LAS VEGAS--Taser International is a CES regular. This year, the company's staff was at the trade show in force, demonstrating its new technology and offering to fry anyone crazy enough to. The highlight of its new range is a shotgun with self-contained bullets of electrical agony.
As ludicrous as Tasers are, we can't help but be drawn to the bright yellow guns and incredible electrical power. Most incredible is the Taser X12 shotgun, which can fire a projectile up to 82 feet--most Tasers can only be used from about 16 feet away--and doesn't have wires attached to the gun itself. The cartridge is entirely self-contained, has little fold-out wings that keep it stable in flight, and is designed to puncture the target's skin to deliver its electrical punch.
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