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Great piece of reporting here.:rolleyes: I posted a few of the more idiotic comments. From his last comment, I didn't realize that you are a racist if you load your gun with hollow points.:coco:

It's too bad that most of the people that are not familiar with firearms will buy into this crap from the MSM.

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/04/george-zimmermans-ammunition/256509/

And then there's the part of the story the Reuters piece doesn't address: According to other reports, Zimmerman's gun was loaded with hollow-point bullets--bullets that expand upon impact, maximizing internal damage and the chances of death. You don't need hollow-point bullets to stop a pit bull. And you don't need hollow-point bullets to stop a robber.

Sure, some gun enthusiasts may warn that if you face an armed bad guy, hollow points minimize the chances of his returning fire after being shot. But how likely is it--in real life, not the movies--that this would actually come into play? And, anyway, there was no evidence that the robbers who had afflicted the neighborhood were armed; they were burglars, not muggers, and when in danger of being caught they'd fled. (And as for the reason police sometimes use hollow points--to cut the chances that the bullet will harm bystanders after passing through the victim's body or after ricocheting: that makes a lot of sense in a crowded urban environment, but not much in Zimmerman's neighborhood.)

...he probably had in mind the prospect of confronting a young black man. What we'll never know is whether that prospect had anything to do with the fact that Zimmerman chose not just to carry a gun, but to load it with the kind of bullet that was most likely to kill anyone he shot.
 

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Hmm I guess loading upside down hollow base wadcutters in 38's would really blow their cookies.
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and Robert Wright then can "test" his theory below in the streets of the worst areas of DC to see what in "real life" will actually happen:rolleyes:

Sure, some gun enthusiasts may warn that if you face an armed bad guy, hollow points minimize the chances of his returning fire after being shot. But how likely is it--in real life, not the movies--that this would actually come into play? And, anyway, there was no evidence that the robbers who had afflicted the neighborhood were armed; they were burglars, not muggers, and when in danger of being caught they'd fled. (And as for the reason police sometimes use hollow points--to cut the chances that the bullet will harm bystanders after passing through the victim's body or after ricocheting: that makes a lot of sense in a crowded urban environment, but not much in Zimmerman's neighborhood.)
 
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