Latest Less-lethal weapons Stories

2009-06-17 09:09:00

American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM) receives order for 66mm MK 1 MOD 0 STAFFORD, Va., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM) announced today that it has received an $8.2 million order from the Program Manager for Ammunition, Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA for Grenade, 66mm Smoke Screening IR, Vehicle Launched, (SSVL) MK 1 MOD 0.

2009-05-18 15:11:53

Police in Michigan responding to a report of a cougar on the loose said they ended up shooting a large toy cat with a Taser stun gun. Warren police said the 911 caller said a huge animal resembling a 150-pound cat was spotted in an old cement drainpipe in Bates Park and 10 officers were sent to the

2009-05-18 09:14:04

Dr. Jared Strote at the University of Washington Medical Center led a group that examined the medical records of nearly 900 patients subdued by the Seattle Police Department with a Taser over a six-year period.

2009-05-18 00:08:36

Injuries inflicted by police officers in the process of subduing suspects are relatively rare, two U.S. studies found. In one study, Dr.

2009-03-17 07:09:56

Electronic stun gun shots to or near the head can trigger seizures, Canadian researchers said in a peer-reviewed medical journal published Tuesday. Dr.

2009-02-18 12:03:00

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Taser International, Inc. (Nasdaq: TASR) announced that it "PREVAILS" against Stinger Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: STYS) in a Markman bench trial (Federal case number: CV07-0042-PHX-MHM).

2009-01-26 17:04:04

A Georgia woman said she used a stun gun she received as a Christmas gift to help a DeKalb County police officer who was struggling with a suspect. Tanisha Cross, 20, of Atlanta, said she was driving with her mother to a Wal-Mart in Lithonia when they spotted the police officer struggling with an attacker who had rubbed pepper spray in the officer's eyes, WBS-TV, Atlanta, reported Monday. Cross said she retrieved the Taser stun gun her husband had given her for Christmas from her child's...

2009-01-25 01:00:54

Custody deaths rise rapidly when law enforcement agencies begin using stun guns and fall sharply thereafter, a California study found. The research was done at the University of California San Francisco, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

2009-01-24 14:41:40

The rate of sudden deaths increased six-fold in the first year that California law enforcement agencies deployed the use of stun guns, according to a UCSF study.

2009-01-15 10:01:37

Taser stun devices police use to subdue fleeing, belligerent or dangerous suspects play no role in fatal heart attacks, a U.S.

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