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2001-08-03 08:18:14 AM  
Imagine the home videos that will feature this new invention.
2001-08-03 08:27:57 AM  
OH WOW! So that's how they work.. they shock you till you shiat and piss yourself then pass out. That's a big farking suprise.
2001-08-03 08:35:37 AM  
Hrm......note to self:

Never ever go up against someone with a tazer, as it will electrify the metal bar in the body, near the heart. that would be bad
2001-08-03 08:50:53 AM  
Maybe later, Rodney can enlighten us on how he survived the tazer.
2001-08-03 08:59:15 AM  
wait a second this is a "How " & blah & "works", and it's not from howstuffworks.com. WOAH!
2001-08-03 09:11:49 AM  
I remember that the acronymn is something like
Tom Swifts Electric Rifle
anyone remember what the A stood for?
2001-08-03 09:39:53 AM  
From http://www.airtaser.com/Laur/Report.html -

"In the mid 1960's as a result of the civil unrest in the United States, President Lyndon Johnson formed a blue ribbon crime commission to look at ways of quelling the increasing violence in their country. One of the many recommendations made by this commission was that police should be looking for new non-lethal methods at controlling violent behaviour. When the recommendations of this commission made the national media, it caught the eye of John Cover the inventor of the TASER. A couple of days after this report, Cover read another article about a hiker who had grabbed onto a high voltage wire and became frozen to it for several hours, but lived to tell his story. As a result of these two media reports, John Cover began his journey in developing the TASER. By 1969, Cover had developed the idea of a high voltage low amperage pulsed weapon, that would knock a person down without injury. By 1970, Cover had built his first prototype electrical weapon which he called the "TASER," an acronym for the "Thomas A Swift's Electrical Rifle," which was named after the Tom Swift fantasy stories of Cover's childhood."
2001-08-03 10:12:00 AM  
Who needs a stun gun when you can pee on an electric fence
2001-08-03 10:55:06 AM  
I dig the way they give they give the full technical specs, together with the blueprints. Yay. It has a "digital microprocessor" (I am more partial to the analog variety, ackchooally), a laser sight (not to be confused with LASER), and air cartridge, in case the officer falls off a boat, no doubt - hey, doesn't that remind me of a James Bond? Didn't he go on to kill a shark? I wonder if there's shark repellant in that tharr thang ... nah - they would have told us, and then there's Dart. I knew him well. And lastly "Electro-muscular disruption technology" (a.k.a. "yer farked, mate".... Well, 'kay, not really) which apparently glows blue when placed on a green background. Say, did any of you guys get any sleep last night? Yes it's the "Electro-muscular disruption technology" which gets you every time. Oh my. I just realised that the red line is supposed to represent the laser (not to be confused with LASER, which means Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation by the way), and come to think of it, it way cooler than the "Electro-muscular disruption technology". Heh. "Electro-muscular disruption technology".... or maybe the confetti after all?
2001-08-03 10:56:31 AM  
Feel free to fill that up with "is"s where appropriate.
2001-08-03 10:56:55 AM  
2001-08-03 11:15:53 AM  
Goodnight, Labberdasher, sleep well.
2001-08-03 11:35:09 AM  
I wonder what happens if you're shot in the ass
2001-08-03 12:01:19 PM  
The "A" Stands for just that.
Tom A. Swift's Electric Rifle
2001-08-03 12:19:55 PM  
Mungo: I don't know. Turn around...
2001-08-03 01:41:57 PM  
Great self defense item isn't it? Now check out this long list of where stun weapons are restricted or limited.
2001-08-03 01:51:14 PM  
more info here.
2001-08-03 02:09:15 PM  
I wonder how it affects people with weak hearts? What would the police report say?

"Suspect expired due to an undiagnosed heart condition."

Anyway, it's better than pumping lead into somebody. Lead is bad for you.
2001-08-03 02:13:03 PM  
wow, that article was STUNNING.

Heh heh heh...oh boy.
2001-08-03 02:33:15 PM  
See? See? The pregnant woman miscarried, but it wasn't a death. You know why? Because the fetus wasn't alive! That should stop those pro-lifers in their tracks. Or turn this thread into an abortion debate.

Apologizing in advance,
Y. Dload
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