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Old 11-25-2008, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Taser International Inc.'s overseas business could get a big boost with an anticipated order for 10,000 stun guns for police in the United Kingdom.

A UK government Web site says the nation's officials plan to equip front-line officers with the Scottsdale-based company's devices.

Taser expects $12 million stun-gun order
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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It's about time too. ALL police should be armed. You never know what criminals will be armed with!
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Portsmouth
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It's about time too. ALL police should be armed. You never know what criminals will be armed with!
Correct......altho I am supprised the PC brigade hasn't said anything about this yet!!!
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Correct......altho I am supprised the PC brigade hasn't said anything about this yet!!!
Ah well, always time for that
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:30 AM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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Correct......altho I am supprised the PC brigade hasn't said anything about this yet!!!
Why are they a problem though?

It's not exactly like anyone can be killed or seriously injured by them.
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Why are they a problem though?

It's not exactly like anyone can be killed or seriously injured by them.
Actually there have been a few instances where people have died from heart attacks, shock etc. Because of the voltage.

But i'd rather our police were armed anyway, its about time too.

http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=16906
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:34 AM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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I withdraw my statement.

And I agree that it is about time that we stepped up our police control.

Tasers in the hands of well-trained officers is the way forwards!
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:42 AM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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After the cockup in Stockwell I'm pleased to see it's just a taser.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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In the United States, many have chosen to carry tasers as a method of personal protection.

Is it permissible in the UK for a private person carry a taser?
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I would also prefer to see the Police armed but apparently a majority on the force are actually opposed to carrying guns. And I supposed they should have a say in the decision.

BBC NEWS | UK | Police 'opposed to carrying guns'

Tasers are also not popular with the Force and the Met is proposing to reject plans by the Home secretary to make widely available to officers.

Met rejects plans for more Taser guns | Politics | The Guardian
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