Hollowed bullet easy to get & hard to survive
Hollow-point bullets like the one used in the slaying of Officer Daniel Enchautegui are much deadlier than ordinary bullets - and nearly as easy to get.
Cops favor using the hollow-point bullets because they are less likely to pass through a target and ricochet into a fellow cop or bystander.
But they want their public sale banned to keep them out of the hands of thugs like Enchautegui's alleged killers, Steven Armento and Lillo Brancato.
"Our mission is to stop violent felons," said Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch. "There is no reason for anyone else to have that ability."
Thursday, December 15, 2005
As If New Orleans Wasn't Enough...
...to remind you that sometimes Mr. Policeman might not be your friend, this from the New York Daily News, on the widespread availability of "hollowed-out" ammunition [my emphasis on the quote!]: