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Taser unveils new weapon for the public

PHOENIX — A first of its kind self-defense weapon for the public has been released by Scottsdale-based Taser International.

Taser Pulse is about the size of a new smart phone and can easily fit in a pocket or purse, but it also packs a punch and can be used for self-defense.

“This is designed to give you a 30 second window to get out of a very dangerous situation so you can call 911 and get to safety,” said Steve Tuttle with Taser International.

The weapon is made specifically for civilians not law enforcement. Tuttle said using it is as easy as loading a cartridge, turning off the safety and pulling the trigger, but it is also non-lethal.

“So this is a great alternative for someone who may not want to have a gun in the house particularly if you have children,” he said.
Gun owners have also been interested in the new weapon, according to Tuttle.

“It is something that you can use without permanent harm to somebody, and I think that is the real key takeaway is that gun owners actually like to have these because there are places you can’t take guns,” he said.

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