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    Hollowpoints illegal in NC?

    Talking to my father-in-law today and he was saying that an officer told him that it is illegal to shoot somebody knowingly with hollowpoint bullets in NC.

    Now I beleive this to be false, but can not find any evidence to support either side.

    Anybody know the answer?
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    Is your FIL maybe confusing "NC" with "NJ?"

    NJ does have a prohibition on HP ammo for private citizens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srfl View Post
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    Is your FIL maybe confusing "NC" with "NJ?"

    NJ does have a prohibition on HP ammo for private citizens.
    That is what I thought at first but no he said he was told this when he was at the range (the range he goes to is mostly for police use, but is open to the public a few days a week so there is always an officer around.
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    ....interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srfl View Post
    ....interesting.

    Yup and I can't find any info to support or deny it. Would bother me greatly if it were true though because that is what I was planning on using in my firearms.
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    I just heard someone speculating on the radio that the VT murderer must have hollowed out all the bullet tips on his ammunition because ''hollowpoints are only for police."

    It seems to be a common belief among people who don't own guns. I think they would freak out if they knew that wal-mart sells "cop killer bullets".

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    So do any states with such a stupid law take responsibility for any occurrences of overpenetration in civilian self-defense shootings? Because that's exactly what's going to happen with FMJ rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwolsten View Post
    So do any states with such a stupid law take responsibility for any occurrences of overpenetration in civilian self-defense shootings? Because that's exactly what's going to happen with FMJ rounds.
    In court I'd be saying: Yes I shot him with hollow points, because I didn't want to shot the person behind him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrioticRick View Post
    In court I'd be saying: Yes I shot him with hollow points, because I didn't want to shot the person behind him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowsbane View Post
    Talking to my father-in-law today and he was saying that an officer told him that it is illegal to shoot somebody knowingly with hollowpoint bullets in NC.

    Now I beleive this to be false, but can not find any evidence to support either side.

    Anybody know the answer?
    No it is not so.
    www.jus.state.nc.us/NCJA/ncfirearmslaws.pdf
    see page 21
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    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
    No it is not so.
    Cool thank you for the assistance. I live in an apartment and therefore am very worried about the overpenetration potential of fmj rounds...but way too poor to pay for a lawyer to explain why I had to use a "more lethal illegal round"
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    [QUOTE=stanislaskasava;349090]I just heard someone speculating on the radio that the VT murderer must have hollowed out all the bullet tips on his ammunition because ''hollowpoints are only for police."

    The antis love to spread this type of bull****. This just goes to show how gullibile people can be when they are not exposed to the truth. This old wives tale needs to be put to rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowsbane View Post
    Cool thank you for the assistance. I live in an apartment and therefore am very worried about the overpenetration potential of fmj rounds...but way too poor to pay for a lawyer to explain why I had to use a "more lethal illegal round"
    How is something more Lethal? Hollowpoints are not designed to be "more" Lethal they are designed to expand and slow down (Kind of like an airplane using flaps), reducing the risk of over penetration. The "More" lethal came from the media trying to put fear in the minds of someone who dosn't know anybetter.

    Now do they make a bigger hole? Yes
    Does this mean that more parts of soft tissue get destroyed? Yes
    Does it mean it mean their more lethal? ehhhhhh IMHO No
    A shot in the toe with a hollow point is less likely to slow an attacker than a FMJ put center mass. This goes back to operator.

    A good operator, with a good gun, and good quality HP's Maximize Your Potential.

    But to say an object is lethal I don't think is a good statement.

    The operator is the one who holds that card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowsbane View Post
    I live in an apartment and therefore am very worried about the overpenetration potential of fmj rounds...but way too poor to pay for a lawyer to explain why I had to use a "more lethal illegal round"
    I'm sure you are aware, but just in case...

    Most Hollow Point ammo will go right through more than a few walls, so don't assume that just because your projectiles are Hollow Points means that they will stop in a rocksheet/wood/ect wall. Take a look at Old Painless' website and you'll see what I'm talking about.

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    In a apartment or any house, I would highly recommend you invest in atleast 6 Glaser Blue Safety Slugs. Well worth the price of $2.50 each. I have participitated in test firing them through dry wall and even an old apartment building and of all the rounds they didnt go through them.
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