Tasers Can Stop The Heart And Kill

1486 words - 6 pages

Outlaw Tasers
Some may say tasers are good and that they are lifesaving, but the shock that comes from the taser can be extremely painful and life threatening. If the taser does not take a life, it can ultimately impact and alter the taser victim’s life. Furthermore, like most products the taser is not always one hundred percent effective or reliable. Due to how dangerous the taser is, with intention or not, and the many outcomes by its use, they should be banned.
Though it is suggested the taser would be a safer solution to apprehend an attacking person rather than firing a gun at them instead, there is a defect that prevents it from doing so. For the TASER device to be effective, both electrode barbs must hit the target for the device to be effective which means that if one barb hits the target while the other misses, the person hoping for protection may be in trouble. This is because the necessary circuit is incomplete so the current, which has to be able to circulate between the two barbs, won’t be delivered having no effect. Also malfunctions can occur if the Taser, “… has been damaged in a fight, the battery has no charge, or if the probes of the Taser cartridge have not penetrated the individual’s skin/clothing to complete the circuit that is necessary for the Taser to work” (Knight) which renders the device ineffective.
Other times both electrode barbs have made the essential contact, but the target may have thick clothing on, a few layers of clothing or maybe a winter coat, which does not allow the barbs to reach the skin. Another situation where the probes will be ineffective is if the target is under the influence of a stimulant drugs, for example PCP or methamphetamine. In the end, many factors can play a role into the taser’s effectiveness and inadequacy.
Although tasers have a good range of approximately fifteen to twenty feet, the taser is not one hundred percent accurate. This, “…disadvantage is that …[there is] only…one shot – [he or she] ha[s] to wind up and re-pack the electrode wires, as well as load a new gas cartridge, each time [he or she] fire[s]”(37). Also when firing, the probes have to be at a vertical position aiming at a standing target. If the electrode barbs were to fail to apprehend the target, the one using the taser would be put at risk since they would have to put the taser back together properly and make sure the probe cartridge is place accurately for another chance to fire. It may seem easy to put the taser back properly, but there are precautions one would have to take to be safe from harm to themselves.
To avoid being tased, there are safety measures one should take such as when loading and unloading the taser’s cartridges. One must hold the taser on the device’s either side or top. These precautions while:
1. Verify that the safety switch is in the down (SAFE) position.
2. Point the device in a safe direction.
3. Place the cartridge into the front of the weapon until an audible click is heard....

Find Another Essay On Tasers Can Stop The Heart And Kill

Persuasive Speech: You Can Stop the Genocide in Darfur

878 words - 4 pages Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience to get involved and to help stop the genocide in Darfur Introduction I stand before you a white male, who has not experienced much of this world; I am but fifteen years old. I have little knowledge of our societies and how we work yet it is obvious how the political powers think and how they operate the world. We should not be thinking with only greed in our minds, we should not be

Can e-books replace print books and kill the chain bookstore?

666 words - 3 pages Kobo is a Toronto based e-book reader firm that was established in May 2010. It has an internal rechargeable battery that can last for about two months and it can store up to 1000 books (1 GB). Globally in the e-book industry, by the year 2013, 20% of the e-books shipped were from Kobo, 55% were from Amazon, 10% were from Barnes and Noble and 6% from Sony. By August 2013, Kobo became the number two retailer in Japan and it owns 3% of the market

Faith and the Heart

1163 words - 5 pages us know that we are just human and things can happen. One of the most gratifying moments has been that co-workers whom I would never know their religious affiliation will talk to me about personal matters and not feel awkward at all. The old saying that one wears heart ache on their sleeve, perhaps when we believe we also wear our heart on our sleeve REFERENCES: Towns, Elmer, “Core Christianity” (What is Christianity all About?) Published by AMG Publication, Copyright, 2007

The Stop and Frisk Policy Analysis

1498 words - 6 pages ). According to the reading stress responses to microaggression are more internal, like insomnia, mood swings, pounding heart, constant anxiety, emotional and social withdrawal, etc., but it can be inferred that changing clothes and daily routines is also a part of minorities’ emergency stress response system. The police aren’t just making people feel scared in the moment of being Stop and Frisked but affecting how they act and respond to daily

Drinking and Driving and what you can try to do to stop your friends from drinking,

577 words - 2 pages , why not just educate them on simple precautions that can be taken to prevent drinking and driving.One of the best and oldest ways to stop drinking under the influence is having a designated driver. It's not a hard thing to do. Just asking someone responsible to accompany you to a party (or whatever it may be) in which you know there will be alcohol. If you don't know if there will be alcoholic beverages served, take a responsible friend anyway

Trojans,Worms, and Viruses: What Are They and What Can You Do to Stop Them

2339 words - 10 pages only threat. If you are new to the world of computers, you might not. The three types of malware that will try to harm your PC or your data in any way are Trojans, worms, and the most famous, viruses. These three are very different and all are terrible for you and your PC. Trojans are a type of program that can and usually will hurt a PC through software and hardware. The way it gets into the computer is by fooling the computer user into

How Are We Affected by Global Warming and How Can We Stop It?

1589 words - 6 pages How are we effected by global warming and how can we stop it? Global warming directly effects everyone and everything on Earth. The concentration of greenhouse gasses is climbing at an alarming rate. Many negative issues will take place if nothing is done stop the destruction of the Earth's atmosphere. Humans, plants, and animals contribute to the cycle of life on earth. The extinction of plants and animals caused by global warming can lead

The Heart and Blood Circulation

704 words - 3 pages blood to the right atrium in the heart. When the right atrium squeezes, it pushes blood through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle. Like the other three heart valves this is a one way valve (blood can only flow in one direction). When the right ventricle contracts, it pushes blood through the pulmonary valve and on into the lungs. Because it does not take much pressure to get blood to the lungs and back, the right

Heart and the Fist Reflection

1103 words - 4 pages the bad parts of a country that are shown on the news.I think the book The Heart and the Fist was chosen to represent the Public Affairs Mission, because it represents all three of the pillars in the theme, The Ethical Citizen: Can you make a difference? The three pillars are: cultural competence, community engagement, and ethical leadership. Cultural competence is shown a lot when Greitens goes to other different countries and communicates with

Rhetorical Analysis of Speeches in to Kill a Mockingbird, Battle of Falkirk, and Brave Heart

1490 words - 6 pages further. This was heavily under the influence of Cicero and Aristotle. The speeches I have chosen to study are the closing speech of Atticus Fitch in the novel to “Kill a Mockingbird” and the “Battle of Falkirk” by William Wallace in the movie “Brave heart.” Atticus’s speech occurs in a courtroom in Maycomb in Alabama State at the trial of Tom Robinson, who had been accused of raping a white woman. This was in the 1930s. Alabama was in the Deep

Stop Shooting the Bacon and Shoot the Cafe!

1080 words - 4 pages her a lot, although I can not say I loved her. I remembered how many times I tried to go for her, and I remembered that we would tell each other everything...She seemed clear from any danger but within seconds later she died in her sleep, and the doctors ran in trying to bring her back but nothing worked... she was gone. Her beautiful looks would soon turn pale and cold with no pulse. One doctor covered her face with the white hospital sheet

Similar Essays

Only Parents Can Stop The Violence

886 words - 4 pages Only Parents Can Stop the Violence In today’s society there is a debate going on about whether or not violence has an effect on young children and teenagers. On one hand there are people saying that violence on television has no effect on children. On the other hand it is very easy to prove that television violence has a direct effect on children. There are many studies that show how obvious the impact of television is on the way

Can The Kyoto Protocol Stop Climate Change?

3183 words - 13 pages Can the Kyoto Protocol fix the climate change? Climate change may be a serious problem for the future human generation, but many countries have pushed the climate change aside due to not enough scientific evidences to prove. Since the end of World War II, the world has done a great job to live in peace. Despite some conflicts, overall world has lived peaceful under the United Nation. However, the climate change will disturb the world peace and

The Endangerment And Mass Extinction Of The Tiger: Can We Stop It?

1197 words - 5 pages destruction of their habitat. In reaction to the human impact on their habitats, these carnivores do nothing to help themselves. It is common for species such as the tiger to kill members of their own species. This, added to the destruction of the population from human kind will end them more quickly than anyone could imagine. It is suggested that endangerment can be reversed and being aware of these species, and putting heavy protection on their habitat

Nuclear Radiation: Effects, Facts And How We Can Stop It

538 words - 3 pages called "ionizing" radiation, which has the ability to take an electron from an atom. This is important because it is something that is happening all around the world, not just in one place. This problem is quite big. There is usually a nuclear power plant in most countries, which has the power to have a meltdown, and cause nuclear radiation. Also, most countries are surrounded by natural sources such as rocks, which can produce radium. Radium decay