nonlethal weapons


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nonlethal weapons

Weapons that are explicitly designed and primarily employed so as to incapacitate personnel or material, while minimizing fatalities, permanent injury to personnel, and undesired damage to property and the environment. a. Unlike conventional lethal weapons that destroy their targets through blast, penetration, and fragmentation, nonlethal weapons employ means other than gross physical destruction to prevent the target from functioning. b. Nonlethal weapons are intended to have one, or both, of the following characteristics: (1) They have relatively reversible effects on personnel or materiel. (2) They affect objects differently within their area of influence.
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Nevertheless, nonlethal weapons are not without problems.
* The awkwardness was palpable at a recent industry conference when nearly half of the attendees in the ballroom billowed out as the panel discussion transitioned from guns and ammo to nonlethal weapons.
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In defiance of international law, nonlethal weapons inflict direct harm upon noncombatants.
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The home ministry officials said they were not very satisfied with the results shown by the nonlethal weapons in use as they leave a scope for serious injury to the protesters.
A current working definition of nonlethal weapons is "weapons, devices, and munitions that are explicitly designed and primarily employed to incapacitate targeted personnel or materiel immediately, while minimizing fatalities, permanent injury to personnel, and undesired damage to property in the target area or environment.
The court said police should use a stun gun only in threatening situations because it inflicts more pain than other nonlethal weapons, such as pepper spray or batons.
Nonlethal weapons are an increasingly attractive option for rooting out insurgents without bringing catastrophic harm to civilians.
Women, who police and store owners say seek such sprays far more than men, should be able to immediately obtain the protection the nonlethal weapons can provide.
At the other end of the spectrum, advances in microwave technology have put within reach the possibility of nonlethal weapons that disable, but do not harm, people.