Originally Posted by HockaLouis
Between the utter brilliances of putting ball ammo thru a semi-auto vs. wadcutters and home defense with birdshot, as well as the fictitious court-cases that no-one can ever cite where mean-spirited ammo was used to defend oneself all the way to a prison sentence, I am amazed by the posts here.
Between the utter brilliances of putting ball ammo thru a semi-auto
Why not? That's what the military uses, and that's what many manufacturers tell you to use during the break-in period.
Now I'll address the court case part having been involved in more than my share of them over the years.
A court case has nothing to do with right or wrong, and actually very little to do with law. A court case is all about which lawyer is a better story teller. If the defense makes the jury feel sorry for their client, the client walks, especially in a circumstantial case. If the prosecution makes the jury hate the client by portraying the client as some bloodthirsty killer, the client does time.
As for citing cases about bullets on trial, a half dozen come to mind right off the bat. Unfortunately, even though the cases are public record I'm not sure how HIPAA would feel about me naming names. I'll leave you with this instead.
Go down to your local gun store and try to buy any one of these rounds: armor piercing, Teflon coated, and Black Talon. The first two are banned for civilian use because of their alleged ability to penetrate a ballistic vest. They're known as cop killers. The AIDS hysteria was the reason the third was banned. The sharp edges were cutting surgeons and causing possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. In Florida mere possession of any of these rounds is a criminal offense.