Taser Guns

By Scribbiemac

Intro

ŌHey, stop!Ķ You usually hear a police officer say that when he is chasing someone on the street. What if the person that he is chasing is someone that he knows that committed a crime?  He doesnÕt want to shoot him, so what does he do? He uses a Taser. In my report, you will learn the good and bad of a Taser gun. You will also learn how to use it if you need to. So, here is the report.

What a Taser Gun is.

This paragraph is about the main characteristics of the Taser gun. Tasers are special guns that use electrodes instead of bullets. Further in this report, you will learn how to use a Taser.  According to Wikipedia, Tasers are used as non-lethal weapons to subdue dangerous people on the run. The newest Taser, the M-18 Gun, has been tested for 100% effectiveness. There are some other models of the Taser, such as the X-26, the Liquid Taser, and a Taser that uses shaped pulse technology.

History

This paragraph is about the inventor of the Taser. According to Wikipedia, a man named Jack Cover invented the Taser. He started developing it in 1969. He finished the Taser in 1974. The finished product ran on gunpowder. It ended up killing two people. Because of that, Jack Cover and Rick and Tim Smith worked together on making the non-lethal weapon now known as Taser. Jack named the Taser after his childhood hero, Tom Swift. The word Taser is an acronym for Thomas A. SwiftÕs Electric Rifle.

       This was only the beginning of a world changing weapons evolution. Little did Cover know that his weapon would be used by over 10,000 police agencies in the U.S., and many more in other countries such as Canada and the middle east. (Wikipedia)

 

 

This paragraph is about how many Tasers Have been sold. The Tasers have been a big hit to police agencies. According to Wikipedia, over 180,000 Tasers have been sold! And that is only to the police agencies in America! As you can see, many people like the idea of a weapon that does not cause permanent damage to the victim. I donÕt think that that is a bad idea.

How it Works

       This paragraph is about how the Taser works. According to Wikipedia, Taser has 2 electrodes attached to wires in the gun. When the gun is fired, compressed air shoots the electrodes at the target. The electrodes are barbed so that they will stick on the target's clothing. After attaching itself to the target, the electrodes emit a power surge and shock the target.

       This paragraph is about how far a new Taser can be fired from. According to Wikipedia, the Newest Tasers can be fired from at least 30 feet at the target. This is helpful if you are chasing someone who is way ahead of you. It is also helpful if you were trying to subdue someone who is walking from a distance away. As you can see, this is a helpful feature.

       This paragraph is about how the Drive Stun works. The new Tasers are usually equipped with a drive stun. This feature is something for close combat with someone. All that you need to do is jab your target with the end of your Taser. It will shock the target immediately. This is handy when someone is running at you really fast. You can just jab them with your Taser, and they go down.

Problems with the Taser

This paragraph is about some of the bad experiences the Tasers have caused. Some people think that the Taser should not be used by anyone, even the police. According to Wiki.answers.com, the Taser gun has actually killed 18 people in Canada. Some of these shocks were inflicted only because people were trying to get on a train without paying. I would say that the police officer who did that was just overreacting. Now you see why Tasers are in question these days.

       The first problem with a Taser started with the death of Rick SmithÕs high school buddies. It started as a small argument, but turned out to be a killing of two high school kids.

Users

This paragraph is about who uses the Taser.  The Taser used to only be used by police officers, but some people sell them to the general public. So, if I wanted to, I could by a Taser on the Internet. Scary, huh? But, at least most people who buy them are responsible with guns. Those who are not just should not get them. I donÕt know how they can even think of buying a Taser if they are not responsible!

Also, if someone wanted to buy a Taser, they would have to be rich. I mean filthy rich! A regular Taser would be priced at about $700 each. And thatÕs just a small one! So, if rich people buy Tasers, letÕs hope that they are responsible with guns.

The Next Generation

This paragraph is about future Tasers. In the Future, there will be even better, and more useful Tasers to come. According to Blog.wired.com, Rick Smith is thinking about expanding the Taser product into the military. These new weapons will include Taser mines, Taser shotguns, and Taser machine guns. But, the question is, will the army take to it? I really want to find out.

Conclusion

Well, I hope that you enjoyed my report on the Taser gun. And, if you buy one, BE RESPONSIBLE! We donÕt want any more accidents with those guns. Have a good day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bibliography

http://home.howstuffworks.com/stun-gun5.htm

Tom Harris

How Stuns Work

April 29, 2008

An awesome page on how Taser guns work.

 

Bibliography

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_may_people_die_due_to_tasers_in_Canada

Wikipedia

How many people have died do to the use of Tasers?

April 30, 2008

A very informational web page on what Tasers can do.

 

Bibliography

 www.pimall.com/ nais/air.html

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Advanced Taser System

May 2, 2008

A good website on the new M18 Taser.

 

Bibliography

http://home.howstuffworks.com/stun-gun5.htm

Tom Harris

How Stuns Work

April 29, 2008

An awesome page on how Taser guns work.

 

Bibliography

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_may_people_die_due_to_tasers_in_Canada

Wikipedia

How many people have died do to the use of Tasers?

April 30, 2008

A very informational web page on what Tasers can do.

 

Bibliography

 www.pimall.com/ nais/air.html

?

Advanced Taser System

May 2, 2008

A good website on the new M18 Taser.