I was just searching the Canadian Police Research Center (CPRC) technical report entitled Review of Conducted Energy Devices, dated 22 August 2005 (Report Number TR-01-2006). I was searching this document for the term "firearm" and I reviewed every instance of this word in the report (not so many).
Interestingly, this report makes no mention of the basic fact that the taser is legally considered to be a prohibited firearm in Canada. [LINK] [LINK] [LINK] [LINK] [LINK] [LINK]
In fact the CPRC report clearly makes the mistake of comparing the taser against firearms, when it is one. With a mistake this huge, and some obvious Taser-love glowing from the report, it makes it clear that there are major problems within the CPRC.
Perhaps this 2005 paper should also have been peer-reviewed like this one from 2008, I mean (maybe) 2009... [LINK]
The authors of this fatally-flawed paper are as follows: Drazen Manojlovic, Christine Hall, Darren Laur [LINK], Shawna Goodkey, Chris Lawrence, Rick Shaw, Sylvain St-Amour, Annik Neufeld, Steve Palmer [LINK] [LINK]
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