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    Taser International on Monday unveiled a new stun gun which is capable of shocking three people without having to reload. Taser unveils multi-shot stun gun 27
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      Taser International on Monday unveiled a new stun gun which is capable of shocking three people without having to reload.


      Taser unveils multi-shot stun gun
      27 Jul 2009
      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/5920359/Taser-unveils-multi-shot-stun-gun.html


      Older Taser stun guns, widely in use in law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Britain, have to be reloaded after one shot, which can be a problem for an officer who has missed a target or has more than one suspect to subdue.
      The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company unveiled its first new device in six years to hundreds of law enforcement officers and distributors at its annual conference.

      The new model costs $1,799 (£1,090), compared with $799 for the older model, but Steve Tuttle, a Taser spokesman, said there will be "very generous" trade-in programmes for law enforcement agencies.

      The new stun gun is not yet available. Mr Tuttle said the company would announce the release date in the next month.

      Like the older models, the new stun gun shoots two barbed wires that deliver electrical currents for several seconds, temporarily immobilising people from a distance.

      Human rights groups contend Tasers cause heart attacks. But Mr Tuttle said the company has won 96 of 97 wrongful-death lawsuits filed against it and is appealing after being found 15 per cent responsible in the one suit it lost.

      Amnesty International has said that two minors have been killed by Tasers in the US this year and 351 deaths have been caused by a Taser in the US since June 2001. The human rights organisation says on its website that most of people who have been killed by Tasers were not carrying weapons.

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