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HEY, rubber bullets aren’t made out of rubber.

they are metal bullets coated with a thin layer of rubber. the cops obviously know this. they aren’t non lethal. they are not meant for close range.

they were invented as a way to break up riots by firing the bullet at the ground with the intent to bounce into people’s legs without much injury and are expected to produce contusions, abrasions, and hematomas in those cases but they can kill.

police that are shooting them point blank at people's heads are shooting to kill.

wooden bullets are being used in columbus ohio in lieu of rubber bullets. these were used often in hong kong and are known to splinter upon impact to the ground and skin, causing wooden shards to erupt.

rubber bullets are known to ricochet uncontrollably when fired at the ground, but wooden bullets can splinter and explode upon impact. both are extremely dangerous.

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hey since this is getting a solid amount of traction could y'all check out this post and let people know thank you

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@mercurythedragon I feel like the name "rubber bullet" is purposely misleading so people envision, like, a 9mm bullet but made of rubber instead of the hulking monstrosities they actually are

@witchfynder_finder yeah honestly seems extremely intentional. now we know why they're so damm devastating

@mercurythedragon @witchfynder_finder I was reading a post from twitter from someone who listens to police scanners, and apparently the cops themselves never use the term "rubber bullet". They call them 40mm rounds.

@mercurythedragon Jesus Christ that looks like the damn things from Mario

@mercurythedragon thank you for sharing all that you’ve been sharing with us

@vestal no prob. just trying to keep people informed. twitter tends to get news the fastest out of any other platform I use

@mercurythedragon Can't reach the petition page. I think so many people want to sign that it's been accidentally DDoS'd!

@InvaderXan @mercurythedragon Seems to be going in and out. I had to refresh mutiple times but eventually managed to sign.

@twitter they were first used in the united states in the 1960s during civil rights protests and anti-war protests. They stopped using them after a fatality in 1971 but resumed later in the 1980s.

they really should be considered a crime to be used against civilians

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dozens of people have lost an eye to these in france the last 2 years alone

official doctrine is to bounce the bullet on the ground but there's countless evidence they're aimed at people's faces

I've also read similar reports from Chile and Kashmir, it's a deliberate policy to mutilate protesters

there's a long history of crosspollination of counter-insurgency techniques between the US, UK, france and south-american countries going back to at least the 50s, this is one of the results imo

@mercurythedragon "rubber bullet killed 3% they injured" seems extremely overnumbered... Knowing you can see dozens of rubberballs shot at each demo...

@baerd I dunno, when they're at point blank they can kill

@mercurythedragon sure but knowing dozens can be fired to a single mob demonstrating, 3% lethality seems very high.

@baerd I dunno. I mean this is what I've seen and w how people are losing eyes and having their heads busted over this idk if there's really an argument for the rate to be lower or higher than what's reported and even then they can break bones at proper distance

@mercurythedragon yep it’s screwed up, no police officer should have riot gear like this. Hell I was train in the Corps for this and that’s for NGO missions.

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Yes what you say is *partly* correct. I used to sell two varieties of standard NATO 9mm rubber bullets - basically, distinguished by the amount of powder in the case.

The cartridges with the smaller charges were good in most cases for Automatic pistols, but in some circumstances one would need the higher energy rounds to chamber pistols with abnormally strong springs to affect the chambering of successive rounds.

Also, the higher powered rounds were for targets further down range.

I got mine as surplus from Israel, so these are the same rounds used by the IDF and other NATO troops to repel palestinian insurrections with less-lethal force. The bullets themselves actually were all rubber, but the part about bouncing a round off the ground, at least with respect to 9mm pistol rounds, is complete bullshit - it's too upredictable.

Certainly, one *could* aim and acquire targets such as legs, but that is generally not practiced, as all police forces always train and practice to acquire the target "Center of Body Mass" - that means, aim for the middle of the torso and you should hit something most of the time.

They certainly do NOT aim for the head, as you'll almost certainly miss the target completely much more often and hitting someone in the head isn't going to be any more affective than hitting them in the thorax or abdomen.

If you're going to actually aim for some body part, and you have the luxury of doing so, the genitals are a good place on both men and women.

But I think you're right in implying that our police shouldn't be using rubber bullets any longer. in 1992, when the Marines finally deployed to rescue us in Los Angeles, they were mostly using live ammo, a lot of 12 Ga shotguns, while the army used M-16's to great affect - the whole murderous insurrection was quelled in a couple of days when the murdering racists that were burning us ma and pa shop owners out by incinerating us with firebombs and sniping the firefighters trying to rescue us were ended, permanently to our relief.

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Oh, I'm sorry, I failed to mention that it was my gun store that I used to sell that ammo from. I didn't actually make that clear lolz.

Anyway, it wasn't very smart for people to try to firebomb people barricaded and beseiged inside their businesses with AR-15s, it kinda makes the douchebag trying to throw the molotov cocktail into your store turn into a ball of fire, and then run around until they fall down dead - making the world a better place for everyone except the racist bolsheviks trying to loot and kill families and their children. Like in the following article:

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I should also point out that during the L.A. riots in 1992 I didn't own a gun store (that came several years later), but rather a computer store and education center.

We had to keep vigil in shifts, as the racist terrorists looting and murdering people were constantly assaulting us and trying to breech the barricades we had piled up by the store's windows to keep them at bay, yet we were besieged. We popped everyone of those motherfuckers that tried to firebomb us, which was kinda kewl actually, but were on our own for a couple of days cause the cops didn't do shit (not even to protect the firefighters getting sniped), and then there was the snafu with the 40th Infantry Division Guardsmen deployed into our area without live ammo at first. But they brought some marines in and when the Guard troops got their ammo they hosed those fuckers down like the dogs they were and we were once again safe.

These racist terrorists out there killing and burning people will soon get their comeuppance and be zipped up in body bags too, and that's exactly what they deserve too.

I hope that helps to #edjumacate you as to what it's really like to live through the middle of a riot as an actual victim and also, that it's the actual rioters who are the evil criminals that deserve to be dispatched with real bullets.

Fuck those motherfuckers. I spit on their graves.

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