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    Tasers are deadly!

    This appeared in an article documenting Amnesty Internationals ststement regarding tasers:

    "The use of stun guns has been controversial for years, especially in cases where the subject died after being shocked, says Curt Goering, chief operating officer for Amnesty International.
    Goering says there are 440 people he knows of who have died after being shocked with such devices since the human rights organization started accumulating those statistics in 2001."

    I still think it's one of the best tools on my belt. There are a lot of people alive today that would have been dead if not for the taser. In the past, many times, a suspect would have been subjected to deadly force instead of the intermediate force available with the taser.
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    I think prescription medication is even deadlier. Let us look at both. Neither are used for the expressed use of killing people, but they are tools used for dealing with people. Now I wonder how many people have died from prescription meds in the same time frame. Oh the humanity.

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    Cars are even more deadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Cars are even more deadly.
    Strictly speaking, members of the medical profession kill more people than law enforcement.

    Try comparing swimming pools to guns some time, Ms. Sheep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post
    Try comparing swimming pools to guns some time, Ms. Sheep.

    Even more dangerous when you combine them!


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    Where's their report on how many have died after the police had to go hands on, instead of taser? That's what always aggravates me. Taser's are 11tybillon times safer than me kicking someones ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyme View Post
    Where's their report on how many have died after the police had to go hands on, instead of taser? That's what always aggravates me. Taser's are 11tybillon times safer than me kicking someones ass.
    Thats something that the criminal apologists at Amnestry international and others don't seem to want to understand that with out taser or incapacitant sprays criminals would be beaten or shot into submission to detain them which is far more dangerous.
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    Can't find the stats right now, but I'm also pretty sure that no one has ever died directly as a result of getting tasered. Everyone who's died had some pre-existing condition that was aggravated by the effects of the taser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11001001 View Post
    Can't find the stats right now, but I'm also pretty sure that no one has ever died directly as a result of getting tasered. Everyone who's died had some pre-existing condition that was aggravated by the effects of the taser.
    It was one of the suppliers or the manufacturer that provided the details to our firearms training department for the taser awareness lecture I had.

    They generally have excited delirium due to the effects of alcohol or drugs which is generally the reason the police have been called in the first place.
    Others have been injured or killed after being hit by the taser on balconies or the top of a flight of stairs but thats due to the fall not the taser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11001001 View Post
    Everyone who's died had some pre-existing condition that was aggravated by the effects of the taser.
    Stupidity being the most common ailment.
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    They show an interview on our taser course of a representive from amnesty international actually conceding that being tasered is less harmfull than being subdued by use of baton.
    That interview doesn'tmake the news anymore, then again they probably don't use him as the mouthpiece anymore.
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    I probably wouldn't have been injured if I would have just tased the suspect instead of going hands-on right off the bat. It would have fit in our UoF continuum, but probably wouldn't have looked too good to our brass.
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