- Pete Broccolo
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- Location: Weyburn SK Canada
I have never fired rubber projectiles, never handled a water cannon, have no idea what a net-gun looks like, but have heard that they exist and work well.
Personally, based on what I have seen and heard, limited as it may be, and compared to what I know about OC spray, I say that the Taser needs to be issued to every LEO/PO authorized to carry deadly force.
Now, if only the next time Jean-Luc Picard or Will Ryker travel back through time and would be so kind as to loan me a side-arm phazer...
<strong>Only members with firearms should be using tasers, one of the requirements for taser operators is a lethal cover. Aux members don't have this even for themselves so no tasers.
Sorry guys just enjoy the ride.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Regular officer is the lethal cover, aux member uses taser = shocking experience for 'client' - where is the problem?
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As to the statement that the external carrier and extra holster make us look like ERT dudes, frankly I don't care if the public likes how I look. Most of them seem to want us to be dressed in happy, fuzzy bunny suits..........
The extra drop-down holster is a pain in the butt, but I've made myself strap one on every shift so that I get used to it, and make it a habit to have one. I'm sure the old boys can confirm that having to start wearing a vest was a pain in the butt to adjust to, but all it takes is a period of adjustment.
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- Location: Toronto (GO LEAFS GO)
can the taser assist in causing a heart attack?
does it only work it it contacts the skin? or will it go through clothes?
(no more questions i swear! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> )
<small>[ August 11, 2003, 13:51: Message edited by: Targetshot ]</small>
Ask Les. When he was last Tasered, they taped the probes to the tongue of his boot and the shoulder of his shirt.
He dropped in microseconds.
Unlike many of the other "volunteers" we watched, Les did NOT curl into a ball and cry like a baby, however.
The taser is supposed to work through clothing (I can't find the papers from my training course) up to (correct me if I'm wrong) 1/2 inch.
I got tased by having the leads taped to my shoulder blade and right calf, over jeans a t-shirt, and it dropped me like a wet sack of taters, and left a nice little burn mark. That was a 1/2 second hit, not the full 5 seconds we use on our 'clients'. It really, really hurts.
I compare it to the feeling when you really whack your funny bone hard, only it hits over your whole body at once.
The instructor mentioned at the time that it is not deep-penetrating (we were worried about peeing our pants when we got zapped at the training session - he assured us that this COULDN'T happen....). By this philosophy I would presume it shouldn't cause heart failure, but I'm no taser expert or electrician, so I can't say much more than that. Maybe check out the manufacturer website; if they're selling it they should be able to answer those questions.
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Hoodwinkle wrote: I did it for Wayner.
I hear it's pretty windy on the Garden City Skyway right now, how about you go for a ride on your bicycle?
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