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Super-Taser shotgun that can knock down criminals from 100ft assessed by Home Office
03-30-2010, 03:15 PM,
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Super-Taser shotgun that can knock down criminals from 100ft assessed by Home Office
Quote:A new 'super-Taser' stun gun that fires a 500-volt wireless 'bullet' up to 100ft is being considered for use by UK police forces, the Home Office said today.

The extended Range Electronic Projectile (XREP), already used by police in the U.S., fires a barbed electrode from a modified 12-bore shotgun.

It hooks into the target's skin before administering a 20-second shock which renders the subject totally incapacitated.

And if the recipient tries to pull the device off, 'reflex engagement electrodes' complete a circuit that sends the shock through the subject's body through their hand.

Amnesty International has expressed 'serious concern' about the XREP and are worried by news it could be authorised in the UK.

XREP manufacturers Taser International describe the Taser as a 'revolutionary' step towards immobilising dangerous criminals from a greater distance than ever before.

Traditional hand-held Taser stun guns can fire electrified darts up to 25 feet and deliver a five-second shock, which can be re-triggered.

A spokesman for XREP said: 'This is the first wireless projectile that can deliver less-than lethal electro-muscular incapacitation at long range.

'Launched from a 12-gauge shotgun platform, this innovative device is set to revolutionise law enforcement operations and will give military forces an effective, less lethal option up to a range of 20 metres.'

Amnesty International claim 334 people in the U.S. died between 2001 and 2008 after being targeted by the stun gun.

UK's arms programme director, Oliver Sprague, said: 'This is effectively a shotgun that fires electric-shock bullets.

'Because this bullet can be fired wire-free from a standard shotgun there is a heightened risk of causing serious injury to the face and head.

'We're also concerned by the fact that these weapons will deliver an excruciatingly painful shock for 20 seconds.

'Amnesty would be very alarmed if the Home Office were to consider authorising this weapon to police officers in the UK.'

A Home Office Spokesperson said: 'The Home Office Scientific Development Branch is considering the XREP as part of its ongoing remit to evaluate new technologies.

'All new technologies are subjected to the most stringent safety tests and independent medical evaluation before they can be considered for police issue.

'The Government and the police have no current plans to introduce XREP Tasers into service.'

Tasers have been used in around 6,000 incidents in England and Wales since they were introduced in April 2004.

When introduced Tasers were only used by firearms-qualified officers but following successful trials are now issued to officers with specialist training.

MP David Hanson said this week: 'Tasers are a vital police tool which help protect both officers and the public.

'They do not even have to be discharged to help defuse violent or dangerous situations, often just drawing the device can be enough to deter criminals.'


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1262215/Super-Taser-shotgun-bullet-assessed-Home-Office.html
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03-30-2010, 05:52 PM,
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RE: Super-Taser shotgun that can knock down criminals from 100ft assessed by Home Office
I fear for the super duper taser!!

   
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04-05-2010, 04:47 PM,
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RE: Super-Taser shotgun that can knock down criminals from 100ft assessed by Home Office
simple. wired clothing. if you incorporate conductive metal wiring into your garment the charge will travel down the wires and not through your body. also if you are really cheeky.... add a capacitorSmile blow the circuit!!Smile they already do this for police and armed forces. its a very simple thing to achieve thoughSmile
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04-26-2010, 04:34 AM,
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RE: Super-Taser shotgun that can knock down criminals from 100ft assessed by Home Office
Oh my, I guess these devices are for real ... I saw one used on Deadliest Warrior in the April 20th SWAT vs. GSG-9 tactical squads episode.

Quote:New TRAD Taser Shockwave Information


wwwBraveTubeCom — 20 October 2009 — The Taser Shockwave will be used by the Military and has applications in Police and Corrections in order to Deny Someone Entry into an Area. At the G20 in Pittsburgh we witnessed for the first time the LRAD which was used against American Citizens trying to have their voices heard.

This Really worries me because we know Tasers have resulted in peoples Death, and there have been many studies done with regards to location of impact where the shock is delivered, this Taser Shockwave does not have any AIM capabilities meaning if penetrates where it may, meaning it could hit a person in the Head, Eye, Groin etc. causing serious injury...

Now Protesters have to worry about this new TRAD which will send out bullets that will pierce the skin then delivering a shock like a normal taser, so if the Cops or Military do not want you in an area or street, they could use this in the future as it's now on the market !
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04-26-2010, 07:32 AM,
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RE: Super-Taser shotgun that can knock down criminals from 100ft assessed by Home Office
wonder what a box of them shells cost, and if there only available to police forces... or if there legit for aim, or able to be rebuilt....

like though they can be used in good old fashioned shot gun, a pistol griped twin barrel would be sweet as a clerk defender tool, sure beats a bat.
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