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Giving shocking Christmas gifts

Giving shocking Christmas gifts

It has the same stopping power as a .357 Magnum, costs less than half as much, comes in four designer colors (including "electric blue") and has the added benefit of not actually killing or permanently injuring your target. Probably.
Yes, power shoppers, it's the Taser C2 Personal Protector, an electric shaver-size version of the (probably) non-lethal electric-shock weapon carried by police officers and security guards, not to mention the famous "Don't Tase me, bro!" campus cops at the University of Florida.
For US$299 (US$50 more for the optional laser sights), someone on your holiday shopping list can stun and disable would-be attackers with up to 30 seconds of (probably) non-lethal 50,000 volts of electricity.
Why fool with messy pepper sprays or Mace? Why mess with a holster or fumble around in your waistband or purse for a heavy handgun? A Taser will do the job neatly and give you plenty of time to, um, escape. Sure, Amnesty International reports that since 2001, 290 people have died after being hit with Tasers, but that's a lot fewer than have died from bullet wounds. And Taser International Co. of Scottsdale, Arizona, boasts that it hasn't lost a wrongful-death lawsuit. Yet.
You have to pass a criminal background check before the company will activate your weapon, and when it's fired, it also sprays tiny pieces of plastic confetti engraved with a serial number so the weapon can be tracked to you. You can't recharge it yourself, but if you file a police report and prove you used it legally, the company will replace it free of charge.
Which leaves us only with this thought: What possibly could go wrong?


Updated : 2021-04-17 07:10 GMT+08:00