Manitoba Mounties will be carrying a new Taser that has a lower voltage and can electronically store the duration of the shock administered.
Pffft. Sure, a couple of people die, and all of a sudden the RCMP in Manitoba are going to start packing a kinder, gentler taser gun. In this weather, if you're going taser a coked-up freak-job wearing a parka, you're gonna need all the juice you can get.
Now this is a little better:
Coming soon to a police force near you: the Taser shotgun, capable of firing a debilitating electronic zap from 20 metres – twice the reach of current 50,000-volt stun guns. (link)But still not good enough.
NOW we're talking! :
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