beanbag gun

beanbag gun

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a gun that fires a fabric bag containing lead shot, designed to stun or knock the target to the ground
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An 87-year-old man was hospitalized Friday after Springfield police officers fired a beanbag gun at him after he threatened to kill himself, police said.
People were getting jumped and stabbed, and all the deputies said was don't come out the gate or they would shoot you with a beanbag gun. We slept that night in the rain and mud.
FLORENCE - Police arrested two residents in separate incidents here over the weekend, using Tasers and a beanbag gun to subdue suspects.
Aleman was shot with rounds from a beanbag gun, a rifle and a Taser before police were able to bring him under control, Kerns said.
An officer who paused to reload a beanbag gun realized he didn't have enough time as Salisbury continued to approach.
Riot police fired beanbag guns and used pepper spray - both anti-riot weapons - to clear demonstrators from outside the Mong Kok police station and in Prince Edward metro station, with one man taken out on a stretcher with an oxygen mask over his face, television footage showed.
Eugene police have batons, pepper spray, beanbag guns and pepper ball guns to use as less-lethal alternatives to bullets.
"Some eyewitness observations of the June 14 demonstration in support of Jeff Luers: There were fewer than 100 demonstrators; there seemed to be about 50 cops, and police fired beanbag guns at people who were standing on the sidewalk.
People lighted bonfires, burned street signs and threw rocks and bottles at police and firefighters, prompting police to use tear gas and beanbag guns to control the crowd of approximately 1,500.
Police fired beanbag guns, set off tear gas canisters and arrested 35 people after about 1,500 people choked the student-heavy West University area, setting bonfires, tearing out street signs and throwing things at police and firefighters late Friday and early Saturday.