wrt the half-inch Browning machine gun—
Legality under Geneva Convention
It is often stated, sometimes even by military trainers, that it is illegal under the Geneva Convention to use the M2 against enemy personnel since it would cause “unnecessary suffering”. As such, most gunners supposedly aim for enemy troops’ belt buckles, since those are technically equipment and thus permissible targets.” …
From: CLICK HERE
Now we know.
Be nice …