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Old March 5, 2001, 03:41 PM   #1
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How could one acquire one of these? Are they only available within the diving community? Would on have to register such a device AOW because of the length?

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Old March 5, 2001, 04:55 PM   #2
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I think you'd have to register it as a AOW, since it doesn't fit conveniently into any typical category. Try to peruse the BATF's FAQ page and maybe you'll find some info without writing them a letter.
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Old March 5, 2001, 06:46 PM   #3
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I would check with diving sources to get one, but if you aren't using it for diving, I would be really interested in what new application you have for it. Personally, I don't see it as a good self defense type weapon. They are one shot only items (unless they have changed significantly in the last 10 years) and I would definitely not want to try one as a close quarters battle item.

Try using a search engine like to find what you need.
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Old March 5, 2001, 08:55 PM   #4
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Old March 5, 2001, 08:56 PM   #5
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I've an idea that use of a bangstick in any way other than its original mission would entangle one in a legal mess for years, and might just see the owner of same incarcerated for quite a period. As a loophole weapon, this looks good for a trip up the river...

I recall the furor over flare pens,which made lousy weapons but sure got Mike Wallace and his ilk all upset.
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