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Posted: 4/6/2006 9:23:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 9:24:30 PM EDT by LANCEMAN]


Thor Shield serves as a defense against a stun gun attack


We've all seen what happens when a human is hit by a stun gun. Taser guns work by shooting two electrodes into the body that form a circuit to transfer 50,000 volts of electricity. The shock is powerful enough to immobilize an individual instantly.

A company called G2 Consulting has developed a successful counter to these stun weapons. Thor Shield is made from a polyester fabric which is bonded with a conducted material. As a result, Thor Shield effectively loops the electricity back to the source. CNET.com writes:

Because Thor Shield is conductive, it can complete the circuit with probes without having the electricity pass through an individual's body. In a video submitted by G2--and not independently tested by CNET News.com--Greg Williams, G2's other co-owner, takes a jolt to the head from a stun gun but remains unfazed. He is wearing a cap made of the material, according to G2. He also remains nonchalant in a Thor Shield windbreaker after being repeatedly zapped.

G2 plans to sell the material to law enforcement agencies and the military only -- civilians need not apply. Law enforcement agencies have already contacted G2 in regards to the Thor Shield as there have been recent incidents where officers have had their stun gun taken by criminals and used against them. Officers wearing uniforms or vests made out of this material would be able to neutralize the possible threat.

Not surprisingly, Taser has declined to speak about the matter to either DailyTech, G2 or CNET.
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=1660



To bad this guy didn't have one


Deputies Use Stun Gun On 92-Year-Old Nursing Home Resident

POSTED: 7:22 pm EDT April 6, 2006
UPDATED: 7:27 pm EDT April 6, 2006

HUDSON, Fla. -- The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said its deputies used a stun gun to subdue a 92-year-old nursing home resident Thursday after the man severely beat his 81-year-old roommate with an aluminum cane.


Olin Holcombe beat roommate Roland Casanova at the Assisted Living Center of Pasco County, then attempted to strike a staff member, according to a sheriff's report.

Casanova was taken to a hospital with trauma to his head and face.


Holcolmbe was taken into custody under the state's Baker Act, meaning deputies deemed him a threat to himself or others.

He has not been charged.
http://www.local6.com/news/8516536/detail.html?rss=orlpn&psp=news



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