Scottsdale-based Taser International Inc. hopes to broaden the market for its controversial stun guns with a new consumer-oriented version of the so-called non-lethal weapon. The new gun, which will be introduced Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will be sold in an inactive state and can be activated only after the successful completion of a SureCheck background check.
The new gun is designed to make it easier for consumers to comply with state laws and purchase the devices. Tasers shoot darts that are attached to wires that enable the user to incapacitate a subject with a 50,000-volt jolt of electricity.
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