posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 11:34 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
Valid statement: Bullets made of materials other than lead, will behave differently on impact with walls, cars, windows, the ground, flesh, bone, and
Invalid statement: This gives criminals an advantage.
Yes, obviously the ballistic qualities of a non lead round are going to differ from those of a traditional bullet. However, all it would take to
rectify this situation, is ballistics labs being allowed to have a couple of thousand rounds for testing, to get a good idea of the differences in
thier behavior upon impact with a selection of surfaces, into which they are likely to come into contact upon being used in the commission of a
Once testing has been performed on these rounds, when fired from a variety of weapons, at a selection of targets, at various angles (essentially
speaking, when rigorous scientific method has been applied to them), then the information gained can be sent to ballistics laboratories all over the
country, so that law enforcement have as good a chance of keeping up with the new advances as is possible.
Assuming they do not have the dullest minds in the US working on it, testing good enough to determine things like the way these bullets fragment, the
way rifling appears on the side of the round, the way they deliver thier kinetic force dependant on surface impacted and angle of impact, should all
be able to be devised.
Unless the rounds have been designed not to accept rifling (LOL) or have been formulated to be utterly untraceable using ANY familiar method (highly
bloody unlikely, and I would say well nigh impossible), then this scaremongering is ...well just that really.