Available at CBC.ca [LINK]
Look at BC for example (this is JUST the RCMP):
Tasers drawn 502 times in one year (2007).
Fired once 216, fired multiple times 148.
Total taser uses (fired one or more times) : (216+148=) 364 in one year
'Better than a gun' my ass.
Do you think that the RCMP, in one province (BC), in one year (2007), would have fired their guns at citizens and visitors 364 times (probably killing hundreds)?
And it isn't just BC. The other provinces have similar insane taser numbers that PROVE that they are not being used as a replacement for the gun. Tasers are being used roughly 100 times as often as guns ever were - this is a statistical FACT.
The argument that tasers are 'better than a gun' is just so much crap. It's an indicator of someone that is not following the issue; a badge of ignorance. Or if they know the facts, then they're lying.
And by the way, CBC previously noted that the police gun-fire isn't reduced by having tasers anyway.
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