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EUROPEAN UNION / GUERNSEY – Guernsey Police allowed to import Tasers [despite EU ban on torture-weapon exports] (2012-02-09)

Posted on February 9 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS. Guernsey (and Jersey) have a special status (primarily as tax-havens) and are not members of the European Union, so the EU-wide ban on exporting “torture weapons” to countries outside the EU applied. Note, the taser is in this class of weapons. The UK government is passing new legislation to get around the […]

UK – Guernsey – Island’s UK delegate attempts to get Taser ammo ban overturned (2011-01-21)

Posted on January 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Guernsey “Crown Depdendency” status (that allows its off-shore tax haven status) means taser ammunition can only be exported from the UK with permission from Brussels, which is not approving this easily : Guernsey police authorities are attempting to overcome this ban … ]] The Guernsey Press, By Alexa Rowe THE UK minister […]