Many taser fanboys will constantly harp-on about how being tasered is better than being shot by a police revolver. While this is obviously true, let's review the numbers to see how valid this excuse really is in the reality of day-to-day use (and misuse) of the taser.
Taser proudly claims that tasers are used 620 times per day. That works out to 226,300 times per year. Primarily in the USA (I think obviously).
So, would the police and security guards really be killing 226,300 people per year in the USA if it weren't for the 'life saving' taser?
That is many times the death rate for all USA motor vehicle accidents. It would become a leading cause of death if the police were really killing citizens at that rate before the wide deployment of the taser. After a decade at that rate it would start to affect the overall census population numbers (Hey we're two million short! Where'd everybody go?).
Same thing in Canada where the figure of 3000 taser uses (including taser misuses) in six years was mentioned (just by the RCMP, other forces in addition to this). This is an obvious sign that the taser is not simply being used as a replacement for a pistol. If the police killed 500+ people per year in Canada, then there would be a revolution. The total murder rate is barely that high.
It is utter nonsense to claim that a taser deployment saves a pistol deployment. Nothing but whimsical propaganda.
Obviously, the taser is FAR MORE often being misused, than used (as a replacement for a pistol). The ratio of taser misuse to taser use appears to be well above 10:1, and may be approaching 100:1 in some jurisdictions.
The numbers tell the tale.
And YouTube occasionally provides the video.
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