When were tasers invented?

Answer Scientist Jack Cover developed the Taser in 1974. The Taser, short for Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle, was available to the public in 1976. Cover was previously associated with the Apollo Moon La... Read More »

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What are Tasers used for?

Tasers are hand-held weapons used by police to subdue suspects. Tasers deliver a jolt of electricity through a pair of wires that shoot from the device. It is propelled by compressed air, and the w... Read More »

What are tasers?

A Taser is a non-lethal, electro-shock weapon created and manufactured by Taser International. The weapon uses compressed air to shoot electrified probes at a human target. When touched by the prob... Read More »

Why are tasers bad?

Tasers, also known as "stun guns," usually work by shooting hooks into a person's body and then send a large amount of electric current into the individual, sometimes as much as 50,000 volts.Effect... Read More »

The Use of Tasers in Canada?

Tasers are used by police forces across Canada. This type of weapon is not available to the general public. Use of Tasers by police has come under scrutiny after the death of a Polish immigrant who... Read More »