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.