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bilby commented on the word beanbag bullet
"The federal government has defended the use of beanbag bullets by Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers to quell a riot at the Christmas Island detention centre.
The government has come under fire from refugee support groups after initially only saying tear gas was used.
Beanbag bullets are rounds containing lead shot in a tough fabric bag to minimise injury."
- AAP, Minister defends use of beanbag bullets on refugees, news.com.au, 16 March 2011.
March 17, 2011
ruzuzu commented on the word beanbag bullet
That second sentence is especially interesting, given the context.
yarb commented on the word beanbag bullet
I just love the idea of bullets designed to minimise injury. Of course rubber bullets have been around for ever, but I always thought the same about them.
I mean if they're so good at minimising injury, why aren't they used by paramedics?
I'm just imagining a corps of medieval peacekeepers equipped with rubber flails and duck-down morning stars.
chained_bear commented on the word beanbag bullet
If these weren't real, and real disturbing, they ought to be in the Arsenal of Civil Defunse.
re: the rubber flails, don't you do that sort of thing chained_bear?
The b-b-b alliteration is also a bit children's storybook, unfortunately.
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