'''Tasers''' are stun guns used by the [[police]]
in suppressing or subduing [[criminal]]s.[[Image:Taser 468x342.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Policeman aiming a Taser Gun.]] The device shoots an electrode, attached by a wire to a battery, 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 groups (like [[Amnesty International]]).
YouTube has some videos of young men resisting arrest, getting tasered, and then claiming the police used excessive force or abused their authority.
External Links==* ''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.*[ http: //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 *[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyvrqcxNIFs UCLA student without ID refuses to leave the library at night]*[ http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bVa6jn4rpE Don't tase me, bro!] - student resists arrest at Kerry forum **[ http://michellemalkin.com/2007/09/17/student-tasered-at-john-kerry-forum/ Michell Malking 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. *[ http://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.