Stun Gun Fallacy: How the Lack of Taser Regulation Endangers Lives

Police use of Taser stun guns to subdue suspects in California and around the nation has increased dramatically in recent years.

Billed by their manufacturer, Taser International, as a non-lethal alternative to deadly force, Tasers have been purchased and deployed by a growing number of law enforcement agencies.

However, while the Taser is less deadly than a traditional firearm, it is hardly the non-lethal weapon its manufacturer promotes under the slogan “Saving Lives Every Day."