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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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A game hunter holds his shotgun as he prepares for a hunt in a forest at Bayenghem-les-Seninghem, near Saint-Omer, northern France
A game hunter holds his shotgun as he prepares for a hunt in a forest at Bayenghem-les-Seninghem, near Saint-Omer, northern France
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Shotgun News Stories

  • Hot and dirty sax is what rock'n'roll is built on

      News Source: The Guardian | 17 hours 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 | 25 days 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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      News Source: Miami Herald | 1 month ago
    Savannah Guthrie had some big news to share Monday morning on the Today show. Not only did the 42-year-old journalist get married over the weekend, but she's also four months pregnant. Guthrie relayed that she and communications strategist Mike

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