Clueless WI Democrats Want to Ban ‘Military’ Hollow Point Ammo, Which Would Ban Rifle Hunting in WI
Oh clueless, anti gun lawmakers, where do I start on this one.
According to MediaTrackers.org, A Democratic state senator and three Democratic state representatives have circulated draft legislation that would ban civilian possession of hollow point or frangible ammunition. According to existing Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regulations, sportsmen and women in Wisconsin must use such ammunition when hunting deer or bear. The Democratic lawmakers, two of whom are freshman, all hail from urban districts in the City of Milwaukee.
According to Media Trackers the following was in an email from the lawmakers about the bill, “While used by the military for decades – in part because they inflict massive wounds – hollowpoint bullets have little, if any, practical use for self-defense or hunting in everyday society. Tragically, they are essentially human-killing bullets.”
First off, in many states expanding (soft point, hollow point, etc) ammo is required for hunting primarily because it minimizes over penetration of the animal which ensures a safer hunting environment for all. FMJ (aka ball) ammo tends to penetrate much more than expanding ammo.
Second, expanding ammo is also recommended for self defense for the same reasons. If you have to defend yourself in public or your home, you don’t want a full metal jacket round to over penetrate your target and hit an innocent bystander.
Third, to counter the quote from the lawmakers email, the military does not, and is not allowed to use hollow point ammo due to the Hague Declaration of 1899 Declaration III (Laws of War). However, many people do think this practice is outdated as expanding ammunition can reduce the chance of over penetration and subsequently unintentional casualties (the same reason it’s required for hunting in most states).
So, there you have it, WI Democrats essentially want to ban hunting, make self defense less safe, and apparently have no idea how the military operates.