Gadgets: Tears for Men

More and more women are adding something new to the assortment of objects in their handbags: tear gas.

It comes in a "Pengun"—a tube about five inches long, which, according to the accompanying directions, "discharges a blast of a radically new powerful tear gas that temporarily incapacitates man or beast." Each of the screw-in cartridges has a range of 10 ft. with a 3-ft. to 5-ft. spread, and there are special "magnum" cartridges with a crying range of 35 ft.

In Washington, where the man-or-beast population is presumably high, the little weapons are selling for $6.95 at the rate of 1,500...

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