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Posted: 8/22/2005 5:17:42 AM EDT

All four police forces in Wales look set to deploy 50,000-volt stun guns to tackle violent suspects.

The Gwent force is introducing Taser guns from Monday while it has already been used by North Wales Police.

On Sunday, it emerged the Dyfed-Powys force was training officers to use the weapon, while South Wales Police says it will probably introduce it shortly.

Amnesty International claims the guns have been linked to more than 70 deaths in America and Canada.

The Taser guns work by firing two darts up to 21 feet at a target, each trailing a wire which delivers a high-voltage shock that can disable suspects in order for them to be arrested.

The electrical current can penetrate clothing up to two inches thick and have been welcomed by some senior police officers as an effective but non-lethal method of halting a violent offender.

The US-based manufacturers of the device insist that it causes no long-term injuries and only short-term skin irritation.

Get out the car......

Why do I keep thinking of that nutter who would not get out of her SUV



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