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    Are Hollow Point bullets Illegal

    I have always been told that Hollow Points are Illegal except for Government and Law Enforcement use only. Now I have people telling me otherwise. Is this true? In Washington State? Where do you find the law?

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    The only place I can think of offhand that they are illegal is in the state of NJ......

    Do your gunshops sell them in WA state?
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    I don't think so, but the topic came up and I looked like an Idiot because I was positive that they were only Law Enforcement use.

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    Only if you shoot someone with them and even then its up in the air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishluck31 View Post
    Only if you shoot someone with them and even then its up in the air.
    Could you clarify or elaborate this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobtown View Post
    Could you clarify or elaborate this?
    Well, If you shoot someone and they deserve it, then they are not illegal. if they happen to not deserve it, there could be problems.

    Other than that, no I can't elaborate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishluck31 View Post
    Well, If you shoot someone and they deserve it, then they are not illegal. if they happen to not deserve it, there could be problems.

    Other than that, no I can't elaborate.
    So, the legality of the ammunition is based on whether the person deserved to be shot or not?

    I would think the act of shooting someone is what is deemed legal or not, regardless of what type of round is used. Thanks for clarifying... I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobtown View Post
    So, the legality of the ammunition is based on whether the person deserved to be shot or not?

    I would think the act of shooting someone is what is deemed legal or not, regardless of what type of round is used. Thanks for clarifying... I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobtown View Post
    So, the legality of the ammunition is based on whether the person deserved to be shot or not?

    I would think the act of shooting someone is what is deemed legal or not, regardless of what type of round is used. Thanks for clarifying... I guess.
    Someone's being a bit sarcastic. Hollowpoint bullet ammunition, is generally the only type of rounds issued to law enforcement personnel today in the United States. Non-expanding bullets fail to offer sufficient "stopping power", over penetrate intended targets or objects behind them, and are too prone to ricochet, for use in urban environments. If there are any law enforcement agencies (in the U.S.) currently equipping their officers with non-expanding (full metal jacket or solid lead) bullets for defensive purposes, I'm not personally aware of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpokaneExplorer View Post
    I have always been told that Hollow Points are Illegal except for Government and Law Enforcement use only. Now I have people telling me otherwise. Is this true? In Washington State? Where do you find the law?

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    I could see how someone might get that impression if they see cops shooting department-issued ammo at a range. Most of the ammo I have been issued has "For Law Enforcement Use Only" plastered all over the box.

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    I can get them off the shelf with just my CCW at any gun shop in my area... And we have some of the most strict gun laws in the country.

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    Hollowpoints are quite legal in Washington State, for any and all flavor of firearm.

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    In Texas you can buy them if you're 21 and up.

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    Since they are safer for home defense, as far as ammo goes, they are perfectly legal in WA state. Go to Wally-World and grab some .

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA DEP View Post
    The only place I can think of offhand that they are illegal is in the state of NJ......

    Do your gunshops sell them in WA state?


    Yup, in NJ they're illegal anyplace except for inside the home. And in legal transport of course. They are sold freely at any gunshop though. No restrictions on purchasing, just possessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUFFS137 View Post
    Yup, in NJ they're illegal anyplace except for inside the home. And in legal transport of course. They are sold freely at any gunshop though. No restrictions on purchasing, just possessing.
    Thanks for clearing that up.....I was under the impression that they were completely verboten
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    Verboten...Did you just make up a word. "Upon my arrival both sides in the dispute had a made a verboten agreement...When OC spray had no effect, I struck the suspect several times with my departmentally issued verboten baton...I have no idea what that means...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUFFS137 View Post
    Verboten...Did you just make up a word. "Upon my arrival both sides in the dispute had a made a verboten agreement...When OC spray had no effect, I struck the suspect several times with my departmentally issued verboten baton...I have no idea what that means...
    As is often said, google is your friend.....

    It means 'forbidden'
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulicords View Post
    Someone's being a bit sarcastic. Hollowpoint bullet ammunition, is generally the only type of rounds issued to law enforcement personnel today in the United States. Non-expanding bullets fail to offer sufficient "stopping power", over penetrate intended targets or objects behind them, and are too prone to ricochet, for use in urban environments. If there are any law enforcement agencies (in the U.S.) currently equipping their officers with non-expanding (full metal jacket or solid lead) bullets for defensive purposes, I'm not personally aware of them.

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    Sarcasm on this forum is strictly verboten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarhead50 View Post
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    "NDW Police"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geordi View Post
    Hollowpoints are quite legal in Washington State, for any and all flavor of firearm.
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