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tension of the arm for jabbing at an opponent. (See FM
21-150.) In instances where a' swinging blow must be
employed, head blows must be avoided. Blows to the
shoulder, arm, leg, or stomach will subdue the individual
without inflicting serious injury.
43. USE OF FIREARMS. Military police should always
use great caution and prudence in the performance of their
duties, and should never forget that it is only extreme ne-
cessity that will justify the taking of human life. Firearms
will not be drawn by military police except on those occa-
sions when it may be necessary to wound or kill; for
a. To prevent the commission of a serious offense under
the Articles of War, or a felony under local criminal law.
b. To apprehend or prevent the escape of a person, if
there are reasonable grounds to believe that the person has
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