Are Tasers Safe?

Most security personnel defend the use of Tasers, but Amnesty International said that there have been more than 100 Taser-related deaths since 2001. What do you think?

  • “You wouldn't be complaining about Tasers if you had a rubber bullet lodged within inches of your heart like me.”

    Harold Wilson –
    Sound Producer

  • “As a man who wears a thick-rubber gimp suit on his midnight visits to the nursing school, I have no problem with Taser use.”

    Mark Stuttgart –
    Sales Manager

  • “If you're a cop, deadly force is the last thing you want to use. However, if you're a really twisted cop, a weapon that leaves a suspect flopping about like an epileptic puppy is dead-bang perfect.”

    Karl Gordon –
    Police Officer

  • “People complain that getting hit by a Taser is really painful, but in reality it doesn't hurt until your hypothalamus starts working again.”

    Mary Watkins –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I only hope this controversy doesn't affect my soon-to-be-launched national family-fun franchise, Taser Tag.”

    Sam Williamson –
    Sheet-Metal Worker

  • “Tasers are too much of a hazard. I guess the police will just have to go back to using tractor beams.”

    Ellen Anderson –
    Chef