Recent Incidents Concerning Use of taser Guns
Released on = December 25, 2004, 10:10 pm
Press Release Author = V. Irvinf L./Hospitality Vendors
Industry = Defense
Press Release Summary = We are attempting to enlighten the public about the use of
energy weapons (taser guns, stun guns)
Press Release Body = FOCUS OF THIS PRESS RELEASE: Media coverage of incidents
involving the use of Energy Weapons in law enforcement and self-defense have not
slowed the popularity in sales of Taser Guns and Stun Guns in the Greater Metro
area. Rising crime rates in the area and increasingly strained police forces have
fostered the spread of a self-defense mentality. As a result of media coverage,
citizens are more aware of the efficacy and utility of these weapons. The security
and self-defense fields continue to grow as citizens feel the need to be protected.
Citizens seek to arm themselves with legal and easy to use defensive weapons. Taser
Guns, Stun Guns, Pepper Sprays, and Tear Gas sales are increasing.
COMPANY PROFILE: We are a security, surveillance and self-defense products supplier
and a national point of reference regarding the safe purchase and use of Energy
Weapons, generally known as Taser and Stun Guns. We are authorized vendors for local
law enforcement and business security groups. As a national Internet-based and mail
order Police and Self-Defense Equipment Supplier, our clients are police
departments, schools, colleges and universities, hotels and mass event venues, trade
shows and conventions, senior residential facilities, condominium associations,
hospitals, day care centers, and manufacturing plants.
COMPANY MISSION: We make your lives safer and mark a line in the sand against
today's climate of uncertainty and terror. Our self-defense products are of great
interest to students, singles, senior citizens, and staff leaving a campus late.
Hospitality Vendors has a full catalog available on the internet at our website
store featuring police and security equipment appropriate for crowd and riot
control, as well as private civilian use, to meet security and self-defense needs.
We will continue to meet public interest and educate the media with factualperformance specific information.
GENERAL CONTACT INFORMATION: Name: DefenseFromTerror.Com Telephone: 1 (216)
527-2709 E-Mail Address: email@example.com Website Address:
ENERGY WEAPONS AS DEFENSIVE TOOLS NEW Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD) Technology
There are two categories of energy weapons: Stun weapons and EMD weapons. STUN
WEAPONS: Traditional stun technology operates in a 7-14 Watt range and interferes
with communication signals of the nervous system of the target. Stun guns mainly
target the sensory nervous system. Like static on the communication lines between
the brain and the body, stun systems interfere with the human command and control
systems. However, a small percentage of people with a very high tolerance for
electrical stimulation can fight through the effect of these 7-14 Watt systems. EMD
WEAPONS: EMD weapons use a more powerful 18 to 26 Watt electrical signal to
completely override the central nervous system and directly control the skeletal
muscles. This EMD effect causes an uncontrollable contraction of the muscle tissue,
allowing the M-Series to physically debilitate a target regardless of pain tolerance
or mental foc
The AIR TASER 34000 series is a stun weapon using the same settings used by law
enforcement for over 20 years. The ADVANCED TASER M-Series are EMD weapons --
specifically designed to stop even the most elite, aggressive, focused combatants.
Rather than simply interfering with communication between the brain and muscles, the
ADVANCED TAZER EMD systems directly tell the muscles what to do: contract until the
target is in the fetal position on the ground. The ADVANCED TAZER provides for
maximum safety for both the officer and the subject by bringing dangerous situations
quickly under control before force escalates to lethal levels.
The new ADVANCED
TASER M-18 series has almost 100% effectiveness rating. It combines the injury
reducing benefits of traditional stun technology with a quantum leap in stopping
power via new Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD) technology. In police studies, the
new Advanced Tazer has a higher instant incapacitation rate than a 9mm hand gun. The
Tazer shoots out 2 darts attached to 15 feet of wire. 50,000 volts travels over
the wires and over-rides the central nervous system providing incredible takedown
HOW DOES AN AIR TASER WORK? Upon firing, compressed nitrogen projects two AIR TASER
probes 15 feet at a speed of 135 feet per second. An electrical signal transmits
throughout the region where the probes make contact with the body or clothing. The
result is an instant loss of the attacker’’s neuromuscular control and any ability
to perform coordinated action. AIR TASER uses an automatic timing mechanism to apply
the electric charge. The TASER releases an electric current in a pre-set time
sequence (an initial seven seconds followed by several 1.8 second breaks for a total
time of about 30 seconds in each cycle). This cycle ensures that the nervous system
of the target does not recover instantly to allow him to remove the probes. The
follow-on bursts disrupt the process of re-equilibration of the nervous system.
While the target is disabled, the user can place the device on the ground andescape.
HOW CAN THE AIR TASER BE SO EFFECTIVE YET NON-INJURIOUS? The AIR TASER does not
depend upon impact or body penetration to achieve its effect. Its pulsating
electrical output interferes with communication between the brain and the muscular
system, resulting in loss of control. However, the AIR TASER is non-destructive to
nerves, muscles and other body elements. It simply affects them in their natural
mode. No deaths have ever been directly attributed to the TASER.
WHAT HAS TESTING REVEALED REGARDING THE AIR TASER? Anesthesiologist and specialist
in medical electronics, Dr. Frank Summers, MD of St. Joseph’’s Hospital, Orange,
California, directed tests of volunteers at St. Joseph’’s in 1971 and 1974. Dr.
Summers stated, "...We undertook this [volunteer test] in the operating rooms at St.
Joseph’’s Hospital. We had an assembly of cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists...
we had a real [TASER]. We tested extensively and made movies. The tests were
impressive. We monitored all parameters of physiology, including
electrocardiographs. The tests did not produce any lethal effects and we found that
the background work that had been done did indeed pan out in practice."
DOES THE TASER AFFECT THE HEART OR A PACEMAKER? The AIR TASER’s output is well below
the level established as "safe" by the federal government in approving such devices
as the electrified cattle fence. In a medical study of the Model XR 5000ÔÔ
electronic stun gun, Dr. Robert Stratbucker Nebraska University Medical Center
confirms that the T-Wave does not interrupt the heartbeat or damage a pacemaker. A
modern pacemaker is designed to withstand electrical defibrillator pulses that are
hundreds of times stronger than the AIR TASER’’s output. The AIR TASER current of
0.3 joules is well below the 10-50 joule threshold above which cardiac ventricular
fibrillation can occur. High voltage, in itself, is not dangerous. One can receive a
25,000-volt shock of static electricity from a doorknob on a dry day without harm.
The physiological effect of electrical shock is determined by: the current, its
duration, and the power source that produces the shock. The typical household
110 volts is dangerous because it can pump many amperes of current throughout the
body indefinitely. The AIR TASER power supply consists of an alkaline 9-Volt
battery capable of supplying less than 3 watts of electrical power for a few
WILL THE TASER CAUSE ELECTROCUTION? No. The output is metered by the electronics and
the electrical energy in each pulse is always the same, regardless of the target
condition. The electrical output will not be transferred from one person to another
even if they touch. AIR TASER, Inc.’s president has been stunned by an AIR TASER
while standing in water to emphasize this point.
WHAT ARE THE AFTEREFFECTS? A person hit with an AIR TASER will feel dazed for
several minutes. The pulsating electrical output causes involuntary muscle
contractions and a resulting sense of vertigo. It can momentarily stun or render an
attacker unconscious. AIR TASER’’s low electrical amperage and short duration of
pulsating current, ensures a non-lethal charge. It does not cause permanent damage
or long-term effects to muscles, nerves or other body functions. A January 1987
Annals of Emergency Medicine study reported TASER technology leaves no long term
injuries compared with 50% long term injuries for gun shot injuries.
MUST THE PROBES PENETRATE THE BODY TO BE EFFECTIVE? No. The electrical current will"jump" up to two inches as long as both probes are attached to clothing or skin. At
most, only the 3/8-inch needlepoint will penetrate the skin. They have less energy
than a spring propelled BB.
WHAT IF THE PROBES MISS? The Air Taser can be used in a touch-stun mode. The user is
thus provided with a final backup if the probes miss the target. Should the user
miss or engage a second attacker, he can touch the unit directly to the target and
it will work like a powerful touch-stun device.
WHAT IS THE BEST-SHOT AT MAXIMUM RANGE? As long as the spread of the probes is at
least 6", the AIR TASER will be extremely effective. To ensure that the spread is
greater than 6", the AIR TASER should be fired at a target several feet away. The
optimum shot is from seven to ten feet away from the target to achieve maximum
effect. At seven to ten feet away - the spread of the probes will be approximately
16", ensuring that the target receives the most efficient T-Wave flow.
DOES TEMPERATURE HAVE A DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON THE AIR TASER? No. The AIR TASER
utilizes compressed nitrogen (an inert gas). The AIR TASER compressed air capsules
have successfully held their charges at temperatures of minus 20ºº F and up to 160ºº
F. Moreover, altitude will not adversely effect the firing of an AIR TASER. In
addition, the temperature will not affect the T-Wave. However, as with any product
containing polycarbonates and other thermoplastics, the AIR TASER and Air Cartridges
should never be left in direct sunlight.
Web Site = http://www.defensefromterror.com
Contact Details = V. Irving L., Owner
2314 Althen Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
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