New less-lethal ammunition being tested by Canadian, U.S. police

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Blunt Impact Projectiles. The one on the right has been fired and its head expanded from impact. Micron Products Inc., based in Fitchburg, makes the new ammunition, which are much larger than rubber bullets and have silicone heads that expand and flatten on impact, enhancing the pain and incapacitating a suspect. Blunt Impact Projectiles. The one on the right has been fired and its head expanded from impact. Micron Products Inc., based in Fitchburg, makes the new ammunition, which are much larger than rubber bullets and have silicone heads that expand and flatten on impact, enhancing the pain and incapacitating a suspect.

by David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen, August 25, 2015

Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — “blunt impact projectiles” that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them, the Associated Press writes. Or at least that’s the goal.

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