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

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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."

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