posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 12:15 AM
I think others mentioned part of this, but the ammo being ordered isn't that unusual. This is the Federal Government after all and they always order
too much of everything. DHS is comprised of 2 dozen agencies including such big groups as the U.S. Secret Service, the Coast Guard and what was U.S.
Customs and Border Patrol to name a few.
Department of Homeland Security
In terms of what type? I'd be upset if they were NOT buying Hollow Points. Despite the media really going ape over "evil cop killer bullets" and all
kinds of other ignorant crap about ammo to confuse everyone....Hollow Points are GOOD. The best thing short of Frangible ammunition and that has too
many limitations for general use.
Hollow Points are good for TWO reasons. First and most importantly, they tend to stop inside the target far more than ball ammo that goes right on
through ..and through the wall behind..the room behind that..and probably out the wall on the other side. HP's expand and the target absorbs the
Second. They Expand. That means more than stopping over shoots right out the building it's fired in, for instance. It means the body being shot gets
ALL the foot pounds of impact and kinetic energy. Nothing wasted....real heavy damage.
Now that's a bad thing for the people who just get sick over the idea of *ANYONE* being shot for any reason. However, if there is a DHS agent
assisting a citizen by shooting a bad guy trying to commit a crime? I want them to KILL, not hurt the guy and as QUICKLY as physically possible. I
want them shooting hollow points.
(Hollow Point Performance by Caliber as fired into ballistic gel which simulates a body for mass and density)
edit on 22-1-2013 by Wrabbit2000
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