We've been looking for this one for a while...
As a point of reference, Taser has relied on a very old “letter of exemption” issued by the then called BATF, which interpreted federal firearms laws as not recognizing a pyrotechnically assisted, inert gas launched probes of the Air Taser cartridge, when loaded and fired from a Taser, as a “firearm”. This long ago letter issued by the chief of the Technology Branch (FTB) has been the cornerstone of Taser’s existence. [LINK]
Other jurisdictions should double-check their local laws to ensure that this sort of "blasting cap" [my term] triggered [?] system is actually legal.
And, I gotta ask:
What percentage of the muzzle velocity is actually from the "compressed gas cylinder", and what percentage is from the "blasting cap"?
I wouldn't put it past these guys to add the compressed gas as a 'cover' to the blasting cap [assisted?] taser dart launching system.
It's not uncommon for compressed gas cylinders to have a certain percentage of them with tiny leaks that result in slow leakage to zero pressure. But I've not read of any reports of taser darts failing to launch properly. Which makes me wonder...
Could the compressed gas launching system all just be a cover?
Hey, it's just a question worth asking.
(After all - Taser International is literally "a Case Study in business ethics." LOL.)
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