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  • Slain NOPD officer used stun gun on suspect but weapon didn't stop his killer, warrant says

    10/15/2017 2:45:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    http://www.theadvocate.com/ ^ | 10/15/17 | Ramon Antonio Vargas
    The man accused of fatally shooting a New Orleans policeman early Friday managed to recover from being shocked with a stun gun to kill the officer moments later, according to documents released Saturday. An arrest warrant for Darren Bridges, 30, on counts of first-degree murder and other offenses gives the most complete account yet made public about how authorities believe he gunned down 29-year-old Officer Marcus McNeil in the vicinity of the 6800 block of Cindy Place, in New Orleans East. Bridges was later shot by one of McNeil's colleagues, and he surrendered to authorities rather than bleed to death...
  • NY: More Fruit of Caetano: Ban on Stun Guns Challenged

    12/14/2016 3:11:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The unanimous Supreme Court decision in the New Jersey Caetano case is now being used against New York State's ban on stun guns. In the Caetano PER CURIAM decision (pdf), the Court held that: The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States,” McDonald v.Chicago, 561 U. S. 742, 750 (2010). A few days...
  • Stun Guns And Other "Arms" As Legal Alternatives

    04/23/2016 7:36:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | April 23, 2016 | Tom Correa
    Friends, while I'm not going to discuss the particulars of my sister's divorce or what I was told about how she was cheated on, battered, and abused during her marriage. My concern is for her safety these days. This is because her soon-to-be-former-husband has made a number of threats against her life. And friends, these are not "alleged" threats simply because I've seen them and verified them to be real.  Fearing for her safety and security even more so in recent months, my sister has gone to the El Dorado County Court to request and obtain a Restraining Order...
  • Supreme Court knocks down SJC’s stun-gun ruling

    03/22/2016 7:20:23 AM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 03/22/2016 | Bob McGovern
    The Supreme Court has zapped a decision by the Bay State’s highest court that found the Second Amendment does not apply to stun guns. The nation’s highest court ruled that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s reasoning for allowing a ban of stun guns ran afoul of a 2008 decision by the late Justice Antonin Scalia that guaranteed an individual’s right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes. The SJC will have to hear the case again, which will give Jaime Caetano — a woman who was caught with a stun gun in her purse — a chance to erase...
  • Two former Ga. police officers charged with murder for stun gun death of handcuffed man

    08/18/2015 2:46:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/18/2015 | By Wesley Lowery
    Two former police officers from East Point, Ga. have been indicted on charges of murder in the April 2014 death of Gregory Towns, a 24-year-old unarmed black man who died after a stun gun was used on him while he was in handcuffs. Former Cpl. Howard Weems and Sgt. Marcus Eberhart were indicted on charges of felony murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and several charges of violation of an oath by a public officer. ~snip~ The two officers approached Towns as he left his mother’s apartment complex after allegedly having been involved in a domestic dispute. Towns ran, but was...
  • WI: Woman School Worker, with Permit, Placed on Leave for Stun Gun in Glove Box

    02/21/2015 12:07:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A Wisconsin woman who works for the Oconomowoc School District is being harassed over the possession of an electrical stun gun in her vehicle's glove box.  She may be criminally charged.  In most of the country, this would not be an issue.  But Wisconsin is a swing state.   In the 90's, Democrats dominated, and passed a law that seemed designed to snare legal gun owners, modeled after the Federal gun free school zone act.   The act has been an abysmal failure nationally.   School shooting shot up after the act passed.    The federal law was ruled unconstitutional in 1995, and...
  • Ferguson testing device aimed at reducing fatal encounters (MO/Michael Brown)

    02/05/2015 10:30:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 4, 2015 6:45 PM ET | Jim Salter
    As police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson seek alternatives to the sort of lethal force that led to Michael Brown’s death, they’re testing a new device that attaches to a handgun barrel and is designed to turn a bullet into a projectile intended to stun but not kill. Mayor James Knowles III said Wednesday that a few Ferguson officers will test the device, known as the Alternative, at a shooting range Thursday. But Knowles said the department is early in the evaluation stage and the city has not decided whether to purchase the device. […] The Alternative is...
  • Poll: Does the 2nd Amendment Cover Stun Guns?

    11/29/2014 7:25:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 59 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There is an interesting court case proceeding in Massachusetts.  A homeless woman was given a stun gun for defensive purposes.  She used it to defend herself against domestic abuse.  She was arrested for shoplifting, and the police found the stun gun, which is banned in Massachusetts, one of only five states to do so.   In her defense, her public defender is claiming her second amendment rights cover the stun gun. In Michigan,the state supreme court ruled that stun guns are protected by the second amendment.   One of the arguments of the prosecutor in Massachusetts seems to be that there...
  • Police promote commander in ‘excessive force’ case (Albuquerque)

    05/15/2014 11:52:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2014 11:56 PM EDT | Russell Contreras
    Albuquerque police promoted a commander who was accused in a lawsuit of burning off part a homeless man’s ear with a stun gun, officials announced Thursday. Albuquerque Police Department Chief Gorden Eden said in a statement he was promoting two Albuquerque commanders to the newly created rank of major in response to a harsh U.S. Justice Department report that was critical of Albuquerque police’s use of excessive force and demanded the agency adopt a number of reforms. Foothills Area Commander Timothy Gonterman and Criminal Investigations Commander Anthony Montano will now oversee the East and West Side Field Services Divisions respectively,...
  • Manchester police seize stun gun disguised as iPhone (UK)

    03/09/2014 10:14:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8 March 2014 | Last updated at 08:41 ET
    A stun gun disguised as a mobile phone has been seized from a 14-year-old boy in Manchester. Police said the weapon, which looks like a black iPhone and emits a strong electric shock, was found when the boy was searched. An officer suffered a shock as he examined it, but was not seriously hurt. A knife was also seized during the search, prompted after reports four teenagers were racially abusing a bus driver in Portland Street. …
  • Philadelphia: Women Get Into Stun Gun Fight Inside Pa. Mall (Brawl VIDEO)

    11/29/2013 5:34:13 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 53 replies
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  • Cops: Tinley Park man used stun gun on wife after Bears win

    11/05/2013 7:34:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 5, 2013 | Gregory Pratt
    The Chicago-Green Bay rivalry intensified for one couple after a south suburban Bears fan won a bet with his Packers fan wife at a bar in Wisconsin, police said. John M. Grant, 42, of Tinley Park and his wife watched the Bears beat the Packers Monday night at Sidelines Tap in Mayville, Wis., according to police. Grant told police he and his wife made a bet that he could use a Taser on her if the Bears won. The two were in the alley smoking a cigarette at one point when Grant used the Taser “two times on her buttocks,”...
  • 'Point 'em out, knock 'em out': Brutal game ends when assault victim fires his concealed handgun

    08/26/2013 10:45:56 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 152 replies
    Mlive ^ | 8-26-2013 | John Barnes
    The game was called "point 'em out, knock 'em out," and it was as random as it was brutal.The object: Target an innocent victim for no other reason than they are there, then sucker punch him or her.But on this day in Lansing, there would be no punch. The teen-age attacker had a stun gun. He did not know his would-be victim was carrying a legally concealed pistol. The teen lost the game................The 17-year-old in gym shorts approached his target. The 28-year-old Lansing man was waiting for his daughter at her school-bus stop at REO Road and Ballard Street.....The teen...
  • Prosecutors: Spurned woman used stun gun on ex-boyfriend

    06/30/2013 7:27:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 30, 2013 | Jennifer Delgado
    A Gary, Ind., woman was arrested over the weekend after she allegedly shocked her ex-boyfriend four times with a stun gun after he told her he was with another woman, authorities said Police say Chanelle Luckett showed up at her ex-boyfriend’s far South Side home at 4:40 a.m. after he didn’t answer any of her 30 phone calls.
  • Accused Rapist Gets 3800-Watt Stun Gun Past TSA Agents at JFK Airport

    04/02/2013 9:51:05 PM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 28 replies
    TSA Watch ^ | 04/2/2013 | TSA Watch
    Well isn't this just ducky. It seems that yesterday, Port Authority police arrested an accused rapist at New York’s JFK Airport just as he was getting ready to board his flight to London.They found a stun gun in his carry-on luggage, which he somehow managed to get past the intrepid TSA agents at the security screening checkpoint.This wasn't some zap-your-frat-brothers-on-a-dare stun gun, folks. This was a 3800-watt stun gun that the accused is alleged to have used to subdue his girlfriend before repeatedly raping her the day prior to his arrest.When asked how the suspect, 23-year old Prodromos Vasilopoulos, was...
  • Florida Homeowner Forced to Shoot Attacker After Friend is 'Shocked' with Stun Gun, Beaten

    11/22/2012 12:28:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    guns.com ^ | 21 November, 2012 | dabneybailey
    A Holly Hill, Florida homeowner was forced to open fire when two men attacked his friend and proceeded to enter the house in an attempted robbery Saturday around 10 p.m. The incident left one of the two men dead and the other on the run. According to the Daytona Beach News Journal, Kenneth Conley, 53, was eating supper on the front porch of his friend 62-year-old Jerry Stremovihtg's house when two men approached Conley, shocked him with a stun gun and then started beating him with brass knuckles. Police said that they aren't sure what the motive was for the...
  • Pentagon Develops Easy Capture Nano-second Electrical Pulse Stun Gun

    07/12/2012 2:58:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    gadizmo.com ^ | 12 July, 2012 | R.J. Huneke
    Get fired upon and instantaneously be rendered unconscious by the Department of Defense’s newest non-lethal, but beefed up, stun gun. This Nano-second Electrical Pulse Stun Gun (nsEP) is one of several projects that the Department of Defense showcased on June 22 at the Non-Lethal Weapons Industry Day in Quantico, Virginia. It is in the early prototype stages, per the Pentagon’s PDF, and the nsEP gun is currently being tested on animals (ouch) to see if it will be safe for human utilization. They say the Nanosecond Electrical Pulses (nsEP) have the potential to cause a non-lethal disabling effect, and that...
  • Sharpton, Jackson, Media Silent About Hate Crime in S.C.

    04/02/2012 10:26:58 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 25 replies
    New American ^ | 4-2-12 | Cort Kirkwood
    Six black men assaulted a white man outside a restaurant in Seneca, S.C. on March 17 after insulting him with a racial remark. Such was the severity of the beating and obvious racial motive that local police have referred the case to federal officials. However, contrary to their usual reaction in such matters, the national media have yet to jump on the case, and civil rights leaders have said nothing about it. The leftist media’s and “civil rights” groups' silence on the subject stands in sharp contrast to their handling of the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26...
  • Self-defense Devices Other Than Guns

    11/10/2011 9:07:50 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 124 replies · 1+ views
    self ^ | 11/ | A Navy Vet
    Things are getting dicey. While some States allow gun open carry and others allow concealed or both, many good folks just don't want to have to carry all the time. While I wish all good citizens would carry, here is an alternative for those who still would defend themselves and those innocents around them.
  • Slain Pa. officer had pointed stun gun at 2 dogs

    08/12/2011 12:20:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 261 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 12, 2011
    FREEMANSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a police officer slain while responding to a domestic disturbance in a small eastern Pennsylvania borough had pointed a stun gun at two dogs before being shot. The Morning Call of Allentown reports Freemansburg police Officer Robert Lasso had pointed at the attacking dogs when the homeowner pulled out a shotgun and fired the fatal blast Thursday evening.