reply to post by Xcathdra
I am going to ask an honest question of you, since I cant speak to personal experience with the tazers they carry.
How can the plastic safety clip be confused with push or switch safety of a typical 45 Calibur pistol?
According to the specs on the X26 Tazer gun, a plastic safety clip on the trigger shatters to note the place in which the tazer was fired and provides
other information. A typical 45 calibur pistol has a flip switch safety or push safety not located in the vacinity of the trigger mechanism.
Does the Tazer holster operate in the same manner as a police holster? In my area, most of the police that I know have holsters that lock the sidearm
in place due to a restriction built into the holster that holds it in place. The weapon has to be rocked back out of the restrictor before it can be
drawn. I found such items as the Blackhawk X26 holster that is just a simple side strapped holster with a flap that can be folded back for faster
Would a police officer intentially aim a Tazer gun at a victims head prior to delivery? In this instance, the victim was shot in the head. That
means, the officer drew his weapon, aimed for the head area and pulled the trigger. Currently and as of this incident, there have been countless
instances of people who have suffered more than just a jolt and incap from the Tazer. The extensive training that a LEO should get on this weapon
should note the intensity of the amperage being used. Why then would such a weapon be aimed at the head, when it works just as well from any and
every other part of the body?
Finally, how long does it take to determine the difference between a .45 Calibur semi automatic handgun and something similar to the police issue
version of the X26 Tazer Gun?
Based on the information above and adding that every other person has already mentioned weight differences, I challenge you to go back to the original
video at the top of this post. Watch it carefully. I watched it over and over and over. At 1:30 you can hear the news lady talking through the
event. She says " a second later". However, watch the officer. He has time to rise from kneeling with his right arm outstretched and fires. It
is not a second later. Five full seconds of video run between his rising and firing. 5 seconds. In the situation and its extreme states, that is
10-12 heartbeats, 2-4 full breaths taken, 3-5 blinks of the eye.
Now, all of the above I ask in honesty from an experienced and veteran LEO. I have never had to carry a gun, but I have been in plenty of volatile
situations with multiple individuals. I know that your mind races and your vision narrows, your blood starts pumping and endorphynes release. Your
breathing speeds up with your heart rate and your nerves can make you twitchy.
But, isnt this exactly what a police officer is trained to combat? To remain clear in the midst of a stress filled situation?
If you reference the initial post about this incident and most of my police officer posts, you will see I am not a LEO basher out of respect for my
friends in Blue. I just mean to bring up a more clinical Q&A from someone that has walked the path.