Taser Int'l To Market Stun Gun for Home Use
Look what's coming to a neighbor near you:
The maker of the Taser stun gun used by police and the military is planning to market a civilian model amid concerns about deaths and injuries from the device, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. The Tribune said that Taser International, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., plans a $1,000 model for civilians, which is about $200 less than the police version of the device.
And, in the "you just can't make this stuff up" department:
To kick off the campaign, a Minnesota firearms dealer plans to allow himself to be zapped with the device, which will be fired by a police officer, the newspaper said.
The announcement comes after Chicago decided to stop equipping its officers with stun guns following the death of one man and injury to a teenager last week.
So, they're not safe enough for cops to use, but they are fine for homeowners? I wonder if insurance companies will be concerned enough about increased liability risks to either draw up exclusions to homeowner coverage or raise premiums. Before you buy one, perhaps you ought to call your insurance company and find out if your umbrella policy covers damages you inflict on a neighbor, their pet, your daughter's boyfriend, or even an intruder.
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