Sunday, April 8, 2012

EU will ban rubber bullets by the end of the year, mystery alternatives being tested by Spanish cops

The EU is set to ban rubber bullets by the end of the year. This kind of ammunition has been proven too deadly and dangerous (specially as agents who abuse them are never punished) and the European Commission has decided to abolish them by means of a directive (= Euro-law). 

Right now only Spain and Portugal allow them, while France has been testing a new 'non-lethal' weapon, the Swiss-produced GL-06, whose 40mm projectile does not bounce but can be equally dangerous, having also caused serious injuries already. 

Just this week one person was critically injured (and may still die) by a rubber bullet shot in this city. Such 'accidents' are sadly way too common. 

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