Budgets are tight in PDX: clinics close and families feel the squeeze from all sides. But, as always, there is money for more weapons systems to defend capital from any potential "bad guys" seeking equality, representation, rights, or other such absurdities.
Ossifer Felts at the Cheney protest was toting a Belgian FN303 "marker" rifle. It's powered by CO2, fires a .68 caliber "paintball" that contains very little paint, about 5% pepperspray, and the toxic heavy metal Bismuth — the main ingredient.
This weapon caused damage to facial nerves when used against a union leader in Switzerland who objected verbally as the police beat down her son. Bismuth was imbedded all over the muscle and fat of her face, so close to nerves that it couldn't be safely removed by emergency room physicians. Her doctor called the police, asking what this metal was, and they denied knowledge of this weapon and responded that it must have been something thrown by a demonstrator. So here's the scoop before it happens in PDX.
I strongly suggest forcing that fuckwit fascist mayor and her accomplices into banning this weapon today. It is really an insult ontop of injury to Oregonians to spend big bucks on weapons to repress them with at a time where social spending is at rock bottom.
Other fucked up factoids about the FN303:
Range: 100m (range at which it can be aimed, total projectile travel is much farther)
Shot per magazine: 15
Velocity: 330 km/h!!