They do upon erupting from the barrel. That’s what muzzle flash is – superheated fumes from the firing of propellant igniting on contact with air. It happens to all weapons. Since tear gas canisters are larger and heavier than bullets, they require more force to propel them, which in turn creates more exhaust gasses.
You missunderstand me, an I think you know it, all high calibre projectile explode from the barrel, however, tear gas canisters do not explode on the ground as the first shot fired in the film did, nothing designed to be inherantly non-lethal would, for completley obvious reasons.
I have been in a situation where tear gas has been fired. It does not explode on the ground like that, it is fairly terrifying, however it is well understood by most people who might be protesting, or even, standing around on the street as appears to be happening in the video.
Now if you look at the trajectory of the shots, the first exploding canister that we see, lands in the crowd, makes them run then they fire after them. I don’t beleive the video needs be dismissed by the fact it doesn’t pan right.
Read all your arguments again. It’s quite clear that by calling for the Powers That Be to “not let it be the tool of these despots”, you are turning the race into the very political tool you are trying to keep it from becoming.
No, again I beleive that’s deliberatley misunderstanding my point. I beleive that any action in a situation such as this is deeply political. So my argument is that we mustn’t race in Bahrain as it would be legitimising the actions of Bahrain government in both there reaction to the crisis and in generall. Not racing condems them, I don’t want our sport to be political one, but the issue has been forced, so I hope the support makes the right choice.