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RUSSIA – Competition with taser: Russian aims to reinvent ‘Taser’ technology (2010-05-21)

Posted on May 21 2010 by admin

Wired,, by David Hambling … A Russian man is hoping to overhaul the technology within Taser-type weapons — transforming them from single-shot, short-range devices that stun for a few seconds, into more effective long-range, rapid-fire weapons — by modifying the wires and the type of shock they generate. Traditionally, remote electroshock weapons work by firing […]

WORLD SALES – Trade in the tools of torture: The U.S. government OKs the export of shackles and stun guns (2003-11-16)

Posted on November 16 2003 by admin

US News & World Report, Danielle Knight … The United States has permitted American companies to ship electric-shock weapons and mechanical restraints to 39 countries accused of torturing dissidents and detainees, according to a U.S. News review of export documents and State Department reports. The inquiry established that in the past two years, for instance, […]