Really? uranium core bullets?To expand on the line up of already present correct info above, the law regarding penetrator/armor piercing ammunition is found in the section covering, and only applies to, handguns not long guns.
PEN 265.01 ~ 18
"Armor piercing ammunition" means any ammunition capable of being used in pistols or revolvers containing a projectile or projectile core, or a projectile or projectile core for use in such ammunition, that is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other substances) from one or a combination of any of the following: tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or uranium.
Not only uranium, but depleted uranium. Which is why the military teaches soldiers not to "play" with shot down enemy aircraft and such, due to the potential for residual radioactivity. This is probably over stated, but they give the class nonetheless.Really? uranium core bullets?
Ohhhh. I was going to say what kind of idiot would carry ammo that would kill them in 30 minutes of exposure.Not only uranium, but depleted uranium. Which is why the military teaches soldiers not to "play" with shot down enemy aircraft and such, due to the potential for residual radioactivity. This is probably over stated, but they give the class nonetheless.
I assure you, the amount of radiation in a bullet would most definitely NOT kill you in 30 minutes. It's all about exposure level and time. The amount of radiation in a bullet would take YEARS of CONSTANT exposure to show any signs of any biological changes.Ohhhh. I was going to say what kind of idiot would carry ammo that would kill them in 30 minutes of exposure.
Well depleted uranium yes. But I was referring to enriched uranium which is why I thought it was very odd that it would be used as a bullet core since I believe 10 minutes of exposure to something the size of a pencil eraser would give you bone cancer.I assure you, the amount of radiation in a bullet would most definitely NOT kill you in 30 minutes. It's all about exposure level and time. The amount of radiation in a bullet would take YEARS of CONSTANT exposure to show any signs of any biological changes.
^ that was my point when I first read "uranium" as a core but then I was notified about the depleted uranium core which I never even considered because most classes I was in used it as referring to nuclear power or strong radiation.Oh, you'd need WAY more mass and certainly much higher velocity to get the big surprise, not to mention having it hit in a precise spot, and most importantly, having the hunk on the receiving end compressed to some level well beyond 'mound of dirt' to create the pressure neccisary for an atomic burst. (you do know that the mushroom is the secondary explosion, with the primary explosion being conventional TNT compressing the larger of two radioactive masses just as the smaller hunk is shoved into it at hyper velocity to create a singular critical mass, right?)
Moot anyway as should you have enough to stuff even one mag DHS, FBI and any number of other alphabet agencies would be straight up your ass before you even got home with the stuff, or more likely even clearing the parking lot to try and leave for home, let alone fabricate it into bullets, load it into cartridges and haul it to a range.
But you're welcome to dream that little dream if it amuses you, and I certainly wouldn't want to crush a vivid imagination being used for entertainent purposes.
For humor its kind of cute like Bugs Bunny whacking the nose of a blockbuster bomb with a hammer, but from a reality angle, it ain't gonna happen in the dirt pile or backstop of a mere firearms range....
Remember, it only takes about a softball sized chunk to do a Hiroshima+, and they are certainly going to keep track of quantities down to pencil eraser and less, even down to chips or other residue from thier proccessing it, let alone the golf ball to tennis ball sized hunk (dependant on shape and machine process 'cause you ain't gonna melt and cast it with mapp gas and a iron ladle) you'd need to create 1 mag worth of 9mm
Then there is the whole body parts dropping off and contamination from smuggling out bits and peices let alone holding a fistful at a time in a handgun, let alone up near your head in a rifle.