source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...i-business-hedTaser Int'l Develops Shotgun Shells
PHOENIX -- The nation's largest stun-gun manufacturer is working on a new way to deliver electricity to the human body: through 12-gauge shotgun shells.
Though it's still being developed, Taser International Inc. says the new product will allow police officers and U.S. troops to hit someone from a much greater distance than its current line of Tasers, which Amnesty International has cited in more than 120 deaths.
The eXtended Range Electro-Muscular Projectile, or XREP, will be a shotgun shell designed to combine the blunt-force trauma of a fast-moving baseball with the electrical current of a stun gun.
I wonder though... Would these be used to stop someone from running away from a police officer...? Gives a new meaning to "Stop! or I'll shoot". lasma: