Latest Less-lethal weapons Stories

2005-07-01 14:43:10

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Taser International Inc. saidon Friday it has sued Gannett Co. Inc. , accusing thepublisher of USA Today of libel over its stories about Taser'sstun guns.

2005-07-01 12:12:44

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stun gun maker Taser InternationalInc. said on Friday it had filed a lawsuit against Gannett Co.Inc., accusing the USA Today parent of libeling its weapons.

2005-03-29 07:30:00

A professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison plans to study whether stun guns alone can kill pigs - or whether other medical factors must be at play - as part of an effort to understand why 70 people have died in North America since 2001 after being shocked by Tasers.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.