CBS Issues Correction, Jumped the Gun on AP Bullets Used in Dallas Ambush

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<p>CBS&rsquo;s Scott Pelley had to issue a correction Friday July 15 for an <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2016/07/11/cbs-a…; target="_blank">overzealous segment</a> on the Dallas ambush he aired on Monday July 11. In the original report Pelley claimed so-called armored piercing bullets were used to kill the police, that claim turned out to be false. &ldquo;Early in the investigation, a city official told us the ammunition the killer used was armor-piercing,&rdquo; he stated, &ldquo;Well, now we&#39;ve learned that the bullets were not the armor-piercing type.&rdquo;</p>

<p>In his report on Monday Pelley told Biden, &ldquo;<strong>Dallas&#39; mayor has blamed them for penetrating his officers&#39; vests.</strong>&rdquo; He also demanded that President Barack Obama&rsquo;s administration move to ban the bullets saying, &ldquo;<strong>Why hasn&#39;t your administration restricted the sale of armor-piercing rounds through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms &amp; Explosives?</strong>&rdquo; He even thought executive active was appropriate, quote, &ldquo;<strong>Are you going to do something through the ATF, or is it going to be an executive action?</strong>&rdquo;</p>

<p>But what Pelley failed to report is that so-called armor piercing bullets have been <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/1986-08-29/news/mn-14591_1_armor-piercing-b…; target="_blank">banned in the US since 1986</a>. In that year President Ronald Reagan signed bill HR 3132 into law which banned the bullets known, at the time, as &ldquo;cop-killers.&rdquo; <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/17/news/armor-piercing-ammo-ban/&quot; target="_blank">In early 2015</a> the ATF made a move to ban a type of ammunition called M855, claiming it was also armor piercing. M855 was exempt from the 1986 bill because it saw wide use in sporting contexts.</p>

<p>Pelley&rsquo;s original report was filled with loaded questions at best and filled with information designed to mislead at worse.&nbsp;</p>

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