New, From the Creator of Tickle Me Elmo: The "Big Hurt" Riot Control…

In 1996, Bruce Lund's company came up with the Tickle Me Elmo doll, a plush Sesame Street doll that chuckled when squeezed. Today, he's developing a gas-powered, potentially lethal bean bag cannon for the Pentagon. An obvious progression! (No, really.) UPDATED » 4/22/10 9:00pm 4/22/10 9:00pm

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

Build Your Own LED-Based Non-Lethal Weapon To Make Frenemies Sea Sick…

Homeland Security loves non-lethal weapons: from sound cannons, to the $1M flashlight that temporarily blinds, disorients, and screws equilibrium. And now you can build your own for $250! Does it really work? Not that well, but it's great for raves… » 9/28/09 10:10am 9/28/09 10:10am

Israel Deploys Crowd Control Skunk Bomb for the First Time

It's a good day for non-lethal crowd control methods, but a bad day for their intended targets, as the Israeli Army has used the Skunk Bomb for the first time against Palestinian protesters in Naalin. The "bomb" is dispensed via a hose system, and the liquid is supposedly hard to wash off, even after repeated showers.… » 9/21/08 6:00pm 9/21/08 6:00pm

Democratic Convention Protestors Will Be Blasted With Ray Guns and…

If you're unhappy that Hillary Clinton lost the nomination to Barack Obama, you better think twice before showing your displeasure at next month's Democratic National Convention. According to CNN, the city of Denver is purchasing tons of high-tech weapons to use on unruly DNC protesters, which may include goo-guns that … » 7/07/08 1:17pm 7/07/08 1:17pm

Schizo Beam Can Put Voices In Your Head From Afar

Non-lethal yet still horribly unpleasant weapons are all the rage these days, from puke rays to pink tasers. What's the next step? How about a beam that inserts voices into your head? Yes, you could be minding your own business looting a Best Buy during a riot and all of the sudden there's a voice coming from inside… » 2/18/08 11:45am 2/18/08 11:45am