dumdum bullet

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a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound


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Technically, Goodwin could not have been killed by a dumdum bullet. These .303 calibre, soft-nosed centre-fire rifle bullets were manufactured for the British Army in Dum-Dum, India, near Calcutta, from about 1891 until they were outlawed at the Hague Conferences of 1897 and 1907.
THREE boxes of lethal dumdum bullets were found in a wardrobe at the home of a young Huyton man, a court has heard.
Police, however, said that Amir's brother Hagai was an accomplice who prepared at least one of the two dumdum bullets that smashed into Mr Rabin.
A former airport security officer who sparked an alert when he flew into London carrying banned dumdum bullets in his jacket pocket has been jailed for nine months.
The bullets are internationally banned dumdum bullets which explode inside the body.
This principle of minimizing unnecessary suffering provides a legal and ethical baseline against which the utility of weapons can be judged, and it has provided a stimulus for specific bans on particular weapons, such as dumdum bullets, which split apart on impact, causing huge wounds, and bullets coated with substances that impair the healing of wounds.
At its best, the combat is governed by the rules of chivalry: no shooting the wounded, no dumdum bullets, no round bayonets.
The sale of dumdum bullets (projectiles that expand or flatten easily in the body, causing greater injury than standard bullets) is prohibited by provisions incorporated into the Hague Convention of 1899, and the 1981 Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (the so-called inhumane weapons convention) bans the use of antipersonnel landmines and incendiary weapons against civilian targets.
During the chase Gibbs threw another gun away which was later recovered and found to be loaded with dumdum bullets, which expand on impact.
A FORMER airport security officer who sparked an alert when he flew into London from America carrying dumdum bullets in his jacket pocket was jailed for nine months yesterday.
UK Border Force officers also discovered 9kg of skunk cannabis and held a traveller after 100 highpowered dumdum bullets were found in his bag.