Evidently, not a parody.
Rapid response units in Antwerp are being handed the non-lethal weapons, familiar to stag doers and wannabe warriors across the world.
Police chiefs say that the new semi-automatic firearms are designed to be used in densely-populated areas.
They can also fire pepper spray missiles.
And police bosses hope that they will help neutralise dangerous suspects without actually killing them.
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