The Bizarre Failed Weapons That Led to the Stun Gun

Stun guns themselves certainly aren't perfect solutions to the problem crowd control. But compared to what came before it, the modern stun gun seems downright civil. » 5/12/14 1:40pm 5/12/14 1:40pm

Can Stun Guns Cause Cardiac Arrest?

Most of us have probably laughed at someone on television getting shocked by a stun gun. They tense up and fall to the ground, seizing like an epileptic. Once the shocking stops, the person gets up, seemingly unharmed. The occasional wet-your-pants complication is classic humor! All joking aside, there have been… » 3/18/14 6:20am 3/18/14 6:20am

Tasers Include Hidden Feature: Set Suspects on Fire

Poor Officer Lanham of the Lancaster PD: A day after he got his shiny new Taser he had to go through some additional training. Turns that firefighting skills are a must after tasering a guy who'd been huffing keyboard cleaner. » 8/21/09 12:00am 8/21/09 12:00am

World's Smartest Prison Officer Fired After Using a Stun Gun on…

Bad idea: using a taser on someone who's done nothing wrong. Very, very bad idea: using a taser on a bunch of kids visiting a prison for Take Your Son or Daughter to Work Day. » 5/04/09 3:40pm 5/04/09 3:40pm

"Want To See How Painful Our Stun Guns Are? Let Me Show You... On…

Showing a dedication to lightning reviews we could never hope to emulate, this Japanese stun gun company's president tested out his products on himself. That's right, we said PRODUCTS. » 3/20/09 12:30am 3/20/09 12:30am

British Boy Embarks On "Electric Shock Free-For-All" With Bulgarian…

If that headline didn't grab your attention, I don't know what will. A British 13-year-old smuggled a stun gun he bought on vacation into school, and proceeded to go a little zap-crazy. » 3/14/09 8:00pm 3/14/09 8:00pm

Policeman Tases Guy, Sets His Pants on Fire

Ok, we know bad things can happen when the general public use tasers, but cops tasing a guy and setting him on fire? No... really? Apparently the 31-year-old in question was causing a disturbance in an apartment in Hamilton, Ontario, recently, and three police officers attended. Whatever happened after that, the… » 4/23/08 1:40pm 4/23/08 1:40pm

Runt Stun Gun Looks Like Pager, Stings Like Taser

Worried about getting jumped by weirdoes? The 3.25" Runt might be the best stun gun for the money. At least, it sounds pretty cheap: $40 will get you 350,000 volts of juice from this plug-in-the-wall pager lookalike; $10 more gets you 650,000 volts, and $20 gets you a 950,000- volt model. (For a vague idea of what the… » 3/17/08 12:13pm 3/17/08 12:13pm

Guy Who Uses Stun Gun on Son to Toughen Him Up Jailed, Unsurprisingly

The father of an 18-month-old child is off to jail for four years after being found guilty of using a stun gun on the boy. His reason for using the 100,000-volt Dragonfire, which resulted in muscle damage to the kid's heart, was because he wanted his son to be "the toughest cage fighter ever." Yeah, the toughest… » 1/30/08 8:40am 1/30/08 8:40am

Taser Lights Up Your Life

Taser International did a study, the methodology of which seems a bit tepid, in my home town, Columbus, Ohio—Love that Borden Butter Cow! The study showed that the use of stun guns has prevented 14 potentially deadly-force incidents and that 12 of the incidents were directly related to suicide attempts—in Columbus,… » 8/16/05 3:24am 8/16/05 3:24am