Government orders for hollow point bullets have been highlighted on the internet recently (MSM won't mention it). I blogged about it when I first heard about the order of 4.5 million rounds for Homeland Security.
I remember a conversation I had with a fellow many years back where he mentioned that a standard bullet could easily exit the target if all it hits is soft tissue. The exiting bullet can damage anything behind the original target causing collateral damage.
Hollow points will fragment on entry, even into soft tissue, and will most likely not exit the target. This point (no pun intended) is important in an urban environment where bystanders are in the vicinity. It reduces the rusk of collateral damage in tight quarters.
The question remains: Does this government know the difference between violent radicals like the Black Panthers and American patriots like the tea party? Sebelius and Holder referred to Tea Partiers, returning war veterans, the religious right and prepers as domestic terrorists.
With this information in hand, the hollow points don't disturb me, it is the quantity of orders that is worrisome.
In 1968 Mayor Richard Hatcher took office as the first black mayor of Gary, Indiana. He had a black gang called the Kangaroos as his enforcement arm. Within 5 years he had destroyed the thriving steel making city, reducing the city and its reputation to the skeleton and joke it is today. I lived in Gary from 1951 to 1971.