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    Baton rounds

    Discussion in 'Research' started by CH878, Aug 29, 2011.

    Quick question, would a baton round (so non-lethal) fired from around a meter away into a person's stomach leave them with lasting damage?
     
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    Some rubber bullets are actually metal cores encased in rubber, such as those that the Israelis use, and I believe they have some standing order as to remaining a minimum of forty meters from the target if firing. And they're meant to be fired at the ground, the ricochet of the bullet being what actually strikes the victim -- thus lessening the impact further.

    All things considered, if someone walked up to you and fired a rubber slug straight into your gut from a pace away... chances are good you'd be going home with more than just a bruise.

    From this site (Emphasis added):

    http://www.lesslethalafrica.com/lesslethalammunition.html

    There's a picture at the bottom of that link of a bruise left from one of their rubber bullets -- presumably at the proper range -- point blank and I imagine the damage could easily have been fatal.
     
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    Thanks very much, that really helped
     

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