Thursday, October 11, 2007

That Blows

I had no idea modern blowguns even existed
MORTON [Illinois] - Police have arrested the person - reportedly a juvenile - believed responsible for a pair of blow dart attacks last week.

The suspect was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated battery and unlawful use of a weapon.

A blow dart went through the ring finger on the girl's left hand while she was walking at Illinois and Monroe streets, near the Morton High School softball diamond, about 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4.

About fifteen minutes later, a 24-year-old woman was struck in the rear end by a blow dart at Second and Idlewood streets, more than a mile away from the site of the first attack.

Neither victim was hospitalized, but both needed medical treatment.
Not only do blowguns exist, you can get them online, you can even get a “Bunker Buster” blowgun that fires things like “Stun Darts”, and “Spike Darts”.

My first thought when I saw these things was that they looked like some sort of smoking device. But as we all know, smoking paraphernalia is highly illegal, while I’m sure blowguns are protected under the 2nd Amendment. And no one wants to cross the powerful National Blowgun Association!

1 comment:

Anonymous Communist said...

It's funny how a business called SelfDefenseProducts.com sells blowguns.

As if you could just whip out your trusty blower thingy and load up a dart as someone is mugging you.