stun guns

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 humour! All joking aside, there have been several reports showing the use of high voltage stun guns, like the Taser, (known in the medical world as electronic control devices { ECD’s}) can (rarely) cause cardiac arrest.


Is The Xbox Durango Prankster About To Be Charged With Owning A 'Stun Gun'?

Back in Februrary, a dazed and confused Dan Henry — also known by his handle ‘SuperDaE’ — answered his door to a squad of Western Australian Police officers and a representative from the FBI. They were there to raid Henry’s home in search of the Xbox Durango development console he had attempted to sell on eBay as a prank. After spending months in legal limbo, Henry now expects to be charged on Monday, but not for offences relating to the Durango. Instead, he might only be charged with owning a stun gun.


Disguising Your Stun Gun As A Smartphone Won't Help You Beat Security Scanners

This one should really fall in the “wow, are people really that dumb?” category — but then, yeah, folks are really that dumb. The US TSA notes that last week, somebody tried to smuggle a stun gun on board a plane disguised as a smart phone.


Dog Owner Stun-Gunned For Having Dogs Off Their Leashes

You know when you were a kid and your dad told you that owning a dog would teach you responsibility? Walk him, feed him, clean up after him, keep him on a leash. One California dog walker found out last Sunday that the penalty for non-compliance is a good stun gunning.


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 out that firefighting skills are a must after tasering a guy who’d been huffing keyboard cleaner.


X12 Stun Gun Freezes People From 26 Metres Away

There’s a new stun gun called the X12. And it’s pretty much a freeze ray without the ice.


British Boy Embarks On 'Electric Shock Free-For-All' With Bulgarian Stun Gun

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.


Thunder Stun Gun: 750,000 Volts for 13 US Bucks

You know, there are certain things you just shouldn’t cheap out on—headphones, condoms, HDTVs, and I’m guessing stun guns. But since it’s probably more of a risk for the guy you’re zapping, why not? The Thunder Stun delivers 200,000-750,000 volts for just 13 US bucks. I’m sure it’ll be fine, really. What could possibly go horribly, horribly wrong? [Surplus Computers via Gear Diary]