Ammunition bans are a sneaky attempt to deny self-defense options
Gun grabbers aren’t getting far in their attempt to ban handguns, so the next best step is to go after ammunition. They use scary terms to demonize ordinary self-defense equipment, hoping this will make Americans more comfortable with their incremental effort to diminish and ultimately eliminate the Second Amendment.
Federal agencies, for example, have made a stir recently with large ammunition purchases for use by their respective law-enforcement divisions. Much of the hype surrounding the orders from the Department of Homeland Security, the Social Security Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service emphasized the use of “hollow points” to give the false impression that bullets Uncle Sam ordered were something beyond standard-issue.
Just 20 years ago, all bullets had full metal jackets, so they would go straight through a violent felon with the potential to strike an innocent bystander. “Hollow-points bullets were designed for law enforcement to hit the intended target and not cause collateral damage behind the target,” explained Mike Stock, an engineer at Winchester Ammunition. “Our modern hollow point technology increases safety so a round goes in the bad guy and nowhere else.”