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  •  hollow tip bullets in the RKBA logo picture (7+ / 0-)

    You know, I never noticed that until you mentioned it.

    That's kind of perverse.

     

    The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

    by richardak on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:40:38 PM PST

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    •  It's because (4+ / 0-)
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      they cause less collateral damage. They don't pass through the target and hit what's behind. That's what I was told, I don't shoot so I can't personally testify to it. I see no reason to doubt it though.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:50:38 PM PST

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      •  Imagine them like this... (5+ / 0-)

        You see a drag race car go tear-assing down the track, and then POP the chute opens up behind it to bring it to a quick screeching halt before it keeps going right off the end of the track.

        The hollow point on a JHP (jacketed hollow point) is the bullet version of the race car parachute. Cops use them in order to do everything possible to keep innocents from getting hit.

        Furthermore, because of the empty space and how the edges are made to be able to bend, the front of a JHP is like a car's crumple zone. If it hits something at an angle, some amount of kinetic energy is dumped into force that causes the bullet nose to crumple, slowing the whole thing down.

        Parachutes and crumple zones. People who address bullets with their emotions would ban parachutes and crumple zones. Is there any wonder why this site sometimes fills me with despair for liberalism and the democratic party?

        •  Thanks (3+ / 0-)
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          I knew I wasn't far too far off!

          "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

          by high uintas on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:48:56 PM PST

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        •  Hollow tip bullets are banned... (2+ / 0-)
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          for military use by NATO countries, oddly enough, because they are too effective at killing people.

          The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

          by richardak on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:52:03 PM PST

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        •  Lanza likely used hollow point bullets (0+ / 0-)

          According to one gun expert:

          Scott said the shooter likely used hollow point bullets, “"The bullet is meant to open up like a flower ... The nose of the bullet and spreads open, creating a devastating wound through tissue and organ that sends the victim intAo almost immediate shock."

          The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

          by richardak on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:06:48 PM PST

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        •  See I have never heard it put that way. (0+ / 0-)

          My grandfather kept them for home protection many years ago, and back then everyone just spoke of them as ramping up the impact on the person that had gotten into your house - that hollow points were more effective in the sense of the person that took the bullet.  

          It gets on my nerves, and you know how I am about my nerves...

          by ciganka on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 11:49:52 PM PST

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      •  hollowpoints swell/disintegrate on impact (1+ / 0-)
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        making them effectively less likely to damage something downrange from the target, to which they also do more damage because they don't pass through it cleanly.

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        by BlackSheep1 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:02:26 PM PST

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      •  Optimized for murder (1+ / 0-)
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        Making even peripheral wounds lethal. Put 15 of those in a magazine, with one in the chamber, and you and your family can rest safe at night, knowing your awesome killing power!

    •  Sick in fact. (2+ / 0-)
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      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:08:15 PM PST

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