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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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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.
Dumdum bullets were designed for use against native populations in British colonies.
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.
A SHEEP farmer was blasted nine times with illegal dumdum bullets by an experienced killer, an inquest heard yesterday.
The SA80 was found with two sawn-off shotguns, another rifle and ammunition including dumdum bullets, which are banned under the Geneva Convention, which disintegrate on impact to cause maximum injury.
THE family of a man shot dead on the Tube by police yesterday demanded to know if dumdum bullets were used.