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06-20-2011, 16:04
Do you know of any case where a round over penetrated its target, passed thru, and then struck someone? Thanks....Jeff

Mas Ayoob
06-20-2011, 21:16

A while back, in my "Self Defense and the Law" column in Combat Handguns magazine, I documented 25 cases of people wounded or killed by over-penetrating bullets that went through and through the intended human target and hit an innocent person who didn't deserve to be shot.l

That was just the tip of the iceberg. This is the single main reason why our society allowed cops to switch almost 100% to "controlled expansion bullets" (read: hollow points) that were designed to open up and stay in the intended target, as best as would be possible in the almost infinitely variable circumstances of a gunfight.


06-20-2011, 22:10
MA - Thanks very much for the response. ...Jeff