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Old November 27, 2021, 01:30 AM   #29
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What was the point?
The point of that kind of question, in court, is to elicit an answer that can be made to support your argument. And, it's kind of the "magician's force" sort of thing.

If the answer is you chose FMJ bullets, then the prosecutor points out to the jury how they "penetrate through people" and therefore, using them shows a "reckless disregard" for the safety of others.

If the answer is soft points or hollow points, then the prosecutor points out how those bullets cause huge horrifying wounds, and so your intent was to kill people, because "regular" (fmj) ammo wasn't "deadly enough" for you!!...


Both arguments are easily refutable with facts, HOWEVER, once heard, the cannot be "unheard". Even if the judge rules the jury must disregard them, once heard, that bell cannot be "unrung"...
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