Archive for the 'Import restrictions' Category

CANADA – RCMP Taser usage declines for 3rd straight year (2012-09-19)

Posted on September 19 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Deployment of device dropped 14.2% in 2010, continuing downward trend since 2008, and deployment fell 26.4 per cent between 2009 and 2010, the watchdog agency found. No further details here ]] CBC A report released today by the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP has found a big drop in how […]

AUSTRALIA – Black-market taser trade tied to clubs [unclear if actually TASER products] (2011-10-22)

Posted on October 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : “Tasers” – it’s not clear whether these are TASER Inc. products or the term is used in the generic sense – are illegal in Australia outside of the police. They are readily available on the black-market in Sydney: in bars and clubs and are increasingly being carried as security weapons by drug-dealers, […]

MALAYSIA – Stun-guns (taser-equivalents) are readily available on sale in Kuala Lumpur (2011-09-09)

Posted on September 9 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A detailed report showing how easy it is to purchase and get hold of “tasers” (generic term) from traders, Note these are not genuine tasers (“(Taser is a well-known brand name in the United States which is used by the American police)”) DANGEROUS weapons and drugs are readily available to […]

GLOBAL – The Business of Torture (2011-08-01)

Posted on August 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : An overall Amnesty Interational and Omega Organization report on the export of torture – including tasers (although these are probably generic tasers), particularly from the Czech Republic to renegade groups & countires. -The Czech Republic has issued licenses to export shackles, electric shock weapons and chemical sprays to 6 countries whose […]

TASER Inc. – SEC Filing for export licenses (2001-02-26)

Posted on February 26 2001 by admin

The following is an excerpt from a SB-2/A SEC Filing, filed by TASER INTERNATIONAL INC on 2/26/2001. United States regulation. The AIR TASER and ADVANCED TASER are subject to the same regulations. Neither weapon is considered a “firearm” by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. There are, therefore, no firearms-related regulations regarding the sale […]