From: [email protected] (Martin Ottmann)
Subject: "It is a comm ev offense to be injured" - Executive Directive US Base 45 from November 11th, 1975
Date: 22 Jan 2003 15:12:23 -0800
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
11 November 1975
ED US BASE 45
As the law does not permit the sale of powder weapons and as they are no good in defense anyway as they leave bosies lying about, we are specializing in tear and irritant gas weapons for handling intruders, muggers and all that.
The area we are in and will be in has a high crime level and while our ability to handle people is pretty good, we could collide with some of the psychiatric and police brutalized characters that this society permits itself to be infested with.
There are several types of gas weapons and two types of gas. Some of the gas weapons fire grenades that explode, some are big like flashlights and fire bursts up to 50 feet 18 times. The two types of gas are "CN" and "CS". CN is, I believe, an irritant gas. CS is tear gas.
Available to us easily are [sic] a little weapon like a cigarette lighter called a "Guard Keycase". You rotate a white trigger on top of the small container to the right to release the safety. Then you aim for the head of the attacker and use like a fly spray. One of these contains 18 one second bursts. You don't hold it down longer than you count "And One". Then you can fire again.
Be VERY CAREFUL not to fire into the wind. IF you HAVE to fire into the wind, shield your own face and eyes as you roll away or you'll catch it back into your own face. And don't let it off in an accidental fashion.
To get rid of it on the skin and eyes, wash the eyes with water and the skin with soap and water. DO NOT USE OILS, CREAMS OR SALVES. After washing expose the area to the air.
In use, practice so you can do a quick draw and don't just threaten with it. If the assailant is armed with a gun, your guarding set up should be that while one guard is held at bay by the attacker, another comes in from the side with the gas gun and lets the attacker have it. Don't give the assailant a chance to shoot. Act very calm and soothing. Shoot him and ask questions afterwards.
Practice how to carry and fire so as to not alert anyone that you are drawing or about to attack.
There is a short period of time when a man holding a gun can fire with some accuracy before actually going down with the gas. So learn to fire and rapidly roll to the side without spoiling your own aim.
When two or three staff are walking in a group, in any dangerous or lonely area, do not walk abreast. Walk strung out in a line several paces apart and cover each other. If the person at the front or back of the line is approached the other or others swing in from behind or to the side of the assailant and let him have it while the attacked person goes on being soothing.
Essentially, the tactics that should be used are those employed by skirmishers where one covers another.
You can buy these small gas guns anywhere they sell weapons. They currently cost about $4.95 plus 4% tax. They are not reloadable. And if you keep the safety on they won't burn your skin through a pocket. But don't put a damp one just used back in your pocket as it will burn the skin. Wipe it off and let it air out first.
It is a comm ev offense to be injured by an attacker. Or to be robbed or beaten.
Until something new turns up, these small gas guns will be our standard weapon. Learn how to use it.
L. RON HUBBARD COMMODORE