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1349 days ago
Photo from #OWS Oakland. These are not rubber bullets based on my experience in Israel/Palestine
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Yep, that will move a crowd but not inflict permanent injury.
Also worth noting: Pepperball rounds are simply paintball rounds filled with a slightly more concentrated pepper spray solution (0.5% to 5% PAVA). The outer shell of a Pepperball is primarily made with the same stuff as crayon wax.
than a rubber bullet cartridge (The shell is marked stabilized and marking; rubber rounds are typically neither). The shot on the right, however, I'm not familiar with. It could be a rubber bullet; it could be a part of an end cap to a flashbang.
@koloskus yup, rubber bullets fire with a primer and explosive. Pepperball rounds fire from paintball guns. See http://www.pepperball.com/products.html . Also, the shell on the left is a less-than-lethal round, but looks more to be a beanbag round than a
@phatphototucson are you sure? It seems to match up so perfectly. I don't know though.
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actually that would be a Pepperball launcher @koloskus it cant shoot those.
If this is the case,then what do you think will happen in Frisco??
http://tinyurl.com/3ubbucu the paintball-looking gun. thats what they shoot the rubber bullets from.
These are my hands, i was holding up examples of what was being shot at us last night.
Right would have to be fired from a 37 or 40mm launcher, not a shotgun/flex baton round
Left is a Flex Baton shell (aka bean bag round).
They're a 'less-than-lethal' (!) rubber buckshot round. Pretty common in US police arsenals.
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