How to Defend Your Home Without Firearms

So, what, you think you're better than Batman? The Caped Crusader's out there protecting an entire city without packing heat but you can't defend your little abode without a gun? For shame! Here are four methods for protecting you and yours without exercising the Second Amendment. » 2/11/13 3:20pm 2/11/13 3:20pm

Portable Pain Weapons Leave No Trace of Use, May Become Police Issue

We don't hesitate to show excitement over non lethal and less-than-lethal weapons, but the reality is that they're kinda scary. In particular when we're starting to see hand-held heat weapons which leave little to no trace of ever being used. » 9/30/09 10:30pm 9/30/09 10:30pm

UK Police Set Weapons to Stun: Test Non-Lethal "Directed Energy" Gear

Actually, it's more like set to "ouch": a UK government report has revealed the police are testing out non-lethal weapons. These include low-powered lasers which hit a miscreant's skin and burn off the outer layer, "leaving them in agony, but with no permanent damage," which sounds lovely doesn't it?At least it won't mess… » 9/08/08 9:15am 9/08/08 9:15am

Fun with Pain Rays, Sound Cannons and Other Non-Lethal Weaponry

This week's New Yorker (yep, you heard me right) has a cool piece on the development of non-lethal weapons for military and police. You can tell the writer, Alec Wilkinson, had a good time reporting it. The story focuses on Charles Heal, a badass part-time Marine and part-time LA Sheriff's Department officer known in… » 5/28/08 11:00am 5/28/08 11:00am