A group of Chicago craftsmen have added to the list of non-lethal weapons. They developed the Salt air pistol, which fires plastic pellets that turn into a corrosive salt cloud when fired.
The development of the pistol was inspired by the events of 2014, when several high-profile killings and suicides occurred in Chicago as a result of the use of combat pistols acquired for self-defense. In their opinion, thanks to the created weapon, it will be possible to reduce the number of lethal episodes.
Salt is a compressed CO 2 compressed air gun. The striking element are hollow plastic spheres filled with a special powder consisting of salt and pepper spray and other corrosive ingredients. Upon impact, the sphere bursts, and the attacker receives a caustic cloud in the face, suffocating, blinding and causing intense burning.
According to the creators of Salt, the substance used is much more effective than analogues used today by representatives of law enforcement agencies. The range of the pistol is up to 1.5 meters, the consequences of the use can last up to 50 minutes.
US citizens will be able to purchase the pistol as part of the company's crowdfunding campaign for $ 299. The first sales are scheduled to start in December.