Simply stunning--literally


I find the secrecy around the report that Homeland Security and TSA are now going to allow stun guns on flights to and from the U.S. a little disturbing. Here's the Reuter's item:

    Taser International on Monday said it had won US government approval to use its stun guns on some commercial airline flights to protect passengers from potential harm.

    Taser, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, said the US Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration had approved a "major international airline's application" to let specially trained personnel use Taser stun guns on flights to and from the United States.

    Tom Smith, Taser's president and co-founder, said the approval was the first to allow the trained personnel to use Taser technology on US commercial flights.

    The airline asked that its name not be disclosed, but Smith said the stun guns would be used on all of its roughly 50 weekly flights to and from the United States.

But they not only aren't disclosing the airline, but they also aren't saying where the arrival and departure points are. Then again, do I really want to know if there are stun guns aboard a flight I'm on?

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