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I was doing some cleaning today and I opened all my plastic Glock boxes and took a look inside…

Those of you (in most states) that have bought a new Glock might recognize the following picture as the envelope and casings from 2 spent rounds that are included:

Their are some states that require the two casings to be retained by law enforcement and entered into a database as a way to fingerprint your gun.  I talked about the failure of one of these ballistic identification systems in in New York in a prior article (HERE).

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DES MOINES, Iowa

A Des Moines girl was suspended after school officials said she violated their weapons policy.
Jazmine Martin, 12, brought an empty shotgun shell to school on Monday, a souvenir from a summer vacation to South Dakota. The shell was empty and had the word “blank” written on the front.

Full Story – HERE

Interesting, I looked up “ammunition” in the dictionary for the heck of it and this is the first entry:

The material fired, scattered, dropped, or detonated from any weapon, as bombs or rockets, and esp. shot, shrapnel, bullets, or shells fired by guns
(Reference: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ammunition)

So I suppose by that definition the empty shell would be considered ammunition.  What a dumb policy though!

Hopefully that doesn’t ruin that girls chance at getting into university down the road since its on her “permanent record”.  My guess is it will be listed on the record as something vague too like “Suspended for a weapon” which obviously looks worse then putting “Brought a shotgun hull to show-and-tell”

Hat Tip: Murdoc @ GunPundit

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