No doubt that shotguns do way more damage than handguns; it's just that handguns are a lot more easier to carry around for day-to-day criminal use and attract less attention.mr_raider wrote: ↑Oct 5th, 2018 3:53 pmYeah but shotguns do brutal damage. Ask any ER doc or trauma surgeon what flesh and guts ripped up by pellets looks like.
Honestly, with the state of modern science, I still don't get the sad state of technology in non lethal weapons. Weapons that could effectively disable without killing would be a boon to law enforcement.
The problem with less-lethal weapons is that it is very difficult to design something that will reliably incapacitate someone without possibly killing them. Of course, not everyone has the same physical capacities; for example, a high-powered beanbag shot might barely slow down one person (especially if they are on the influence of drugs), whereas the same beanbag shot might kill someone else.