Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...

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The primary purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet for my observations and analysis about tasers, taser "associated" deaths, and the behaviour exhibited by the management, employees and minions of Taser International. In general, everything is linked back to external sources, often via previous posts on the same topic, so that readers can fact-check to their heart's content. This blog was started in late-2007 when Canadians were enraged by the taser death of Robert Dziekanski and four others in a short three month period. The cocky attitude exhibited by the Taser International spokespuppet, and his preposterous proposal that Mr. Dziekanski coincidentally died of "excited delirium" at the time of his taser-death, led me to choose the blog name I did and provides my motivation. I have zero financial ties to this issue.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Russia's justice minister urges ban on stun guns

Russia's justice minister urges ban on stun guns [LINK]
Russia’s Minister of Justice Alexander Konovalov has called for a ban on stun guns. As he commented on the recent incident in which a Russia Today employee sustained traumatic gun injuries, Konovalov made it clear that stun guns were powerless against the criminals. Under the current legislation, any Russian who has come of age, is not under investigation and is not pronounced mentally ill can purchase a stun gun.

According to the Interior Ministry, 1,500 crimes involving the use of stun guns have been committed in Russia in the past 5 years. 60 of them caused death.

I assume he means for members of the public.

But at least he seems to realize that claims that stuns guns and tasers are inherently incapable of causing death are not true.

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