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. The company said the lawsuit, filed in an Arizona statecourt, targets a USA Today article on June 3 which it saidmisrepresented the electrical output of Taser weapons and inphotographs compared them with electric chairs, lightening andelectric train tracks. A representative for Gannett, which is also the...

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. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company said the lawsuit,filed in an Arizona state court, targets a USA Today article onJune 3 which it said misrepresented the electrical output ofTaser weapons and compared them in photographs with electricchairs, lightning and electric train tracks. A representative for Gannett,...

2005-03-29 07:30:00

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- 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. Led by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, outraged animal rights activists are calling for an end to the two-year study by John Webster, a professor emeritus of biomedical engineering....

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