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Shotgun's Biography

Riot gun has long been a synonym for a shotgun, especially a short-barrelled shotgun. During the 19th and early 20th century, these were used to disperse rioters and revolutionaries. The wide spray of the shot ensured a large group would be hit, but the light shot would ensure more wounds than fatalities. When the ground was paved, police officers would often ricochet the shot off the ground, slowing down the shot and spreading pattern even further. To this day specialized police and defensive shotguns are called riot shotguns. The introduction of rubber bullets and bean bag rounds ended the practice of using shot for the most part, but riot shotguns are still used to fire a variety of less lethal rounds for riot control.

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An anti-government protester takes pictures of shotgun cartridges placed onto a board used to transport wounded people during clashes with police in Bangkok
An anti-government protester takes pictures of shotgun cartridges placed onto a board used to transport wounded people during clashes with police in Bangkok
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  • Moved by smut

      News Source: The Hindu | 5 days ago
    Most teenagers would have encountered Mastram at the railway station through the smutty pages of erotica talking about the neighbourhood bhabhi or aunty in colourful language. Now debutant Akhilesh Jaiswal is bringing the writer alive on screen
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      News Source: The Guardian | 8 days ago
    Little Richard You keep a knockin' but you can't come in unless you bring a saxophone. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives The problem is in part aesthetic. The saxophone does not look wildly rock'n'roll; rather it suggests the result of an unlikely
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      News Source: Telegraph India | 1 month ago
    Politicians' assets have risen by three or four times since the last Lok Sabha elections in 2009 though actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha has a plausible explanation for that...Her affidavit indicates her cash in hand is 2.5 times of what it

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