Volume 17, Issue 2 (April 1972)

    Ballistic Characteristics and Wounding Effects of a Tear Gas Pen Gun Loaded with Ortho-Chlorobenzalmalononitrile

    (Received 12 October 1971; accepted 22 November 1971)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    As a result of the increase in the number of crimes against the person in urban areas in recent years, there has been public interest in nonlethal protective devices for defensive purposes. The tear gas pen gun is an inexpensive, easily concealed device that is not classified as a firearm. In many communities there are no statutes that restrict the purchase or possession of these devices.


    Author Information:

    Stahl, CJ
    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.

    Ayers, KM
    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.


    Stock #: JFS10681J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10681J

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    Title Ballistic Characteristics and Wounding Effects of a Tear Gas Pen Gun Loaded with Ortho-Chlorobenzalmalononitrile
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