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TASER stun guns are going wireless, doubling their range.
The Taser XREP is an electrically charged dart that can be fired from up to 20 metres away with a 12-gauge shotgun. Upon impact, its barbed electrodes penetrate a victim's skin, discharging a 20-second burst of electricity to "distract, disorient and entice the subject to grab the projectile", says Taser. But grabbing the dart routes the shock through the hand, making it difficult to let go and spreading the pain further.
While the XREP delivers a lower voltage for a longer time, a spokeswoman for Taser says its effect is similar to existing versions.
An Arizona inventor has been granted a patent on his Taser-proof fabric, which he intends to sell to police officers to protect them from villains toting electric stunguns. However, it has been argued that protective garments of this sort will in fact endanger policemen's lives.
Originally posted by rcwj75
Like anything else, if used properly this will be a good tool for certain suspects.
It doesn't matter how advanced the tool is, it cannot compensate for human stupidity.
Originally posted by whitewave
Good to know about the thick winter down coat vs. t shirt. Since the Arizona guy is only selling to LEO's, this information may come in handy. Thanks.