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To: Hugin

The Geneva convention prohibits the use of hollow tipped bullets in warfare. There is absolutely no reason U.S. government agencies like the Social Security Administration or the NOAH should have them AT ALL. If this doesn’t disturb you perhaps you should check your pulse to make sure you have one.


37 posted on 08/20/2012 1:41:51 PM PDT by Juliathemechanic (No One Ever Expects the Spanish Inquisition)
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To: Juliathemechanic
Gubmint agents are not exactly the best shots. As evidenced by the many stories of cops and fbi agents expending an inordinate amount of ammo to take down one or 2 perps.

The HPs are less likely to over penetrate if they do actually hit a perp and less likely to ricochet in the more likely event they miss. So it makes sense to get the HPs. Also they are supposed to train with what they shoot so...

42 posted on 08/20/2012 2:03:02 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: Juliathemechanic

Hague Convention, not Geneva Convention.

1899.


43 posted on 08/20/2012 2:05:54 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Juliathemechanic

Actually it’s the Hague Convention that bans soft ammo in warfare, not Geneva. It was done because the soft larger caliber bullets caused many amputations. Personally I find the idea rather quaint and silly. You can shoot someone with a Hellfire missile but not a hollow point bullet? What kind of sense does that make? And no it doesn’t bother me that it isn’t applied to civilian situations. If a police officer needs to shoot someone, it’s supposed to be because thay are putting the officer or someone else in danger. I want that perp stopped instantly, not bleeding to death or laying in a hospital after taking out a hostage or bystander.


55 posted on 08/20/2012 11:56:02 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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