When the trigger is pulled, a dart is fired up to 35 feet. The dart is one of three types:
1) A dart with muscle-relaxant that instantly paralyzes the subject.
2) A dart made of soft sponge-rubber that has no effect whatsoever.
3) A dart that injects a lethal dose of an undetectable poison.
Which of these types of darts is fired is randomly selected. The odds of each outcome are still under debate, but all are sufficiently high to keep things... ...interesting.
The Dazer can also be used in 'Touch Torture' mode:
In this mode there are two metal probes that are heated up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. These hot probes can be pressed into the subject to cause excruciating pain which may convince the subject that he's got zero rights and had better play along like a nice puppy. The burning hot probes will obviously leave a pattern of double-scars that will serve to remind the subject and others of the new rules about torturing citizens.
We'd never get away with using a hot cigarette to torture subjects, but for some reason we seem to be able to get away with doing exactly the same thing - so long as we keep a straight face while doing it. This permission-by-silence is completely inexplicable, but let's ride it as long as we can.
I'll leave it as a philosophical exercise for the readers to strain their brains trying to find any moral, legal, ethical, practical, actual real-world difference between the hypothetical Dazer and the X26 taser.
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