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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:57 PM
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Okay, I have a mini rant here
They (Congress) are considering making the TASER available to the public, (no to pepper spray and mace - but yes to this?) anyway...I can see it as useful to rapist, that don't use lethal force since they don't like raping corpses, or robbers who don't want the charge of manslaugher or murder in the process of a felony...so when these do get used by the bad guys, since the cops consider TASER safe, will it then follow that it is not considered a weapon, since it's safe? I think you can see where I'm going with this....Home invasions, rapes, muggings, robberies, car jackings, on and on....sure makes the bad guys lives easier.....
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luxpara Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:01 PM
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1. but but but -
if you make tasers illegal, then only illegals will have tasers!!!!

um, wait...
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Tux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:02 PM
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2. It could
But maybe not. Plenty of guns yet the child abuction trend couple years ago only had one case that the guy used a gun, rest had knives. If women and others are concerned, try to convince COngress we have enough weapons. If they do pass it, I doubt a taser could handle a Glock. Go, women!
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:23 PM
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3. Intent determines whether it's a weapon or not, not form.
If you use a brick to assault somebody, the brick is legally considered to be a weapon.

Tasers used to assault people would be weapons.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:24 PM
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4. We are already dangerous enough with
guns and pepper spray... This is what ever body needs
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