Australian Police Defend Taser Deployment

The Ozzies are not big fans of guns. Not for their largely disarmed populace and now, not for the police either. While I’m not shocked by the numbers of Taser deployments, I wonder if the pop-po Down Under are beginning to see the Taser as a wonder gun. Even the Taser folks will tell you, it ain’t all that. Not only do some offenders prove impervious to the weapon, and then die, but it’s not the best counter for a cop facing someone with a firearm (in Australia!) or multiple bad guys. I wonder how you train an LEO to choose which weapon to unholster, and whether or not not they train the police how and when to drop it (the Taser) like it’s hot and unholster a ballistic solution.

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  1. avatar Aaron says:

    In an interview with Tom Gresham Steve Lee, composer and singer of “I Like Guns” declared that he’s very much in favor of strict gun laws. Go figure…

  2. avatar Ralph says:

    If you can’t dazzle ’em with your brilliance, stun ’em with your Taser.

  3. avatar bob says:

    Ask Brendon O’Connell…

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