a tourism envoy!) has a long history of anti-gun shenanigans. This anti-bullet focus is just another facet of that.
Bullets have come under fire before, in different ways.
Some places (like New Jersey) ban hollowpoints. (And then ammo companies develop round-nose expanding bullets like Federal’s Guard Dog).
Bans on lead have been tried as well, as a way of using EPA regulations as a backdoor to gun control. Because it makes sooooo much sense to allow lead to be removed from the environment, but not to allow it to be put back into the environment it came from. In response, non-lead projectiles were created, from metals like bismuth and tungsten (such as HeviShot) and the various all-copper bullet designs. There are also bullets made of mild steel, mainly surplus ammo from the former Soviet bloc.
With copper projectiles, cost becomes a factor. Copper is expensive. Any metal whose cost justifies people breaking into houses to steal pipes made of it is not going to a low-cost option. Which might be another tactic: make bullets too expensive to buy. And the copper bullets aren’t as dense as lead, making them ballistically-inferior. Same goes for steel bullets. And I wonder about increased wear on the barrel with a steel projectile, copper jacket or not.
Silly socialists. Your precious little Assault Weapons Ban didn’t work. Neither did banning high-capacity magazines. And these bullet bans won’t work either. Shooters will use whatever they can find to make bullets, even if they have to steal the rims off your Prius in the parking lot of Whole Wallet, I mean Whole Foods. But if flailing away at guns makes it easier to avoid wetting your diapers, well I guess you gotta do what you gotta do.
Better keep a crying towel handy, though.