Federal Authorityâ€™s Explanation About Hollow Point Bullet Purchases Raises More Questions Than Answers
Political Conspiracies 8/22/12
By: David Martinez
News reports indicating that multiple agencies of the federal government have ordered and are stockpiling multimillions of rounds of ammunition have pressured the Feds to offer an explanation. But the official explanation has only raised more questions.
On Friday the government stated that the hollow point bullets it has procured are â€œstandard issueâ€ and that they are used to train security agents. However, according to retired Maj. Gen. Jerry Curry, a decorated Army war veteran, the Fedsâ€™ explanation about the bullets fails to pass the smell test.
When this reporter first heard the governmentâ€™s explanation for the hollow point bullets, the warning bells immediately rang indicating a cover up. As every gun owner knows if they are serious about developing and maintaining their shooting skills, the type of bullets used for practice at the firing range are normally different from the ammunition one would use when getting the firearm set to be used in the event of a home invasion or other situations in which oneâ€™s life is in mortal danger.
Firing range bullets are much less expensive and are not designed for the day to day use of the gun for maximum self protection. One uses the more expensive variety, such as hollow point bullets, for real-life danger.
Thus, immediately this reporter knew that when the government claimed that its agencies had purchased multimillions of rounds of hollow point bullets for â€œpractice and trainingâ€ at the firing range, something was amiss. Most citizens are likely unaware that such ammo is not used for practice and will accept the governmentâ€™s explanation at face value. This is in all likelihood what the Feds are counting on.
And when Maj. Gen. Curry confirmed these suspicions in his article for The Daily Caller, it became clear that the Obama Administration has not been honest with the public concerning the current mass stockpiling of ammunition.
Curry stated, â€œHollow point bullets are so lethal that the Geneva Convention does not allow their use on the battle field in time of war. Hollow point bullets donâ€™t just stop or hurt people, they penetrate the body, spread out, fragment and cause maximum damage to the bodyâ€™s organs. Death often follows.â€