These are the questions most asked about non-lethal guns.
No license or permit needed for a blank pepper pistol.
A pepper pistol is normally a replica of a real pistol. It’s a less lethal alternative to a proper firearm.
It works with cartridges, but does not shoot an actual projectile.
It shoots blanks and / or flares, as well as peppers that enable you to fight off an attacker.
Pepper blinds the perpetrator temporarily.
It also gives the attacker a burning sensation of the skin, which could last up to an hour.
The perp will also experience upper body spasms, forcing him to bend forward.
It could also cause uncontrollable coughing, making it difficult to breathe or speak for up to 15 minutes.
Pepper causes temporary discomfort and burning of the lungs, which causes shortness of breath.
The nightmare lasts from 20 to 90 minutes for the attacker, but eye irritation, redness and tears can last up to 24 hours.
Pepper rounds are considered less-than-lethal.
Pepper spray (AKA capsicum spray) is a lachrymal agent (a chemical compound that causes eye irritation, tears, pain and temporary blindness).
It’s often used in crowd control, riot control and self-defence.
It forces a perpetrator’s eyes to close, robbing them of their vision.
The attacker’s temporary blindness grants you the opportunity to submit the subject, or an opportunity to escape.
Non-lethal weapons (AKA less lethal weapons, non-deadly weapons, compliance weapons or pain inducing weapons) are weapons are less likely to kill a living target than standard weapons (knives or firearms).
A pepper pistol comes with a range of between 6 and 10 metres.
No, a pepper pistol cannot be converted to fire live ammunition.
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