The law enforcement community often use their purported fear of dirty ("...possibly HIV-infected!") needles as some sort of justification for their taser trigger-happy approach to dealing with the public.
But these same police, during their idiotic taser-training, are all too happy to have two taser darts fired into their back (always the back), fully puncturing the skin after passing through their dirty old T-shirt, and removed by their marginally-trained co-trainees.
Question: Are these taser darts properly sterilized after having been sneezed and coughed upon by Taser International's assembly staff?
Since the completed cartridge apparently contains a highly-pressurized canister of nitrogen, I wonder if it is even possible to cycle the completed cartridge through an approved medical sterilization autoclave.
I wonder if the dart section of the cartridge assembly is even completely sealed to FDA standards for medical needles?
It seems like a bit of a contradiction to profess a fear of needles, and then subject yourself to two needles (darts) during the moronic taser training.
Hey - I'm just asking questions. If Taser International or anyone else cares to provide a response to this possible issue, then I'll be more than happy to copy it into this post. Blog e-mail address in found near the top of the right hand column.
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