My friend Frank Fiamingo highlighted this story about a middle school student who brought a 9mm Glock to school in Maplewood, New Jersey. What makes this story interesting is not that the kid brought a gun to school but what he was charged with.
The student, whose name has not been released due to his status as a juvenile, now stands charged with possession of a weapon on school property, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and possession of penetrating bullets, authorities said.
Penetrating bullets? Isn’t that the whole point? Are police in New Jersey the only ones allowed to have ammunition that penetrates the bodies of miscreants? I don’t know about you but I want penetrating bullets!*
*I am presuming that what they meant to charge him with is possession of hollow-point bullets. The New Jersey criminal code section 2C:39-3.f does outlaw both hollow points and handgun bullets that are capable of penetrating body armor.