HEY, rubber bullets aren’t made out of rubber.

they are metal bullets coated with a thin layer of rubber. the cops obviously know this. they aren’t non lethal. they are not meant for close range.

they were invented as a way to break up riots by firing the bullet at the ground with the intent to bounce into people’s legs without much injury and are expected to produce contusions, abrasions, and hematomas in those cases but they can kill.

police that are shooting them point blank at people's heads are shooting to kill.

@mercurythedragon I feel like the name "rubber bullet" is purposely misleading so people envision, like, a 9mm bullet but made of rubber instead of the hulking monstrosities they actually are

@witchfynder_finder yeah honestly seems extremely intentional. now we know why they're so damm devastating

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@mercurythedragon @witchfynder_finder I was reading a post from twitter from someone who listens to police scanners, and apparently the cops themselves never use the term "rubber bullet". They call them 40mm rounds.

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