Como dizer "Arma paralisante/ de eletrochoque" em inglês

Stun gun/ Electroshock weapon

"Edric Kennedy-Macfoy says he was abused, assaulted and shot with a stun gun when he tried to help Met officers"

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For the company, see Taser International. For the sailboat, see Tasar.
"Tase" redirects here. For the acronym TASE, see Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
A Taser, with cartridge removed, making an electric arc between its two electrodes

A Taser is an electroshock weapon that uses electrical current to disrupt voluntary control of muscles. Created and marketed by Taser International, the name "Taser" is both a brand and a registered trademark of Taser International.[1] The device functions by effecting "neuromuscular incapacitation"[2] and the devices' mechanism "Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD) technology".[3] Someone struck by a Taser experiences stimulation of his or her sensory nerves and motor nerves, resulting in strong involuntary muscle contractions. Tasers do not rely only on pain compliance, except when used in Drive Stun mode, and are thus preferred by some law enforcement over non-Taser stun guns and other electronic control weapons.[4][5][6] At the present time, there are two main police models, the M26 and X26. Both come with various accessories, including a laser sight and optional mounted digital video camera that can record in low-light situations. Taser International is also marketing a civilian model called the C2. On 27 July 2009, Taser introduced the X3, capable of firing three times without reload.[7][8]

Tasers were introduced as non-lethal weapons to be used by police to subdue fleeing, belligerent, or potentially dangerous people, who would have otherwise been subjected to what they consider more lethal weapons (such as a firearm). Since teaming up with police forces in 1999, Taser has had widespread success, with a 2009 Police Executive Research Forum study stating that officer injuries drop by 76% when a Taser is used.[9] However, while Taser CEO Rick Smith has stated that police surveys show that the device has saved 75,000 lives[9] , there has been some controversy over several incidents where Taser use resulted in serious injury or death.[10] Following concerns that the use of Tasers could be abused,[11] Taser International has rolled out its latest product, Axon. Designed as a video surveillance system that records police officer response calls, the Axon system is meant to give people a first hand view of what an officer sees and encounters while in the line of duty.[12] Highlighted in recent news, Taser claims that the new Axon product “has an effect on the conduct of suspects and officers alike,” and that “From a liability standpoint, the video you capture often saves you against claims down the road.”[9]
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