http://ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=1&aid=61200 Three Men Charged With Possession Of "Cop Killer" Handgun Three men in Queens have been charged with the illegal possession of a so-called "cop killer" handgun. The weapon is said to be capable of easily penetrating most bulletproof police vests and plates. The three men facing charges are from the Hammel Houses in Far Rockaway. Senator Chuck Schumer is among those pushing to have the gun, called the Fabrique Nationale 5.7 outlawed. It’s the first time that this particular gun has been recovered in New York. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said the "cop killer" gun has a 20-round magazine, is able to shoot 50 to 100 yards with great accuracy and its bullet can pierce 48 layers of Kevlar. Brown said that of the 616 police officers killed in the line of duty nationwide between 1994 and 2003, 425 were killed with this handgun.