Injury Potential of a Reloaded Tear Gas Pen Gun

    Volume 19, Issue 4 (October 1974)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 October 1974

    Page Count: 8

    Stahl, CJ
    Chief, AFIP,

    Williams, FJ
    Meharry Medical School, Nashville, Tenn.

    Besant-Matthews, PE
    Tacoma, Washington,

    Jones, SR
    Acting chief, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Washington, D.C.

    (Received 9 November 1973; accepted 11 February 1974)


    Injuries resulting from the discharge of conventional threaded metallic tear gas cartridges and similar devices loaded with chioroacetophenone (CN) or ortho chlorobenzalmalononitrile (CS) have been reported recently [1–4]. Wounds caused by the firing of illegal pen guns loaded with fixed metallic ammunition have also been reported [5].

    Paper ID: JFS10471J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10471J

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    Title Injury Potential of a Reloaded Tear Gas Pen Gun
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30