Furguson Police Department are testing a non-lethal alternative to standard bullets. The device is an orange plastic bracket that fits onto the barrel of a firearm. Once fired, the bullet imbeds itself in the metal sphere located in the nose of the bracket. The bracket reduces the speed of the bullet by 80 percent.
With the increased surface area and reduced velocity of the projectile, the chances of penetrating the skin is less likely. This can be a viable alternative to rubber bullets. However, the device only allows for a single shot and takes precious time to fit.
The goal is to stop the threat without taking a life, watch how the alternative device works in this video.
Via CBS This Morning