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Comment Re:Well, they ARE taught to shoot to kill. (Score 1) 369

Two kids with skateboards are a lethal threat to a single officer. Non-lethal weapons generally have major disadvantages against multiple opponents. If a cop knows what they are going to face ahead of time they can have the necessary tools ready, but if they knew that, they would be able to prevent crimes before they happened.

Comment Re:Newtonian physics (Score 1) 369

When firing a weapon you can distribute the energy transfer over a larger window of time than when getting hit by it. Having said that, I doubt this weapon will have anywhere near the necessary energy, unless you count shooting someone in the leg causing them to fall over as knocking them down.

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