The Washington Times has published a “How well do you know your guns?” quiz on its website. As you see above, I got one wrong. Well, I insist I’m actually correct and that the Times’ answer for the Hague Convention question isn’t technically right. Take the quiz to see how you fare! If you’re curious about the Hague thing, the reasoning follows (spoiler alert). . .
I answered “False.” Why? The Hague Convention banned “…the use of bullets which expand or flatten easily in the human body.” Full text here. That doesn’t actually ban all hollow-points, as many projectiles have a hollow point not for any expansion reason whatsoever, but just for superior aerodynamics and, primarily, superior long range stability gained by moving the mass to the rear of the projectile.
For instance, the MK 262 and MK 318 do use hollow point bullets (although they’re referred to as OTM or “Open Tip Match” to avoid this very point of possible confusion) but are internationally legal for use in warfare. On the flip side, plenty of projectiles that do not have hollow points are not legal under this part of the Hague Convention.
I’m clearly far too pedantic for internet quizzes…