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Improvised stun devices
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Commercial stun-guns are modified and hidden in ordinary objects, as counter-measure to unlawful search and seizure.

Positive points: a) possible using off-the-shelf components

Negative points: a) battery life/maintenance issues. b) likely to cause much concern if scanned c) backfire and collateral damage issues d) unusual approach invites similarly creative response from careerist prosecutors.

wod_observer, Jun 30 2011


       //invites// Very true.
mouseposture, Jun 30 2011

       We could have great fun taking only the positive points and negative points, and coming up with new inventions that they could apply to.
pocmloc, Jun 30 2011

       Agreed. Using unusual off-the-shelf components is likely to backfire and invite a seizure response in careerist prosecutors.
mouseposture, Jun 30 2011

       Google is not your friend. [marked-for-deletion] cellphone tasers are commercially available: widely known to exist.
FlyingToaster, Jul 01 2011

       One of the nice things about the Halfbakery is that underscores_are_not_needed.
RayfordSteele, Jul 01 2011

       I don't get how this is an "improvized device;" it seems more like a disguised device. Disguised weapons are illegal almost everywhere, making your "unlawful search and seizure" (wtf?) a very legal S & S. Making or carrying one is just begging to get arrested.
Alterother, Jul 01 2011

       Would these objects be hidden on ones person? Or within the belongings? I have devised a similar system for my belongings, protecting them from unlawful search by storing them in a tottering and precarious pile with old beverage containers on top, and the possibility of roaches leaping out and getting down those unlawful shirts and trousers.   

       Just a "possibility", mom!
bungston, Jul 02 2011


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