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Death cases due to gas weapons

Autopsy findings and experiments
  • M. A. Rothschild
  • V. Schneider
Conference paper

Abstract

In Germany a large variety of gas and warning firearms is available on the free market. You only have to be 18 years old to purchase them. These gas and warning weapons — like starter pistols 2014; are mostly imitations of real weapons, but are produced with less solid materials. All models — and there are about 500 different types on the German market — have a barrier inside the barrel, so that no real bullets can be fired out of these weapons. The ammunition is blank cartridges or tear-gas cartridges, mainly of calibres 8 or 9 mm. As propelling charge black powder or nitrocellulose is used, causing gas pressures between 300 and 500 bar [8].

Keywords

Steel Pipe Extensive Soft Tissue German Market Lethal Injury Blood Aspiration 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Rothschild
    • 1
  • V. Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Forensic MedicineFreie Universität BerlinDeutschland

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