"It is believed that the use of the .50 Caliber Machine Gun on human targets is banned under the Geneva Convention. This, however, is a myth as the US has insisted that all their weapons are reviewed before entering into service."
There wouldn't be any pain when the BG was about to meet his maker.
[FONT=Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif] The .50BMG round is perfectly legit to use against human targets in warfare. It's only a 12.7mm, compare that to the 20mm gun on a Cobra attack chopper, the 30mm gun on an Apache, and the 40mm Bofors cannon on the AC-130. The AC-130 also has a 105mm Howitzer mounted on it. All of these have been used against personnel with no legal action against the enemy soldiers.[/FONT]