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Posted about 7 years ago

 

How do you feel about the use of the Tasar gun on the police force?

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On the whole police force???????????? They might not like it. LOL

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In my state they are banned, for whatever reason. Apparently there have been some deaths that concern our attorneys general. I look at it as another tool to insure officer safety and control of an out of control suspect. Easier than fighting to gain compliance. In my opinion, it is a good tool if used properly.

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Don't you have to get hit with it in order to carry one.

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the secret is out, if you want to carry it you have to take a hit... i remember when i was shot with the 45 i was going to carry, it pinched a bit but you get over it. if you want to carry a asp, you have to get struck really hard with it, but these things are being kept from the public, so dont tell anyone.

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This life saving equipment is too costly for the county I'm from. Although this would take away from some of the physical good times we have, I know it would save on Deputy and TURD injuries......I would be willing to take a hit hands down if they would get us the funding.

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Everyone signs one out before hitting the road. They are a great tool. Waiting now for the XREP... the Taser round fired from the 12 gauge... looks nasty.....

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I saw an article about the XREP. Hows it going to work if its wireless? Will you still be able to control the actual tasing?

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Our dept got most of patrol a TASER. They started with the M26 and now we all have x26. Although not mandatory I did volunteer to take a shot to the back. I did not have on a vest, although having a vest on does not matter, it still works. One probe hit me in the upper back and the other in the lower back. I swear I heard the trigger pull then an intense pain, like I was hit by a 2x4, that first stiffened me up and forward momentum I fell forward. If I had not had 2 deputies there to help me gently fall forward I would have clearly smashed me face into the ground. Which, by the way, is how most of the injuries happen with the TASER. Our agency does require a use of force report if used but it is in the use of force continum level with peper spray. I think it is a great tool if properly used and not abused. The first time I used it was on a 85 year old man who did not speak english and neither did his family. He had a knife to his throat and would alternate between waving the knife at police then back to his throat. He was standing in front of his home and his family were all watching from teh windows of the house so handguns were only a last result. We did have a Deputy ready with a handgun while the rest of us had TASERS. The old man had several layers of clothing on so the probes would have a hard time getting through the clothing. When he stuck the knife in his throat we all fired at him at once. One of the probes managed to get close enough to the skin and connected with all the other probes and it took effect. It was enough that we were able to rush in and hold him down so the medics could come in. He was a terminal cancer patient and his family felt it was too cold to go out for a walk. He felt it was the only way he could get his family to let him go out so he stabbed his son then stood outside and waited for us. He said it was worth it to spend some time outside in the fresh air. Yes he had a knife but none of us felt justified in shooting as long has he was not a threat. As soon as he became a threat we had his famiy behind him in the line of fire. For us the TASER was the best option. I feel it is a great tool when appropriate.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Love my taser!!! Yes, I had to get hit with it, but it's good experience to have if you ever get called to testify against a perp. ODIN, your crazy, but that will be next. You have to get hit with your own duty weapon to carry:)


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you haven't been shot with your duty weapon yet... what kind of department do you work for?what about your shot gun, i remember when i was first shot with mine, i was lucky only 7 out of the 9,( 32 cal ) rounds from the 00 buckshot hit me so i was able to go right back to work.

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Ths Taser is great if you don't get dependant on it. I've been hit with both the M and the X and it sucks, wich makes it so much more satisfying when you hit some crook with it.

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I voluteered to get hit to carry. I didnt get hit with the probes they just used the alligator clips which i heard could be worse because of the burn scars it leaves. I still have mine,right ass cheek and left shoulder. It sucked but I am glad I did it that way the the Turd tells me he cant move after the ride is over I know he is full of poo poo! I also participated in a med study so they took blood and had me hooked up to a heart,resperation and sweat monitor to see what kind of effects it had on the body.

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A few of us from my department do carry the X-26's and they are a very useful tool to have on the duty belt. We have an option to get hit with it, and I opted to take a hit. Two probes in the back and on the ground I went. While it hurt for the five second burst, it's lasting effects were shorter than that of pepper spray and it was an instant takedown. I work in our Housing unit and we tend to deal with the not so nice folks. Several have been hit with the TAser and some were repeat offenders. I have yet to encounter one of those who decided to fight or run from us again. Our departmetnt is working on getting more Tasers and the sooner the better...

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

in the dept that i interned in, in nys, they tasered all of the officers before they were able to carry it.. looks extremely painful.. but i guess they have the same theory when in the nys academy and others i'm sure they spray you with oc spray.. or in the nys corrections academy, they put you in a gas chamber.. so you know what it feels like.. my sensei uses same philosophy.. know what the attacks feel like.. so you can do them better.. it does work.. ;)


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also i think it's stupid that they would ban it because of a few deaths.. i mean isn't it used instead of deadly force sometimes.. so if they didn't use the stun gun wouldnt' they maybe.. in not all instances.. but maybe use a firearm therefore resulting in death anyway?


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I had to take a hit before I could carry one. I love my taser. It really takes the fight out of the perp. I have used mine twice and all I can say is sweet. Taking a hit with it really makes you appreciate it.

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ODIN, no not yet:)


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robert831 said:

Don't you have to get hit with it in order to carry one.

here in arkansas, for us to carry any of these, the boton, the pepperspray, and the taser. it has to be used on us. and im a jailer at the carroll county detention center.

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if all possible, if the officer nows how to use it and not abuse it. it should be used

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In our tazer training we were told that the x26 wasn't even considered a less lethal weapon, but it is in fact classified as a non-lethal weapon. And it is a most excellant tool.

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All officers are issued their own. Patrol is required to carry on duty belt. For training it is not mandatory to "Ride the Lightning" But over 95% have.

Have nothing but great things to report on its effective us!


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In texas there is no taser training curriculum that REQUIRES that you be shocked. Riding the lightening is more of a right of passage than a requirement. Do I think that you should take the ride before you can carry it. ABSOLUTELY, it lets you know exactly what it does, after you take that hit, you have absolute trust in the Taser. The public and liberal media have given this tool a horrible name, saying that it causes deaths. Well, there's a hell of alot bigger chance your gonna die if I shoot you with a black talon hollowpoint than a taser, take you pick. You can get up immediately after the taser hit, try doing that after getting a 147 grain labotomy. Simply put, if they (the turds) didn't pursue a couse of action that forced us to use the taser then the wouldn't run the risk of injury, this is true of any of the tools at our disposal, firearms, less lethal shotgun, taser, baton, you name it. You don't want to get hurt or risk getting hurt? QUIT BREAKING THE LAW A$$HOLE!!!


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I am currently in armed security/personal protection. Formerly involved in law enforcement. Even in our industry, security that is, it is an invaluable tool! Yes, even we have to get hit with it to carry it, but as far as im concerned, it was well worth it, simply because of the fact that it has helped us out in a jam on more than one occassion, be it when we are doing patrol at apartment complexes, and get mixed up in someones domestic BS, or working in clubs/bars, when we deal with the "designated drunk A$$" that each bar usually has. We have even noticed, now that the tasers are more in the mainstream of society, just the simple presentation of the weapon itself has been most beneficial in downgrading a situation. Unfortunately, ours are not provided for us, we have to buy our own, but for me, it was sthe best less lethal investment i have ever made! I will continue to carry my taser every day! And i know numerous police officers that swear by them as well. So they are a truly fantastic tool!