Is it legal for a foreigner to carry a weapon

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Re: Is it legal for a foreigner to carry a weapon

Post by StroppyChops » Sun May 21, 2017 10:53 pm

You can buy a Mace-equivalent at most larger pharmacies. Technically they're illegal to carry, too, but you won't ever be bothered for doing so. However, don't buy one that looks like it's ex-military or ex-police stock, they have been recalled as the concentration of capsaicin was way too high and did some lasting damage to people when deployed in training by the police. It is believed the recalled stock was then appropriated for private sale. Also, don't leave them lying around as most locals don't know what they are, and one of our tenants managed to get the children at her school to mace themselves.
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Re: Is it legal for a foreigner to carry a weapon

Post by John Bingham » Sun May 21, 2017 11:03 pm

I've seen it on sale in quite a few places. I'm not so sure it's an effective weapon in many circumstances though. It's quite likely that you'll end up spraying yourself inadvertently too.
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Re: Is it legal for a foreigner to carry a weapon

Post by StroppyChops » Mon May 22, 2017 1:22 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Sun May 21, 2017 11:03 pm
I've seen it on sale in quite a few places. I'm not so sure it's an effective weapon in many circumstances though. It's quite likely that you'll end up spraying yourself inadvertently too.
I've got a tazer that is well disguised as an iPhone - it's tucked away in a cupboard as I'm too scared to leave it lying around, I just know I'll taze myself with it.
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Re: Is it legal for a foreigner to carry a weapon

Post by ricefarmersdaughter » Mon May 22, 2017 1:58 pm

born2race wrote:
Sun May 21, 2017 10:01 pm
As a young female foreigner here, what can I legally carry to protect myself in self defense? What does Cambodia classify as weapons?
anything from the shooting range should satisfy.
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Re: Is it legal for a foreigner to carry a weapon

Post by Duncan » Mon May 22, 2017 2:17 pm

I think we have been brainwashed into thinking that commercially made products of pepper sprays etc, are all that are available . Look on any supermarket shelve and you will see a large range of cleaning sprays that will stop an attacker just as quick as any pepper sprays, if they are sprayed into the eyes. Also the supermarket products are cheaper and quite legal to carry around.
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Re: Is it legal for a foreigner to carry a weapon

Post by born2race » Mon May 22, 2017 7:43 pm

Where I'm from mace and stun guns are ok to carry. Since pepper spray is not "harmful to their health" it seem not to apply to Article 225. I have a Khmer neighbor that is harassing me and I just need to make sure I can protect myself but stay out of jail at the same time.
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Re: Is it legal for a foreigner to carry a weapon

Post by Raybull » Mon May 22, 2017 8:28 pm

^In that case you may want to deal with it in a different manner.
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Re: Is it legal for a foreigner to carry a weapon

Post by John Bingham » Mon May 22, 2017 9:16 pm

None of these laws are written in stone, and it's up to the discretion of the local law enforcement to determine the blame. This may not always go in your favor.
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Re: Is it legal for a foreigner to carry a weapon

Post by hanno » Tue May 23, 2017 4:37 am

John Bingham wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 9:16 pm
None of these laws are written in stone, and it's up to the discretion of the local law enforcement to determine the blame. This may not always go in your favor.
This. If your neighbor has the right contacts, you could hit him with a wet sponge and get charged with carrying a deadly weapon. I would tread carefully.
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Re: Is it legal for a foreigner to carry a weapon

Post by vladimir » Tue May 23, 2017 7:35 am

Speak to your commune chief. It will cost a bit, but you won't end up in jail/dead.
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