Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...

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The primary purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet for my observations and analysis about tasers, taser "associated" deaths, and the behaviour exhibited by the management, employees and minions of Taser International. In general, everything is linked back to external sources, often via previous posts on the same topic, so that readers can fact-check to their heart's content. This blog was started in late-2007 when Canadians were enraged by the taser death of Robert Dziekanski and four others in a short three month period. The cocky attitude exhibited by the Taser International spokespuppet, and his preposterous proposal that Mr. Dziekanski coincidentally died of "excited delirium" at the time of his taser-death, led me to choose the blog name I did and provides my motivation. I have zero financial ties to this issue.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Canada Firearms Centre on tasers

Background information and links:

Canada Firearms Centre [LINK]

The Canada Firearms Centre (CAFC) was created in 1996 to oversee the administration of the Firearms Act and regulations. In 2003, it was established as a stand-alone agency within the portfolio of Public Safety Canada. As of May 17, 2006, the Canadian Firearms Program has been transferred under the responsibility of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). ...


List of Restricted and Prohibited Firearms [LINK]

Firearms Prescribed as Prohibited

As with restricted firearms, a Criminal Code regulation listing all the firearms previously prohibited by Order in Council came into effect December 1, 1998. Those firearms are:

Former Prohibited Weapons Order No. 3
  • Any firearm capable of discharging a dart or other object carrying an electrical current or substance, including the firearm of the design commonly known as the Taser Public Defender and any variant or modified version of it.


Important Facts Police/Public Agents [LINK]

The Criminal Code and Firearm Regulations have defined tasers as prohibited firearms. The Criminal Code section 84(1), under the extensive definition of “prohibited firearm” subsection (d) states “any firearm that is prescribed to be a prohibited firearm”. The Regulations prescribing prohibited firearm state under Former Prohibited Weapons Order No 3 that; “Any firearm capable of discharging a dart or other object carrying an electrical current or substance including the firearm of the design commonly known as the Taser Public Defender and any variant of modified version of it.

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