Ever wonder why the Army and the Marines for so long used two different types of bullets for their M4s and M16s?

4 Mar , 2018  

In 2010, the Army adopted a lead-free bullet known as the M855A1 for the M4 and M16A4 rifles.  From Military.com (bold italics added):

The M855A1 features a steel penetrator on top of a solid copper slug, making it is more dependable than the current M855, Army officials have maintained. It delivers consistent performance at all distances and performed better than the current-issue 7.62mm round against hardened steel targets in testing.


Explaining why the risks of lead poisoning from shooting guns is greatly exaggerated

21 Oct , 2014  

This quote is part of a long piece that Thinkprogress.org had on the risks of lead poisoning.

. . . John R. Lott is founder and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, a tax-exempt organization that works to “advance the scientific understanding of the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety.” His works include “More Guns, Less Crime” and “The Bias Against Guns,” and he has written several opinion pieces to the conservative Daily Caller.