Category talk:Less-lethal weapons

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Naming discussions[edit]

See Talk:Non-lethal weapon on Wikipedia. A large group of sockpuppets convinced an admin to change the name of the article to non-lethal. Most real editors on that talk page prefer less-lethal to non-lethal.

See also:

All discussions where there has been more active discussion by a larger number of real editors have opposed "non-lethal" by itself. Rough consensus leans toward "less-lethal" or combining the two. "Non-lethal and less-lethal weapons." --Timeshifter (talk) 01:31, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Introduction[edit]

I moved the 2 versions of the introduction here for discussion. Foroa added the original version. See this diff.


A Timeshifter version:

English: Less-lethal weapons, less-than-lethal weapons, non-deadly weapons, non-lethal weapons, pain-inducing weapons or, more recently, compliance weapons are weapons intended to be less likely to kill a living target than are conventional weapons. These various terms are meant to describe the intended result of applying these technologies, techniques and procedures; accidental, incidental, and correlative casualties are possible and an understood and accepted risk wherever force is applied. Less-lethal weapons are used in situations to limit the escalation of conflict or where employment of lethal force is prohibited or undesirable or where rules of engagement require minimum casualties or policy restricts the use of conventional force. Less-lethal weapons may be used by police or conventional military in a range of missions across the force continuum. Less-lethal weapons may also be utilized by military police, by United Nations forces, and by occupation forces for peacekeeping and stability operations. Less-lethal weapons may be used to channelize a battlefield or control the movement of civilian populations or limit civilian access to restricted areas. Police use less-lethal weapons in riot control, prisoner control, crowd control, refugee control, and self-defense.

A Marcus Qwertyus version:

English: Non-lethal weapons, also called less-lethal weapons, less-than-lethal weapons, non-deadly weapons, pain-inducing weapons or, more recently, compliance weapons are weapons intended to be less likely to kill a living target than are conventional weapons. These various terms are meant to describe the intended result of applying these technologies, techniques and procedures; accidental, incidental, and correlative casualties are possible and an understood and accepted risk wherever force is applied. Less-lethal weapons are used in situations to limit the escalation of conflict or where employment of lethal force is prohibited or undesirable or where rules of engagement require minimum casualties or policy restricts the use of conventional force. Less-lethal weapons may be used by police or conventional military in a range of missions across the force continuum. Less-lethal weapons may also be utilized by military police, by United Nations forces, and by occupation forces for peacekeeping and stability operations. Less-lethal weapons may be used to channelize a battlefield or control the movement of civilian populations or limit civilian access to restricted areas. Police use less-lethal weapons in riot control, prisoner control, crowd control, refugee control, and self-defense.

Above versions are open for discussion. --Timeshifter (talk) 21:27, 16 December 2010 (UTC)