Friday, 3 October 2014


Watching the BBC news just now reporting on the uprising in Hong Kong and the police using rubber bullets to disperse the crowds. Started me thinking, have you ever wondered if been hit by a rubber bullet can cause you serious injury? Rubber bullets are one of the tactics the police and armys throughout the world as the first line of defense against rioters before turning to live ammunition.

Rubber bullets can be dangerous and harmful. The small body of research that has looked at the injuries they cause has routinely found a high number of serious injuries and a small number of deaths.

The British Journal of Surgery published the first report on rubber bullets in 1975, shortly after the British Army introduced the new technology in Northern Ireland in 1970.

Israeli researchers looked at injuries caused by rubber bullets during the Israeli-Arab conflict in the fall of 2000. Their study included 151 patients who had a combined 201 injuries caused by rubber bullets. The injuries appeared all over the patients' bodies, a random distribution that — as the British researchers warned in the 1970s — indicated a lack of accuracy in shooting.

So should rubber bullets continue to be allowed to help break up riots even though we know of the potential danger?

No country seemed bothered to look into an alternative that would be equally as effective but carry NO danger, that is until an announcement this evening from Israel. As the world is slowly showing great favor towards Israel after realizing that Hamas were as dangerous as ISIS and that in fact Israel had to use all it force to help rid the world of this vermin. Now Israel Has announced they have developed a safe alternative to the rubber bullet and countries throughout the world are clambering to get their hands on it.

Ladies and gentleman may I introduce you to the Israeli developed answer to the rubber bullet: The Skunk!


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