Not-quite-manportable stun gun for crowds

#1
Out next year:

http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996014

Only a 3 meter range and tabletop sized for the early versions (right, who's carrying that then? Will it run on 349 batteries? How many will I need to charge?! :).

The usual groups seem worried about innocents getting 'hurt' but it's got to be better than getting hit by a load of 7.62 rounds. Similarly some concerns over their use for torture, but I think recent news shows you can be very unpleasant without needing anything so sophisticated.

Anyway I think this looks like good news once the 'real thing' has been developed; you can clobber everybody and then sort through the lot to find the Bad Guys in your own time.
 
#2
What happened to armoured cars with Water canons on the top? never heard of anyone getting killed by a 40 tone water pistol?

Rincewind
 
#3
Rincewind said:
What happened to armoured cars with Water canons on the top? never heard of anyone getting killed by a 40 tone water pistol?

Rincewind
If you ran over the feckers with it, that would work. Certainly do 'em a damage!
 

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