Are hollow-point bullets legal in California?


Quick Answer

An ordinance from 1994 bars the sale of hollow-point ammunition within the city limits of San Francisco, California, states AllGov. However, this ordinance does not prohibit the ownership or use of such ammunition throughout the entire state of California.

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Since 1994, a few court appeals have been made, by both individuals and the National Rifle Association, in an attempt to reverse the ordinance against the sale of hollow-point ammunition in San Francisco; however, each time the ordinance has been re-affirmed, notes AllGov. The judges held that the inability to sell hollow-point ammunition reduces the amount of gun-related injuries and deaths, while still allowing individuals to protect themselves with conventional ammunition, states SFGate.

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