50,000 volts      

                                    By: Jack Brooks

Intro

Do you have a taser? They help a lot. They can make a person unconscious for 20 to 30 minutes, and they donŐt kill people so you  donŐt have to go to court and pay a fine. Here are paragraphs on how the taser works, danger, and the history of a taser.

Taser

This paragraph is about tasers and how they work. A taser can shoot 15 feet at a speed of 135 feet per second. An electrical signal transmits throughout the region where the probes make contact with the body or clothing. The result is an instant loss of the attackerŐs neuromuscular control and any ability to perform coordinated action. AIR TASER uses an automatic timing mechanism to apply the electric charge. The AIR TASER releases an electric current in a pre-set time sequence (an initial seven seconds followed by several 1.8 second breaks for a total time of about 30 seconds in each cycle). This cycle ensures that the nervous system of the target does not recover instantly to allow him to remove the probes. The follow-on bursts disrupt the process of re-equilibration of the nervous system. While the target is disabled, the user can place the device on the ground and escape.                                                          

         The AIR TASER can be used in a touch-stun mode. The user is thus provided with a final backup if the probes miss the target. Should the user miss or engage a second attacker, he can touch the unit directly to the target and it will work like a powerful touch-stun device.

Danger

       Danger danger danger! Lots of people die after they get taserd because 50,000 volts can ruin your heart. No one has ever died while getting taserd according to wikipedia.com. So I hope that 50,000 volts doesnŐt go threw my body do you?

       The Runt is another taser and the maximum amount of volts it can hold is 950,000 volts! ThatŐs  900,000 more volts then the normal taser ,and the Runt is only 3.25Ó!                

History

This paragraph is about who made the taser and why it was named taser. According to the military and wikipedia.com the taser was originally invented in 1974 by Jack Cover a NASA scientist that worked on the Apollo moon mission. Jack Cover invented the taser and named it after his friend Tom A. Swift and then added electric rifle at the end. He named it after his friend because he was shot by a man who had a gun but he had it legally but the guy lost his temper.

 

 

Conclusion

 

 

Bibliography

 

 

 

Bibliography

http://www.safetyessentials.com/tasers-taser-info---faq.html

Safety Essentials

How does an air taser work?

April 28, 2008

In this paragraph it tells you how far a taser shoots and how they work. If you read it you will learn a lot more.

 

Bibliography

http://www.pica.army.mil/PicatinnyPublic/highlights/archive/FastTrack.asp

United States military

Public Domain - Work of the United States military

May 22, 2008

In this paragraph it talks about how many ft. a taser shoots in 1 sec.

 

Bibliography

http://www.eliteselfdefense.com/runt-stungun.htm

self defense products

the runt

May 22, 2008

In this paragraph it talks about how many volts the "the runt" holds

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