plastic bullet


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plastic bullet

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a solid PVC cylinder, 10 cm long and 38 mm in diameter, fired by police or military forces to regain control in riots. Formal name: baton round
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plastic bullet

npallottola di plastica
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Some people reacted to the municipal police claiming that they resorted to plastic bullet during the supervision.
At least one plastic bullet was fired and water cannons have been deployed.
Among those cases that will be reviewed is that of Francis Rowntree, an 11-year-old boy killed by a plastic bullet fired by a soldier in April 1972.
JERUSALEM: An Israeli soldier is seen shooting an arrested and bound Palestinian in the leg with a plastic bullet, in a video eleased by an Israeli human rights group yesterday.
AN INVESTIGATION is under way after police fired a plastic bullet at a man armed with a baseball bat and a knife.
The 30 year-old, who has not been named, was disarmed after being downed by a plastic bullet fired by a police marksman in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
So hitting the same folks with a baton, plastic bullet or riot shield won't?
A MAN who became the first person on mainland Britain to be shot by police with a plastic bullet was yesterday charged with making threats to kill.
Marine fired a plastic bullet at two Japanese civilians who were delivering pizza by car at a U.
NORTHERN Ireland Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mairead Corrigan, hit out at Israeli authorities last night as she recovered from being hit by a plastic bullet.
Police said they had been forced to fire a plastic bullet at the man because he had threatened armed officers.
Supporting riot control weapons is controversial, but if you're out tossing petrol bombs then you flipping deserve a good thwack with a plastic bullet.