From firequest.com:

(completely Safe when used as described) This particular device, when used outdoors, serves as an effective early warning signal against intruders on your property. This system is all steel construction that can be used over and over. Designed to accommodate both 12ga. blanks and 12ga. pepper. Kit contains all the necessary hardware to install where required(tree, fence, post, etc). Includes one 12ga. blank cartridge. Item can only function with rounds listed below. This ammo is restricted in the following cities and/or states: All of Alaska; Los Angeles, CA; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco. CA; All of HI; All of IL; All of MA; NYC, NY; Bronx, NY; Brooklyn, NY; Manhattan, NY; Staten Island, NY; Queens, NY; Washington D.c., APO & FPO Addresses, No PO boxes.

4 Responses to What Could Possibly Go Wrong: 12 Gauge Security Control System

  1. I would think that this would be highly questionable legally, most everywhere. If it is loaded with blanks and mounted up high, pointing up, in a rural area, it might be legal. Were someone to be injured (in Virginia and Ohio for sure) it would be considered an illegal firearm trap. That is a felony.

  2. I’ve seen similar devices that were well over 100 years old. Meant to be loaded with real ammo and half-buried in the dirt with bait tied to the trigger wire. Varmint traps. Mostly 4-legged kind. Nothing new.

  3. This didn’t come from a Paladin Press book, did it? One of their handbooks on improvised weapons (hopefully out of print now) featured designs and parts lists for electrified pitchforks, freon-injection spiked clubs, and blackpowder lightbulb bombs.

    All for home defense, of course.

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