Stamford police officer apparently thinks hollow point ammunition is illegal

Posted by Jonathan at 11 December 2012

Category: Issues - State of CT

Talk about a facepalm!!!

I’m trying to hope this reporter REALLY made an error and didn’t write something down right.  Unfortunately, I’m not that much of an optimist when dealing with ill informed officers in the state of CT.

This coming from the Stamford Times:

Shortly after midnight, police officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Greenwich Avenue on a report of two suspicious men in the area, according to Stamford Police Sgt. Robert Shawinsky.

As soon as officers exited their cars, both suspects took off running, he said.

Police found an automatic pistol on the ground, which was fully loaded with hollow point bullets.

Let’s make things really clear:

Semi-automatic handguns – not illegal.

Hollow point ammunition – not illegal.

Officer in need of retraining – quite possible.



  1. Littlemike says

    Throwing a gun on the ground: probably illegal.
    Running from a police officer: probably illegal.
    Either of them having a carry permit: highly unlikely.
    One or both of them being legally debarred from even touching a firearm: very probable.

    • Jonathan says

      Yep. But criminals don’t follow laws, do they?

  2. Your Mom says

    I don’t get it. What’s the problem? The police received a report about suspicious activity, the police arrived and saw suspicious activity, the police investigated further.

    Talk about a facepalm!!!

    • Jonathan says

      The problem is what the officer was calling illegal – hollow point bullets. They are NOT illegal to have or carry in your firearm. This officer clearly needs retraining if he is telling the media that a type of bullet is illegal.

      Then again, that hasn’t stopped politicians either. We even had one a few years back say that an AR-15 can shoot heat seeking bullets….. really…..