Law enforcement buying ammo is not news. Even the Feds buying lots of ammo is not news. I mean, you can make an argument that they are the Feds and are purchasing for their employees across the country (and we have a big country). What is alarming is the type of ammo that they are buying.
Why would the Feds need to buy 95,000 more rounds of hollow points?
Of course, they’ll tell you that it is to stop terrorists or some other atrocity. And we can argue back and forth about that, but hollow points aren’t for the purpose of just stopping someone from doing something so that you can then arrest them, try them, go through due process, etc. They are for the purpose of injuring someone badly enough that they cannot attack you. How often do you actually hear of someone physically attacking a police officer or (and maybe, especially) a Federal agent, such as ATF?
Which makes this whole idea suspect because, as this article points out, hollow points are
“an expanding bullet with a hollow tip designed for “maximizing tissue damage and blood loss or shock,” according to an online explanation.”
So Federal law enforcement wants to “maximize tissue damage and blood loss?” Who are they afraid of? Frankly, it’s probably you and me and the fact that we are willing to opt out of their system of control.
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