Ready, set, zap: Tasers replace Tuppe...

Ready, set, zap: Tasers replace Tupperware at women's parties

There are 59 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Oct 18, 2008, titled Ready, set, zap: Tasers replace Tupperware at women's parties. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

On a recent Saturday evening, Judy Bevirt invited a couple of friends to her Mount Dora home for drinks.

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Matty Matt

Kissimmee, FL

#1 Oct 18, 2008
If a criminal used one of these duringa crime would the 10-20-life law apply?

“Dare to be stupid!”

Since: Dec 06

Groveland, Florida

#2 Oct 18, 2008
A taser is better than nothing, but if you really care get your women a gun. You are better having 6 shots, than just one shot from a Taser. What if two bad guys attack you. The Taser is a one shooter.
howard

Champlain, NY

#4 Oct 18, 2008
Since 1999 there have been two hundred plus deaths by the use of the Taser from the police using them to subdue suspects.

Now the taser used by the police shoots its voltage for only 5 seconds. This feminine [pink version] has the 50,000 volts jolting their target for 30 seconds. I wish I could guess the fatality rate here but I can't. That is absolutely bizarre, not to mention barbaric.

What is going on? First, I read about disposable AK-47s and now disposable [Pink Tasers], and these women want to get one each for the whole family.

The opportunity to misuse a potentially lethal weapon like the taser is enormous.

After all the publicity of the taser being used to subdue suspects with fatal consequences, now they are having Taser parties like Tupperware parties. The next party will have live demonstration, that's the obvious next step.
Florida 5-star

Eustis, FL

#5 Oct 18, 2008
Matty Matt wrote:
If a criminal used one of these duringa crime would the 10-20-life law apply?
No, Matty; the 10-20-life law only applies to FIREARMS. The Taser is not a firearm.
Matty Matt

Kissimmee, FL

#6 Oct 18, 2008
Florida 5-star wrote:
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No, Matty; the 10-20-life law only applies to FIREARMS. The Taser is not a firearm.
For right now.
Florida 5-star

Eustis, FL

#7 Oct 18, 2008
howard wrote:
Since 1999 there have been two hundred plus deaths by the use of the Taser from the police using them to subdue suspects.
Now the taser used by the police shoots its voltage for only 5 seconds. This feminine [pink version] has the 50,000 volts jolting their target for 30 seconds. I wish I could guess the fatality rate here but I can't. That is absolutely bizarre, not to mention barbaric.
What is going on? First, I read about disposable AK-47s and now disposable [Pink Tasers], and these women want to get one each for the whole family.
The opportunity to misuse a potentially lethal weapon like the taser is enormous.
After all the publicity of the taser being used to subdue suspects with fatal consequences, now they are having Taser parties like Tupperware parties. The next party will have live demonstration, that's the obvious next step.
Howard, get your facts straight and stop spewing the liberals twisted, fractured fairy tale version. In 99.99% of those cases, the primary cause was Excited Delirium, usually caused by drugs. Taser International has defended itself successfully 70 out of 71 lawsuits and the one they lost is currently under appeal. Common sense would tell you if the Taser did in fact cause the deaths, as you have falsely stated, Howard, they would have lost the majority of the cases.

Get your facts first, rather than playing "Chicken Little".
sick of this

Daytona Beach, FL

#8 Oct 18, 2008
Howard,
How do you propose then, that women (or men)protect themselves? However you want to spin it, there will ALWAYS (always have, always will) be people that want to harm/attack/rob/rape etc. other people (BAD people). As a woman, how on earth am I supposed to protect myself from something like this? Please enlighten me.
sick of this

Daytona Beach, FL

#9 Oct 18, 2008
Also HOWARD, the disposable AK-47s are being used by CRIMINALS. The disposable tasers are being used as a non-lethal means by WOMEN to protect themselves against the CRIMINALS. BIG, HUGE, MASSIVE difference.

Since: Jun 08

El Paso, TX

#10 Oct 18, 2008
Im going to invent a metallic vest that will resist or repel taser prongs. Maybe an alternatively charged vest will repel such a vest.

Or just neutralize it.

I aint gonna get shocked by nobody.

And cops better be in uniform. I aint laying down for no plain clothed man claiming to be a cop- he could be a Blackwater operative for all I know.

I aint gotta accept a taser charge from nobody. In fact, being tasered by a civilian is battery which should warrant equal force.

My secondary neurological system is offlimits.

I'll voluntarily respond to a uniformed officer. That's what the law requires. In fact I support uniformed officers, they helped find my son when he was lost many years ago ( he was 4). They came out in force within minutes to find my son and I salute uniformed Orange County sheriff's office (he was found within 30 minutes; he's now 15).

But a civilian pull out a taser and you better be able to take the charge from your own taser gun.

“OMG, Calling you guys? a waste”

Since: Oct 08

Florida

#11 Oct 18, 2008
bad idea
reader

Oviedo, FL

#12 Oct 18, 2008
How much do they cost?
S Parsons

Daytona Beach, FL

#13 Oct 18, 2008
Hey, Howard the Coward, go drink more of your tainted liberal Kool Aid and turn on CNN News to fill your empty brain with crap. Women need to forget Tasers and do a little research and go out and buy a gun. Train and learn how to use it, clean it, preserve it and store it so it's there when you need it. Get a Concealed Weapons Permit (and go through the training). The only test you have to meet is if you are placed in fear of your life or seriously bodily harm (including those around you, like your children, for example). Then you shoot to Kill and stop them in their tracks. You can't be nice to evil people--shooting them in the leg or arm--drill them center of mass. Tasers originally came out because of screaming liberals like Howard who wanted to play "nice-nice". Once they became widely used, they cry foul--being the idiots that they are. Tasers are toys and there's knuckleheads out there that they simply don't affect as advertised.
wise up

Orlando, FL

#14 Oct 18, 2008
Wow, what a horrible idea. Many innocent men are going to fall victim to this weapon in this man hating society we have built. Good luck if you're going through a divorce. You can bet your ex will find an excuse to use this on you! and she'll get away with it because all men are evil.

“Eat it or else”

Since: Oct 08

Pine Hills

#15 Oct 18, 2008
I do not think it is OK for women to use tasers or any other kind of weapons, because as we all know they do not handle things as good as men do.

I wish things would go back to normal, and all women would stay home and just be concerned about the needs of her husband all day.

When things were like that, the world was a better place.
hmblpg

Orlando, FL

#17 Oct 18, 2008
Everyone missed a huge point. Now the bad guys can get these things legally.

What thief/rapist/murderer won't try and use one of these on a victim if they can get a taser easily.

Taser will be sued because bad guys will use them to commit crimes.
Stupid Journalism

Fort Myers, FL

#18 Oct 18, 2008
The story is STUPID!!

What is next? Woman gather around for a vibrator party??

Women party at dog pound to choose a protection dog?

Women tatoo "I have HERPES" -FOR SELF PROTECTION??

GET A REAL STORY SENTINEL!!!
Stupid Journalism

Fort Myers, FL

#19 Oct 18, 2008
See related story in the same mewspaper:

EUSTIS - A Eustis police officer was fired this month after his supervisors discovered he tased a 15-year-old boy while off duty at a party to demonstrate how the weapon worked. Dan NeSmith, 22, was suspended Sept. 22 and fired Oct. 8, according to Eustis police Chief Fred Cobb.
Florida 5-star

Eustis, FL

#20 Oct 18, 2008
hmblpg wrote:
Everyone missed a huge point. Now the bad guys can get these things legally.
What thief/rapist/murderer won't try and use one of these on a victim if they can get a taser easily.
Taser will be sued because bad guys will use them to commit crimes.
"Taser will be sued because bad guys will use them to commit crimes." Yeah, right along with all of those gun makers, who have been sued by the millions of victims where a gun was used in a crime. What's that? No successful lawsuit has occurred against gun makers for guns used in crimes? Well, I guess that shoots "hmblpg"'s logic down the tubes.
Revitup1975

Saint Cloud, FL

#21 Oct 18, 2008
I think if everyone carried tasers for self defense instead of guns, fewer people might get killed by accident or mistake. The downside being that, as with the police, they would be used much more often. Also, does the civilian version incapacitate the perp or just make him angrier?
Revitup1975

Saint Cloud, FL

#22 Oct 18, 2008
hmblpg wrote:
Everyone missed a huge point. Now the bad guys can get these things legally.
What thief/rapist/murderer won't try and use one of these on a victim if they can get a taser easily.
Taser will be sued because bad guys will use them to commit crimes.
Why would criminals pay $279.00 for a taser when they can get guns from other criminals for $50.00? Or steal them as long as cops keep leaving them in their cars.

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