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virulosity
08-24-2007, 9:38 AM
2005 Dangerous Weapons Control Law

12355 thru 12355 Boobytraps
CHAPTER 3.2 BOOBYTRAPS

(c) For purposes of this section, "boobytrap" means any concealed or camouflaged device designed to cause great bodily injury when triggered by an action of any unsuspecting person coming across the device.

Is a device is not designed to cause great bodily injury but rather to cause great discomfort and disorientation legal? i.e. a remotely detonated pepper spray, flash bang (pushing it I know), stink bomb, etc.

Just thinking out loud here :)

CavTrooper
08-24-2007, 12:04 PM
Reading comprehension isnt your strong point is it?
GREAT BODILY INJURY.... bad. :rolleyes:

ldivinag
08-24-2007, 12:06 PM
i thought we were playing JEOPARDY...

Q: how do you catch a topless waitress...









sorry... 5th grade humor....

virulosity
08-24-2007, 2:55 PM
Reading comprehension isnt your strong point is it?
GREAT BODILY INJURY.... bad. :rolleyes:

I guess I never learned what great bodily injury meant. I never went to law school.

shark92651
08-24-2007, 5:44 PM
Why is this in the legislation? Has there been an outbreak of "boobytrap attacks" in the country? I thought it was already illegal to use deadly force in circumstances where one's life is not in danger - i.e. setting a boobytrap in an unoccupied area.

Fjold
08-24-2007, 6:33 PM
What if it's not concealed or camouflaged?

What if I put a sign up that says "Danger! 300,000 volts behind door" and someone gets killed by 300,000 volts when they break into my house?

virulosity
08-24-2007, 8:12 PM
I don't really intend to break the law, I was just venting because a friends car got broken into while it was parked in my driveway. But seriously, what if you rigged up some 130dB train horns on motion detector...

CavTrooper
08-24-2007, 8:24 PM
ya might upset the neighbors.

Seriously, a regular car alarm might work, motion lights in the driveway, that sort of thing. They also have car alarms that alert the owner with a pager type thing, that might be something to look into.

socalguns
08-25-2007, 5:31 AM
http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,948174,00.html
TIME Monday, Jun. 12, 1978 Burglars and Booby Traps

stevie
08-25-2007, 5:38 AM
Thats how most married men were caught. :p

socalguns
08-25-2007, 5:49 AM
That or a finger trap (generic, not chinese kind)

virulosity
08-25-2007, 11:24 AM
The guy cut into the convertible top and it doesn't set off the alarm. I have bright lights on the walkway right next to the car, the guy could have easily been spotted, and got away with it. (no one stays up late in my neighborhood (all old people))

M. Sage
08-25-2007, 4:03 PM
What if it's not concealed or camouflaged?

What if I put a sign up that says "Danger! 300,000 volts behind door" and someone gets killed by 300,000 volts when they break into my house?

Lol, I thought something similar when I read the law. A safety orange claymore with neon signs pointing at it...

Well, it wasn't hidden, now was it? :p