exploding bullet

exploding bullet

A bullet which contains an internal charge—e.g., tetryl and phosphorus, lead azide or Pyrodex—with or without mercury additives. While exploding bullets are popular in pulp and Hollywood fiction, after John Hinckley used Devastator (exploding) bullets in his assassination attempt on President Reagan in 1981, sales of exploding bullets have been severely restricted.
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He sustained critical injuries from an exploding bullet (dumdum).
The action involves a conspiracy of a sharpshooter hidden in the Dal-Tex Building (a neighboring building to the Texas Book Depository) and an exploding bullet that leaves no forensic trace.
There were also some intriguing, short-lived experiments with .58-caliber projectiles during the war, namely the Gardiner exploding bullet, the telescoping, Shaler 3-piece bullet and the Williams scraper bullet that featured a zinc cleaning disk attached to its base.
After opening his own shop, he made whaling guns and designed an exploding bullet for them.
For instance, the freelance journalists Ahmad Talat was shot by an exploding bullet "Tutu bullet" in his leg whilst he was covering Kafr Qadoum demonstration on 2/10.
The St Petersburg Declaration of 1868 condemned the use of exploding bullets. The pre-first world war Hague Conventions established that "the right of belligerents to adopt means of injuring the enemy is not unlimited".
The five-minute film, made by Mohammed Al Zaanoun, documented a total of 37 attacks by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on press staff, including 16 cases of live and exploding bullets, 20 cases of teargas canisters.
There is also a reference to a Jacob-style rifle possibly being used in the Civil War written by George Hughes Hepworth in "The Whip, Hoe and Sword, Or the Gulf-Department in 63" (1864), which seems to describe the arm (and possibly even exploding bullets) very accurately:
Security forces raided at dawn today the Pear square, the center of protests in the Bahraini capital Manama, and used all means of force, including exploding bullets, to disperse the protestors and to seize of the square.
Davies' criminal career caught up with him on December 6, 2007, when police raided his terraced house in Aman Street, Cwmaman, near Aberdare, seizshotgun ing drugs, guns, exploding bullets banned by international law and pounds 50,000 cash.
ALONGSIDE his carrots and cabbages, allotment holder Stephen Rutter concealed a deadly cache of ammunition - including "highly dangerous" exploding bullets used by the military.
THREE dead foxes dumped at a supermarket in plastic bags had been shot with exploding bullets.