Police used Taser gun to subdue 6-year-old student wielding piece of glass
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/ March 12, 2007http://www.kptv.com/news/11226636/detail.htmlUniversity of Arizona Police Use Taser Gun On Student
/ September 10, 2007 http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=7047896Man dies after Anaheim police use Taser on him
/ September 11, 2007http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1842529.php
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http://www.beststungun.com/advanced-taser-m18l.htmlFrequently asked questions about TASERHow does a TASER device work?
Upon firing, compressed nitrogen projects two TASER probes up to 15 feet at a speed of 180 feet per second. The probes are connected by thin insulated wire back to the TASER device. An electrical signal transmits throughout the region where the probes make contact with the body or clothing. The result is an instant impairment of the attacker’s neuromuscular control and severely impaired to perform coordinated action. The ADVANCED TASER M18 series uses an automatic timing mechanism to apply the electric charge for 5 seconds enough time for you to flee the area and get to safety.How can the TASER system be so effective yet be generally safe?
TASER technology does not depend upon impact or body penetration to achieve its effect. Its pulsating electrical output interferes with communication between the brain and the muscular system,resulting in loss of muscular control. The electrical pulse from TASER devices It overstimulates the nerves that control muscle movement it affects them in their natural mode. The TASER is like a remote control that takes away the ability of the target to control his own body – but it does so with minimum violence or injury because it uses a communication mechanism rather than relying on physical injury. Does the TASER device affect the heart or a cardiac pacemaker?
The electrical output from TASER devices is well below the levels required to cause cardiac arrest, or to physically damage an implantable cardiac device.Isn't high voltage lethal?
High voltage, in itself, is not dangerous. One can receive a 25,000-volt shock of static electricity from a doorknob on a dry day without harm. The physiological effect of electrical shock is determined by: the current, its duration, and the power source that produces the shock. The typical household current of 110 volts is dangerous because it can pump many amperes of current throughout the body indefinitely. Remember that the household wall outlet is connected to massive power plants with virtually unlimited power output capability. By contrast, the ADVANCED TASER power supply consists of 8 AA alkaline batteries capable of supplying 26 watts of electrical power for a few seconds.What are the aftereffects?
A person hit with a TASER device will usually fall to the ground and may feel dazed for several seconds. Generally, recovery is fast and the effects stop the very instant that the M18 TASER device shuts off. Some will experience critical response amnesia and others will experience tingling sensations afterwards. The pulsating electrical output causes involuntary muscle contractions and a resulting sense of vertigo. It can momentarily stun or render immobilized. Some individuals have experienced athletic type injuries and injuries from falls. Although designed to maximize safety, the TASER is not risk free and should not be used lightly.Must the probes penetrate the body to be effective?
No. The electrical current will “jump” up to 2 inches as long as both probes are attached to clothing or skin. At most, only the 3/8-inch needlepoint will penetrate the skin. Both probes need to be within a cumulative 2 inches of the body to stop an attacker (e.g. if one probe is touching, the other can be up to 2 inches away, or each probe can be one inch away – the total spark distance is a maximum of 2 inches for both probes together).What if the probes miss?
The TASER system can work if one probe hits a human and the second falls on grass or dirt as the power may connect through the ground. However, the results depreciate substantially if the second probe lands on concrete, asphalt or not all on wood floors. If the probes miss, the M18 TASER device can be used in a touch-stun mode by aggressively touching the front of the device to the target. The user is thus provided with two backups. A secondary Cartridge holder is available that holds a backup cartridge below the TASER’s handgrip. A final backup if the probes miss the target is the touch stun feature. Should the user miss or engage a second attacker, the ADVANCED TASER device can applied directly to the target and it will work like a powerful touch-stun device. What is the best-shot at maximum range?
As long as the spread of the probes is at least four inches, the TASER device should be extremely effective. To ensure that the spread is greater than four inches, the ADVANCED TASER should be fired at a target several feet away. The optimum shot is from seven to ten feet away form the target to achieve maximum effect using a 15-foot cartridge. Although the TASER has been found to have a high degree of effectiveness, it is not a “magic bullet.” You should always have a backup plan and be prepared to use the touch-stun capability in case you miss the target or do not get both probes within the required 2-inch cumulative arc limitation.