Draft legislation circulated by Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin would ban civilian possession of hollow point and frangible ammunition that, according to state Department of Natural Resources regulations, are required for hunting deer and bear, Media Trackers reported on Friday.they also want to reclassify this ammunition with a scary sounding name...
Standard self defense and hunting ammunition are now classified as “assault bullets” and are felonious violations for everyone except law enforcement. Almost every currently manufactured semi-automatic firearm in existence - and countless bolt action hunting rifles - are now a prohibited device merely because they have the ability to accept detachable magazines.
in case you were curious, and i know you are, here is the Wisconsin statute...
Under s. NR 10.09 (1)(c)2., ‘no person shall hunt any deer or bear with any air rifle, rim-fire rifle, any center-fire rifle less than .22 caliber, any .410 bore or less shotgun or handgun loaded with .410 shotgun shell ammunition or with ammunition loaded with nonexpanding type bullets or ammunition loaded with shot other than a single slug or projectile.’and California's...
Legal Methods of Take for Big Game in California:
• Rifles using centerfire cartridges with softnose or expanding projectiles, bow and arrow, or muzzleloading rifles may be used to take big game.
meanwhile, logical thinkers of the past have found that hollow point ammunition is actually safer... oh, and this was determined thirty years ago...
'The energy of the bullet is absorbed very quickly, and although it produces a wider hole, it's not as deep, so it is much less likely to bore through a person and hit someone else,'' he said.speaking of California and Wisconsin...
That is essentially the conclusion reached by a Federal Bureau of Investigation study almost a decade ago [in 1983], as well as studies conducted by the Los Angeles, Dallas, and Newark departments since then, experts say. Several Federal agencies and the police in Washington, Baltimore, Chicago and Boston use hollow point bullets.
When the Los Angels Police Department started using hollow point ammunition, the Department’s chief said that the ammunition was being used after a study found that the rounds were actually safer for officers to use because they did [not] jeopardize bystanders with over-penetration or ricocheting off of the target.
Reaching back into the past, when the Milwaukee Police Department started using hollow point ammunition in the 1980s, an expert who studied the matter told officials that using the ammunition would increase public safety by reducing collateral damage and minimizing the number of rounds police officers would fire in a situation.
and in other news... the federal government thinks hollow point ammunition is to die for...
The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase a further 21.6 million rounds of ammunition to add to the 1.6 billion bullets it has already obtained over the course of the last 10 months alone, figures which have stoked concerns that the federal agency is preparing for civil unrest.
The solicitation asks for 10 million pistol cartridge .40 caliber 165 Grain, jacketed Hollow point bullets (100 quantities of 100,000 rounds) and 10 million 9mm 115 grain jacketed hollow point bullets (100 quantities of 100,000 rounds).
We Are All Californians Now!
Published on Friday, February 08, 2013
Wisconsin Democrats circulate legislation to ban hunting ammunition
Democrats Seek to Ban Hunting Ammunition in Wisconsin
California Hunting Digest - California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Hollow Point Ammunition Saves Lives, Backers Say
By CLIFFORD KRAUSS - Published: March 06, 1997
Ammo Ban Advocates Retreat, Experts Say Hollow Point Ammo Safer
By: Brian Sikma
Study Cites Advantages of 'Hollow' Bullets
By David Doege - Milwaukee Sentinel - July 8, 1983