Depeds who your lawyer is. Quite likely though you could be charged with manslaughter and the charge has a reasonable chance to stick. Most places that give firearms training say know what's behind your target.[b said:Quote[/b] (gunmanguns @ Jan. 06 2004,2:27)]also what if i do shoot the bad guy and it goes through and hits someone,is this manslaughter.
With the Hi-cap mags you're talking 16 in 9mm vs. 12 in .40S&W, so you're not talking 5-10 extra shots. Everyone has their own preferences. If four extra rounds of 9mm make you more comfortable, enjoy them.[b said:Quote[/b] (gunmanguns @ Jan. 06 2004,3:57)]and as far as the manslaughter that was a question NOT a comment....
Many PD's today are switching to ball ammo, hollow points are also illegal in a few jurisdictions.[b said:Quote[/b] (BreakerMorant @ Jan. 06 2004,3:29)]First of all, in a self defense scenario you need to hit your target not spray 15 shots in the general direction. (Training,training, training.)
Regarding the manslaughter question, use hollowpoints, preferably Hydra-shok or in the alternative the same brand your local police department is using. Hydra-shok should not over-penetrate. It's one of those things, if you get pulled into court, you don't want to explain why you have Crook-killer GT ammo. You want to say, "I only use what my local police department or Federal law enforcement agencies use, nothing more destructive." Those organizations set the reasonableness standard. Although you may know more than them when it comes to guns and ammo, you don't want to depart from the standard they have set.
Even if your bullet did overpenetrate, it's not likely that you would be charged with manslaughter. If you had a legitimate self-defense scenario the collateral damage would likely be pinned on the aggressor. Many jurisdictions have something called the felony murder rule. Simply put, it means all occurrences that flow from the commission of a felony are the responsibility of the individual committing the felony. If a bankrobber comes into a bank and pulls a gun and someone suffers a heart attack, it's the robber's fault. If the police kill someone in a traffic accident rushing to the scene or shoot someone accidentally in a gunfight, again, it's the robber's fault.
Lastly, in court, juries do value a person's right to engage in self defense. D.A.'s offices know this and hesitate to spend the resources to bring a case to court that will be the victim of jury nullification. Certain areas of the country are less understanding when it comes to the use of firearms. However in NYC (not a gun friendly town) Bernard Goetz, the infamous subway vigilante got convicted of violating the city's gun laws (possession and concealed carry w/o a permit) not of shooting three armed individuals who demanded money.
If you didn't mean any offense that I apologize for the slight. I figured you were directing the quoted line above at me since I mentioned some legal stuff. Your previous post had something cut out, at the end, where you were talking about beware of that guy. -Then, in a follow-up post, you typed the quoted line full of misspellings, apparently in an attempt to get past the censoring software.[b said:Quote[/b] (gunmanguns @ Jan. 06 2004,3:59)]i didnt know satens under ground layer was a swear word/sorry