Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Shotgun Taser Round

The Taser company has developed a wireless taser round that can be fired from a shotgun and used for crowd control, according to this C|NET article.

According to this news article, 148 people have died in 7 years after being tasered. Tasers aren't necessarily non-lethal, they are more appropriately termed less-than-lethal. Being shocked surely can have a negative effect on people who have heart conditions and are overdosing on drugs. But if the alternative is being shot 22 times by the police....I'll take the taser option every time.

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