January 18, 2022
The Taser or Taser gun (English: Taser) is a stun gun released by Axon (formerly Taser International) in the United States. TASER is a brand. It fires an ejector with two small thorns. It is designed to pierce the target human skin. The speed of the projectile is 180 feet (55 meters) per second. The range of products outside the law enforcement agency is limited to 15 feet (4.57 meters), police The range of the official product is 35 feet (10.67 meters). The projectile and the body are connected by a thinly insulated copper wire, and a current is passed from the body to the electrode of the projectile to target the human. The effect of the taser gun is limited to local severe pain and muscle paralysis at the site of impact of the projectile. It is considered a relatively less-lethal weapon (not a non-lethal weapon) because the target has been seriously injured or killed in some cases. In 2018, at least 49 people died after being shot by police officers with taser guns. The first energy weapon launched by TASER in 1993 was for police, a highly deadly weapon like a pistol when trying to escape, fighting warlike, or confronting potential threats. It was presented as an alternative to. According to a 2010 survey of "Police Use of Force, TASERs and Other Less-Lethal Weapons," 15,000 law enforcement officers worldwide Military personnel are allowed to use the Taser gun as one of the available weapons. On the other hand, there is controversy over the pros and cons of using it for children and the danger of being abused for torture. According to a report released by the Police Executive Research Forum in the United States in 2009, the injury rate of police officers with taser guns has been reduced by 76 percent compared to when no taser guns are used, according to statistics since the beginning of the 21st century. did. Taser International and Rick Smith CEO claim that the Taser gun "saved 75,000 lives during 2011," based on a "police investigation." In later academic studies, police officers in the United States were at lower risk than fighting with flesh tactics using taser guns and had a low injury rate comparable to drug spray weapons such as pepper spray. It is said that it has been achieved. However, on the other hand, the injury rate when police use this electric shock weapon with other weapons is said to be four to five times higher than when using batons and spray weapons.