riot gun


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riot gun

A firearm used to fire non-lethal ammunition to suppress riots. Riot guns can be purpose-built for riot control and loaded with special ammunition, or can be standard-issue weapons loaded with plastic bullets, teargas cartridges, pepper spray, smoke shells, sound projectiles, etc.
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Caption: A Vietnam War contract Ithaca Model 37 Riot Gun.
Caption: This early M1897 riot gun is identifiable by its thin-wristed, rounded pistol grip.
Police officers Cengizhan KocabaE-, Uluhan Ulu and Deniz UlutaE- said that they hadn't used riot guns that day because they are not certified to do so.
Many of these were standard riot guns while others were long-barreled skeet and trap guns that were used for training aerial gunners.
Warner Brothers--Seven Arts) SPECIFICATIONS WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 RIOT GUN Caliber: 12 gauge Overall length: 39.
My next post, the embassy in Tel Aviv, boasted two pristine Stevens 620 riot guns, complete with ventilated handguards and bayonet lugs.
Marchers threw bricks and bottles at police as they were pushed back to the Browns Chapel Methodist Church area, but were chased into their homes by troopers armed with sticks, riot guns, pistols and tear gas bombs.
News organizations also condemned the Police Department for its use of batons and riot guns against members of the media.
Officers with riot guns and rifles were posted throughout the basement.
Of 66 troopers on the scene, eight later told FBI agents they had fired their riot guns at the students after hearing shots.
Thousands of strikers fought pitched battles against a police force armed with tear gas and riot guns.