According to dailystar.co.uk, “SAS: Special forces soldiers are going to play a role in domestic counter-terrorism.” So, like the French and unlike Americans, the Brits have no compunctions about deploying military troops inside the country. Hey, if you’re already sliding down the slippery slope to a police state, that’s how you roll. And to take on this new mission, the SAS are loading-up with what the Star calls super-special deadly “Man-Stopper” rounds . . .
Special soft-nose bullets designed to drop Jihadis on the spot will be issued to the crack force in the next few weeks. The bullets, described as the most lethal ever made, are manufactured by a Swiss arms company which makes ammunition for the special forces. One of bullets “hyper-expands” and has a devastating effect on a human body by causing a massive hole and almost instant death . . .
One source said that a single expanding round will blow a human head to pieces.
Another bullet being issued to the crack unit is designed to break up or fragment on impact also causing serious wounds to the victim. The bullet is designed not to pass through a body and so lessen the risk of innocent civilians being killed or injured. The senior defence source said: “These bullets are designed to drop a terrorist where he stands.
“You want a bullet which will give you an instant kill when you are up against someone wearing a suicide vest. You need one round one kill and at close quarters and the best ammunition is a soft nose bullet. The bullet opens up when it hits a target so all of the energy passed directly into a terrorist. Most bullets will go clean through a body at close range but these ones don’t. It’s not pretty but its very effective.”
Yup, you guessed it! The SAS are loading-up with “man-stopper” hollow-point ammunition.
This is a story because the Brits signed – and previously strictly adhered to – article IV,3 of the Hague Convention of 1899: Declaration concerning the Prohibition of the Use of Bullets which can Easily Expand or Change their Form inside the Human Body such as Bullets with a Hard Covering which does not Completely Cover the Core, or containing Indentations.
[Note: the U.S. did not sign Article IV but still refrains from using hollow-point ammo in combat.]
Now that the UK is in the EU, I wonder if any peaceniks will take the Brits to the European Court of Human Rights for issuing the SAS with the same “blow your head off” ammunition found in American civilians’ guns (void where prohibited by law). If so, Her Majesty’s Government will no doubt claim it’s OK because the hollow-point rounds are for the SAS’s domestic anti-terrorism efforts – which aren’t military operations. Unless it’s convenient to call them such.
Meanwhile, there’s more cool ammo for the SAS!
It is understood that the SAS are also to be issued with state-of-the-art “silent ammunition” – known as whisper rounds.
Unlike normal ammunition the bullets travel at subsonic speeds and are only lethal up to ranges of 100m but they are virtually silent when fired.
The “whisper” ammo means that troops using them do not have to use silencers – which can effect a weapon’s accuracy.
Wait. What? Anyway, it looks like the SAS is getting up to date, even if the anti-gun UK media doesn’t have a clue. The more worrying aspect: British troops walking the streets. Again. Hey, did you know that the Brits quartered troops in London apartment buildings to man anti-aircraft missiles during the London Olympics? And you thought the Third Amendment was an anachronism.