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

Criminal Code of Canada on Firearms (incl tasers)

Criminal Code of Canada

Pointing a firearm: 87.(1) Every person commits an offence who, without lawful excuse, points a firearm at another person, whether the firearm is loaded or unloaded. [LINK]

Now, I'm not a lawyer, but I can read the Queen's English. It seems pretty clear to me that if someone, anyone, uses (points) a taser (firearm) in a manner that would not be acceptable if they used (pointed) a normal gun (firearm), then they've just broken the above law.

In other words, if their lawful excuse isn't good enough to justify pointing a gun (firearm), then why would it be good enough for pointing a taser (firearm)? In the eyes of the law in Canada (unlike the USA), tasers are firearms.

It seems that our law enforcement officials have been making a humongous series of mistakes with the introduction and deployment of tasers in Canada.

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