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Old 03-25-2013, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default Why is the DHS purchasing hollow point ammo that canít be used in warfare?

DHS set to purchase 336,000 rounds of ammo?

http://www.resist1776.info/why-is-the-dhs-purchasing-hollow-point-ammo-that-cant-be-used-in-warfare/

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:24 PM   #2
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During WWII, there was a rubber shortage. The government's response..... rationed gas. Citizens bought fewer tires.

Those geniuses are not above anything.

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During WWII, there was a rubber shortage. The government's response..... rationed gas. Citizens bought fewer tires.

Those geniuses are not above anything.
I am not sure what you are getting at here. This is interesting though. I never knew that!
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DHS is not a military unit. They are federal police department. That means DHS is not bound by the terms of the Geneva convention treaty. I am glad they are using hollow points. Since I shoot FMJ all the time DHS purchases have less effect on my shooting fun. Now they need to equip every police officer in the US with a 40 cal. Maybe 9mm won't be so scarce when we have these ammo shortages.

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DHS is not a military unit. They are federal police department. That means DHS is not bound by the terms of the Geneva convention treaty. I am glad they are using hollow points. Since I shoot FMJ all the time DHS purchases have less effect on my shooting fun. Now they need to equip every police officer in the US with a 40 cal. Maybe 9mm won't be so scarce when we have these ammo shortages.
The hague convention is the one that limits the use of hollow points.
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Those rules of war don't count when you are killing your neighbors and such; those rules are just for people worth a legal & congressionally-approved war, not putting down some mouthy citizens.

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The hague convention is the one that limits the use of hollow points.
It's still only a limitation of federal armed forces. Police at every level in this country already use HP ammo. If it would have been a problem then it would have come up long ago.
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They are pretending they are buying it to "practice." Yeah -- hollow point for practice.

Only the military is constrained as to HP. I was schooled so 23% of my 5.56x45 is 62 gr. HP.

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Reading the article and considering the new types of targets that DHS is buying I'd guess reason #2.

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The United States is not bound by those rules, we never signed on. The reason we only use FMJs? Reliability. That's what I read anyway.

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