The World's First Projectile Taser

Taser International has developed an extended-range taser. It is a 12-gauge shotgun that shoots a shocking cartridge over 100 feet:

The teases have revealed little actual info, but a Taser press release highlights that the X3 will be the "first multi-shot ECD (electronic control device) capable of simultaneously incapacitating multiple targets." That could put some real scatter in less-lethal shotgun action, but also raises potential safety and abuse questions.

For now, rest assured that the X3 probably won't go off accidentally. A YouTube video shows the device being subjected to electric shocks, and other tests have apparently involved the cartridge "doing 4 foot free-falls on concrete at 20 below," according to a tweet from X3.

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And what happens when some trigger happy idiot puts one of these in the middle of someone's chest from 10 feet away? Or maybe the back of some little girl's skull?
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I saw this on a show that featured up and coming weapons. I think it's a great idea. LEO's don't need to get as close as they would to use traditional tasers.
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Rock salt and bacon grease would be cheaper and have about the same effect.

Might I add: anything that accurately travels 100 feet from a 12 gauge shotgun should be considered to be potentially lethal.
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