Met Stockpiling Baton Rounds


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It would be nice to think that they might be deployed against rioting toerags; I'm willing to bet that their first use is against people protesting about their pensions or against uncontrolled global capitalism. If there's ever a protest against MPs salaries it will probably be met with machine-gun fire.
By the time the request to fire one gets passed all the way up the Command chain and back down the the riot will be over.


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Don't you mean AEP rounds?
There you go.


Ronnie Flanigan (sp) put it best when asked about the injuries caused by baton rounds. Public (republican) outrage as a six year old was taken to hospital after a riot in NI.

He pulled a baton round out of his pocket, held it up to the press and stated that

“This will not hurt anybody who isn’t there…………what the hell was a six year old doing at a riot?”
Out of interest - if there's any plod on this thread - have the ROEs changed for baton rounds in the past few years? I went in the early '90s to Hounslow Riot Training Centre, and one of the instructors there told us that ministerial permission was required to discharge baton rounds on the mainland. Sincerely hope things have changed.
Wow three whole pallets for a force covering a populace of several million.
We should h ave GMGs with belts of 4B1T (4 baton, 1 tear gas).

That would end street shenanigans pretty swiftly... especially if on every crate tehre was a White Phos 'funny' put in at a random point.

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