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1:44 pm, September 29th, 2007 - 1 comment
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Police Minister Annette King has sensibly decided to wait for a police report on their trial of the Taser stun gun before making any decisions about whether it should be added to their armoury.
Predictably, NZ First MP, Ron “knee-jerk” Mark, has demanded that police immediately issue them to front line staff as a result of the Stephen Bellingham incident on Wednesday.
Elsewhere in the blogosphere, self-proclaimed “reasonable conservative” blogger Jon Swift wonders on the back of the story about a student being tasered at a Kerry speech whether, in fact, we’re tasering *enough* people…
I am 100% in favor of tasering obnoxious people, whether they are conservative, liberal or radically moderate. In fact, I don’t think we are tasering people enough and that this country would be better off if we had more tasering not less.
Taser International is marketing a fashionable pink taser [pictured] for women that should keep overly flirtatious men in check. And widespread use of tasers would reduce the number of both surly waiters and annoying customers arguing over every little charge on their restaurant bills.
“New Zealand First MP Ron Mark backed the association, saying police had only a baton, pepper spray and a pistol to use in their defence when dealing with violent offenders.”
hmmm…what about communication or walking away , crikey even a police dog would be better than murdering someone.