Originally Posted by LONGHAIR
In the Courtroom will-it make a case come-out one way or another??....I remember seeing on the news about a guy a year or so ago in Arizona who shot two dogs and then shot the dogs owner in a park when he was out jocking.....and if I recall his still in jail today....Anyway in court the prosacuiter said the AMMO was way over-kill......Does anybody else know or hear of yhis case???....just wandering.....Maybe two or tree years ago...not sure..........
I have heard a lot of CCW instructors claim different things about different types of ammo being used in SD situations. My feeling about it is this: If you are going to use a gun in a self-defense situation, you want it to function as designed. Guns = lethal force, plain and simple. Many SD situations are a matter of "my life or your life". If I am going to shoot somebody, I want to make sure the shot is effective at stopping the threat immediately. Can a certain type of ammo be "overkill"? Dead is dead. I don't see how any type of bullet can kill somebody any deader than another type of bullet. The ONLY type I can think of would be some kind of explosive tip bullet. I remember the news media claiming Pres. Reagan was shot by some kind of an explosive laden .22 bullet. I have never found details of that particular type bullet, and for all I know the media could have been talking of a hollow-point CCI.
BTW, thanks for the great read Cane.