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Video: Rick Santorum Defends Armor-Piercing Bullets as a "Right in Our Country"

| by Michael Allen

Police departments across the country support restricting access to armor-piercing bullets, but former Republican presidential candidate and Christian Rick Santorum claimed on ABC's 'This Week' that armor-piercing bullets are “a right in our country" (video below), reports ThinkProgress.org.

Santorum said: "50 years ago, you could go on a catalog and buy a gun. There were no restrictions on gun ownership, there were no restrictions on magazines, there were no restrictions on anything and we had a lot less violence in society than we do today. The idea of pointing to the gun instead of pointing to society, and not one thing the president did dealt with Hollywood and gun violence and video games and all the glorification of violence.”

Then Current TV host Jennifer Granholm asked: “Armor-piercing bullets, why do you need that?”

Santorum then changed the subject: “Why do you need to protect Hollywood?”

Granholm said: “You’re deflecting. Deer don’t wear armor. Why do you need an armor-piercing bullet?”

Santorum replied: “But criminals could."

Granholm added: “And police officers certainly do."

Santorum concluded: “Having the ability to defend yourself is something that is a right in our country."