Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

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


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, July 27, 2008

Guns vice tasers

Another difference between the gun and the taser is that the police officer's gun is obviously a weapon of last resort (used for self-defence, not very often as an offensive weapon).

It seems like the taser has been sold as the go-to, do-all device that can be freely used to try to defuse a situation. In other words, something that can be used offensively, in attack-mode.

In other words, the gun is a defensive weapon, and the taser is an offensive weapon.

And you can read the word offensive with either meaning.

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