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'''Tasers''' (acronym for Thomas A Swifts Electric Rifle) are stun guns used by the [[police]] in suppressing or subduing [[criminal]]sto subdue suspects.[[Image:Taser 468x342.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Policeman aiming a Taser Gun.]] The battery-powered device shoots an electrode, attached by a wire to a battery[[capacitor]], which delivers a powerful [[electric ]] shock. The taser is used to subdue suspects who resist arrest, as well as for personal self-defense.
It is favored by people who want to subdue a suspect or assailant without killing him, but is opposed by some people and [[liberal]] groups (like [[Amnesty International]]and the [[ACLU]]). In rare cases, being shot with a taser has resulted in death.<ref>''The Trouble With Tasers - What The Manufacturer Doesn’t Want You To Know'' 7 March 2007 [http://www.crunchgear.com/2007/03/07/a-crunchgear-investigation-the-trouble-with-tasers-what-the-manufacturer-doesnt-want-you-to-know/ CrunchGear]. Accessed 5 January 2008.</ref> These deaths are often attributed to excited delirium, a [[heart]] condition, drug use or [[mental illness]]. This attribution has been controversial, because "excited delirium"<ref>[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15001627 Suspects' deaths blamed on 'excited delirium'] (Associated Press, Sept. 25, 2006)</ref> is almost never diagnosed outside of police custody.
YouTube has some videos of young men resisting arrest, getting tasered, and then claiming the police used excessive force or abused their authority.
==External LinksSee also ==*''The Trouble With Tasers [[EDC]] - What The Manufacturer Doesn’t Want You To Know'' 7 March 2007 [http://www.crunchgear.com/2007/03/07/a-crunchgear-investigation-the-trouble-with-tasers-what-the-manufacturer-doesnt-want-you-to-know/ CrunchGear[Everyday Carry]]. Accessed 5 January 2008.*[http[Self-defense]]://www.foxnews.com/story/0[[Firearms]] ([[Rifle]],2933[[Handgun]],320385,00.html Forget Tupperware: Taser Parties Are the New Craze[[Shotgun]]), [[Associated PressKnife]], [[Fox News Channel|Fox NewsPepper spray]], January 4Taser, 2008*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyvrqcxNIFs UCLA student without ID refuses to leave the library at night[Weapon]]s*[http[Second Amendment]] Defenders://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bVa6jn4rpE Don't tase me[[Gun Owners of America]], bro!] - student resists arrest at Kerry forum**[http://michellemalkin.com/2007/09/17/student-tasered-at-john-kerry-forum/ Michell Malking blog entries[National Rifle Association]] show that the student had rushed toward the stage and cut in line to ask his question, his mike was cut off when he said a dirty word, etc.*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMaMYL_shxc&eurl=http://volokh.com/posts/1197068663.shtml Speedin Ticket Taser [Second Amendment Foundation]] - The officer orders the man to put his hands behind his back, and pulls out a taser. The man refuses, says, "What the heck is wrong with you?", and then walks away while reaching toward his pocket.
==References==
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==External links== *[https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,320385,00.html Forget Tupperware: Taser Parties Are the New Craze], [[Associated Press]], [[Fox News Channel|Fox News]], January 4, 2008*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyvrqcxNIFs UCLA student without ID refuses to leave the library at night]*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bVa6jn4rpE Video of student Tasered for resisting arrest at Kerry forum]**[http://michellemalkin.com/2007/09/17/student-tasered-at-john-kerry-forum/ Michelle Malkin blog entries] show that the student had rushed toward the stage and cut in line to ask his question, his mike was cut off when he said a dirty word, etc.*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMaMYL_shxc&eurl=http://volokh.com/posts/1197068663.shtml Speedin Ticket Taser ] - The officer orders the man to put his hands behind his back, and pulls out a taser. The man refuses, says, "What the heck is wrong with you?", and then walks away while reaching toward his pocket.  {{Firearms topics}} [[Category:Weapons]][[Category: PoliceSurvivalism]][[Category: SafetyEveryday Carry]]
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