What is a Taser gun?

Daily Echo: What is a Taser gun? What is a Taser gun?

A TASER is described as a “less lethal” weapon used by police officers in situations where once a firearm may have been used to deal with a violent or lifethreatening situation.

They can also be used to deal with people thought to be carrying a dangerous weapon who could endanger their life or that of others.

The Taser releases an electric shock that can temporarily incapacitate a person.

They are different to stun guns, which have to have direct contact with the skin to take effect. Currently only specialist firearms officers and a small number of police officers are able to carry the weapon.

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11:54am Fri 8 Feb 13

The Mad Dog says...

Painful?
Painful? The Mad Dog

7:24pm Fri 8 Feb 13

forest hump says...

And so it should be painful. Inflict pain to these scum offenders
And so it should be painful. Inflict pain to these scum offenders forest hump

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