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I have a legitimate question for folks.
question? | 07/23/12 | winston's julia

Posted on 07/23/2012 5:29:02 PM PDT by Winstons Julia

Please don't flame me... but something has me confused. WHY can people buy canisters of tear gas?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: banglist; jamesholmes; teargas
I am very pro-Second Amendment ... but for what purpose do civilians buy tear gas?
1 posted on 07/23/2012 5:29:09 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: Winstons Julia

No different, really, from using pepper spray. It is a non lethal defense.


2 posted on 07/23/2012 5:31:43 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Winstons Julia

The purpose is to have a non lethal means of self defense readily available.

Any more questions?


3 posted on 07/23/2012 5:33:06 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: Winstons Julia

To disperse crowds?


4 posted on 07/23/2012 5:33:28 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Winstons Julia
The question is upside down.

Under what Constitutional authority should it be outlawed?

/johnny

5 posted on 07/23/2012 5:33:48 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Winstons Julia

Guess you’ve never been to my house after Tex-Mex night.....

But Seriously folks, not sure, but gas mask should be readlily available. Can you buy Tear gas to chaes out critters?

Don’t know

Good question.


6 posted on 07/23/2012 5:34:12 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: Winstons Julia

I’m not sure, but you can make worse things at home with readily available chemicals.


7 posted on 07/23/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Winstons Julia

They’re fun at parties.


8 posted on 07/23/2012 5:34:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Winstons Julia

Doesn’t everyone need a good cry every now and then?

—answer provided courtesy of Sensitve Male Hotline


9 posted on 07/23/2012 5:35:11 PM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
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To: Winstons Julia

They briefly distract trespassers on private property from impending gunshot wounds


10 posted on 07/23/2012 5:36:12 PM PDT by Textide
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To: Winstons Julia

They briefly distract trespassers on private property from impending gunshot wounds


11 posted on 07/23/2012 5:36:26 PM PDT by Textide
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To: Winstons Julia

To fight tyranny


12 posted on 07/23/2012 5:37:44 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Winstons Julia
for what purpose do civilians buy tear gas?

To toss at bad guys coming through the gate.

13 posted on 07/23/2012 5:39:56 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Zombies hate it.


14 posted on 07/23/2012 5:41:51 PM PDT by rem_mitchell
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To: EEGator
I’m not sure, but you can make worse things at home with readily available chemicals.

I hear ammonia and bleach are to be outlawed soon....film at 11:00

Vinegar and baking soda up next....

15 posted on 07/23/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: GrouchoTex; All

I’ve enjoyed the laughs...

How many people USE tear gas?

Civilians, I mean.


16 posted on 07/23/2012 5:42:54 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
The question is upside down.

There ya go, the only guy to actually think correctly.

For those of you that still don't get it, contemplate why the English don't allow their ordinary police (Bobbies) to have guns.

17 posted on 07/23/2012 5:45:12 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: humblegunner

At least I didn’t post a blog?


18 posted on 07/23/2012 5:45:22 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

We can’t have volcanoes going off all over the US.

Don’t forget Diet Coke and Mentos.


19 posted on 07/23/2012 5:47:39 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Navy Patriot

I am by no means saying it should be outlawed.

I’m simply wondering why people would buy it?

How long is its shelf life? Forever?


20 posted on 07/23/2012 5:48:01 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

because shooting the bastard isn’t always the best option.


21 posted on 07/23/2012 5:48:35 PM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: Winstons Julia

Funny!


22 posted on 07/23/2012 5:50:49 PM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: Winstons Julia
I’m simply wondering why people would buy it?

There you go again.

You should be wondering why government employees would buy it.

I'll give you a hint: Fast and Furious.

23 posted on 07/23/2012 5:53:22 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Winstons Julia
"WHY can people buy canisters of tear gas"

They can because they it's available and they can afford it. They may because it's legal.


24 posted on 07/23/2012 5:55:43 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Exactly. It’s the wrong question, which should always be why something should be outlawed, not why is it not...


25 posted on 07/23/2012 6:04:40 PM PDT by Prospero
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To: Winstons Julia

Ever work the door of a rough bar on a hot Friday night ?
When you mix booze with bad attitude /jealousy /machismo it can lead to a full blown riot . Think pepper spray the size of a 5 pound fire extinguisher spray until empty & slam the damn door shut & wait for the gas to take effect while calling 9-1-1.


26 posted on 07/23/2012 6:04:46 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Winstons Julia
but for what purpose do civilians buy tear gas?

Well... it's surely not for zombies.

27 posted on 07/23/2012 6:07:11 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Winstons Julia

The guy in Colorado had smoke cannisters.


28 posted on 07/23/2012 6:08:19 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Winstons Julia

In my view, the very worst situation is that in which my government has gone so far over to the dark side is that due process and equal protection are nothing more than a fond memory.

And, in an intermediate place, I fear a situation, to which we are now far too close, in which our gov’t has spent so much on impossible wealth transfer programs that it doesn’t have anything like enough to keep the peace.


Example: I have taken lately to trying to defy time by riding a bicycle. It occurred to me that I am safe on public roads only because most people don’t want to hurt a geezer on a bike.

BUT, we’ve all read of the pool that has re-opened in Brooklyn. The sociopaths who live there and who go to the pool are so clueless that they not only fight but also attack the lifeguards for urging them to settle down.

They simply do not understand the concept of “civilization.” Their need to be “respected” is so urgent that soon the pool will be closed because of the violence.

When the very idea of social and civil intercourse is threatened so acutely, then the cry can only be, “to your tents, Israel!” and the duty to one’s immediate family is to make sure those tents are as defended as one can afford.

In such a case, anything, like tear gas, which will peel off the less serious threats from the more serious suddenly seems like a counsel of prudence.

We live in a sorrowful world. By refusing to confront and accept the sorrow Progressives have virtually guaranteed its increase.


29 posted on 07/23/2012 6:14:35 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Depone serpentem et ab veneno gradere.)
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To: Winstons Julia
So We the People can be as well armed as the police or military.
That is why we have a Second Amendment.
30 posted on 07/23/2012 6:19:02 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: Noumenon

We need a “Best Post” button. :)


31 posted on 07/23/2012 6:23:14 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Winstons Julia

Some guy really messes up and he wants his girl to take him back he takes a whiff of tear gas and when she answers the door he’s standing there with reaal genuine tears running down his face.

Ends up costing him less than a sack of WhiteCastles.


32 posted on 07/23/2012 6:34:15 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

You forgot the bleach and egg shell on that list


33 posted on 07/23/2012 6:34:48 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Winstons Julia

WHY?!?! I want to know WHERE!?!


34 posted on 07/23/2012 6:45:13 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: Mad Dawg; All

Thanks.

I understand.

So it’s more of a “contingency” thing than a practical use thing?


35 posted on 07/23/2012 6:46:11 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: OwenKellogg

I try!

Honestly, I wanted to ask this yesterday... but I thought, “I’ll just get killed if I ask that.”

I haven’t found any online answers though ... so I decided that even though it might annoy people to have me asking, this is the best place to ask.

Also... REALLY FUNNY! Especially Noumenon.


36 posted on 07/23/2012 6:47:59 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia
Good evening.

You wouldn't believe what damage you could do with what is in your medicine cabinet or under you sink.

Of course, I don't have a working knowledge of that...

5.56mm

37 posted on 07/23/2012 6:48:58 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Winstons Julia

Smoke cannisters like the use reported are used to mark landing areas in rough terrain or single aircraft from life rafts or small craft at sea.

Noxious or poison gas cannisters have regulation regarding transport for public safety just like all similar materials such as welding gas, flammable gas and similar. That is a world away from federal control at all levels.


38 posted on 07/23/2012 7:07:15 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Winstons Julia
Wouldn't it be more of a “thrift” thing?

How else would one refill one of those keychain type “pepper spray” devices?

I don't have one myself because I am old, lazy and physically and philosophically incapable of running away from a determined attacker. It's not that I mind having to buy certain ready made special use ammo...but not being able to recycle and reload the spent shells is irritating.(slight sarcasm, mostly LOL)

39 posted on 07/23/2012 7:21:16 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: Winstons Julia

Thaks, WJ - it was the first thing that popped into my head.


40 posted on 07/23/2012 7:32:07 PM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Clear out the crowd after Thanksgiving dinner...


41 posted on 07/23/2012 8:04:58 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Tainan

I thought the baked beans did that.


42 posted on 07/23/2012 8:19:39 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Excellent response. I have see some of the craziest comments on FR over the last few days that you can imagine. One poster questioned why the Batman killers ammo purchases were not tracked and reported. Yes, someone on FR asked that question. I asked him why they would be tracked and to whom would they be reported. I got a non-answer, but I could not believe someone would even ask that question. Sometimes I feel like I’ve come to the wrong website.


43 posted on 07/23/2012 8:29:22 PM PDT by suthener
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To: Navy Patriot

You are both quite correct. Under what Constitutional authority?

That’s not to say such authority cannot be derived, only that the first review of any such question must commence and terminate in that direction.


44 posted on 07/23/2012 10:47:37 PM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: Robert Teesdale; JRandomFreeper
Thanks, Bob, I think you wanted to ping JRandomFreeper, too, so I did.

I think that the Constitutional authority of government employees to do most anything is severely limited, and that is the fact that must be addressed first.

Then it is necessary for the citizen to question and ascertain the motives of the government employees immediately following the assessment of Constitutional authority.

Finally, humor aside, in this thread, the choice of the active adverb (can, may, will, should, ect) gets folks thinking about distractions rather than what's at stake.

45 posted on 07/24/2012 1:05:44 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Winstons Julia
So it’s more of a “contingency” thing than a practical use thing?

Yeah.

46 posted on 07/24/2012 5:01:14 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Depone serpentem et ab veneno gradere.)
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