A flurry of blog traffic from the pro-taser minions of Minneapolis, Minnesota. They're banging away on the blog and sending each other e-mails with direct pointers to the posts of interest. Some of them are on the road in Iowa City, Iowa.
They're most interested in the following two recent posts:
1. What is Taser International's position on safety? [LINK]
2. Dr. Brian Crandall lays it out... [LINK]
For their benefit, I've made another post that provides further information on the 800-lb discrepancy of interest. See Discrepant messages from Taser International ? [LINK]
I for one would certainly appreciate a crystal-clear, unambiguous, double-or-nothing, fully official statement from Taser International that defines their belief du jour on the issue of internal risk factors (such as cardiac effects of any sort) that might lead to death in normal, and abnormal, population groups.
Please provide numerical values and avoid meaningless adjectives.
Right now the official warnings do not acknowledge any such risks. The only possible causes of death are from using un-approved parts, or people falling down and banging their head. The word 'death' is not mentioned in any other health warning section.
This challenge is a risky double-or-nothing bet. Which is why they will almost certainly never answer it.
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