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Everyone’s favourite stun gun manufacturer Taser has unveiled it’s latest loving piece of “non lethal” technology, The Taser Shockwave.
The new weapon is significantly different to the Tasers currently used by police in that it has six different electrified charges and is designed to target crowds rather than individuals.
The cartridges are tethered by 25-foot wires, which can be fired from a distance of up to 100 meters in a 20-degree arc. The “probes” on the end of the cartridges can pierce through clothing and skin, emitting 50,000 volts of electricity in the process.
“Full area coverage is provided to instantaneously incapacitate multiple personnel within that region” Taser explains.
Originally posted by watch_the_rocks
I can easily imagine how easily these barbs could pierce eyeballs and temples.
Originally posted by Marked One
Just one shell costs about a $100 a piece.
Originally posted by Zanzibar
Think about this people. A crowd is akin to a hive mind- it's not easy to defeat, the only way to do is through a show of force or violence. A small taser claymore isn't remotely scary and could take out what, half a dozen people at a time?
I imagine that they're quite expensive to produce and very easy to break as well (losing the probes in people for instance) and there would have to be large amounts of these things to be a feasible method of crowd control.
Ranks of armoured and shield wielding police, water jets and canisters of tear gas on the other hand, are scary and therefore much more effective at controlling or defeating a crowd.
Pretty pointless technology is you ask me.