Flyers are not a new medium: prior to the War of American Independence some colonists were outraged with the Stamp Act and gathered together in anti-stamp act congresses and meetings. In these congresses they had to win support, and issued handbills and leaflets, pamphlets, along with other written paraphernalia, to do so.
In the 2000s, some jurisdictions have laws or ordinances banning or restricting leafleting or flyering in certain locations. Owners of private property may put up signs saying "Post No Bills"; this occurs particularly on wooden fences surrounding building sites or vacant lots.
A handout is something given freely or distributed free to those in need.It can refer to government welfare or a charitable gift, and it may take the form of money, food, or other necessities.