With the defeat of Proposition 2, Columbia police will continue to use Tasers. Meanwhile, People for a Taser-Free Columbia plan their next course of action.
Police officers and experts from across America bring up the pros and cons of Taser usage.
Tasers are not mentioned as arms by the Supreme Court. The use of Tasers can be restricted under Missouri law, as they are classified as dangerous instruments.
Because of the unreliability of Tasers and the safety concerns they raise, these weapons are better left out of officers' tool belts.
With less than a week before the general election, law enforcement agencies and a group opposing Taser use are ramping up their arguments for and against.
Two lawsuits have already been filed against the city for misuse of Tasers and others will follow.
Arguments over Tasers electrify as some consider the constitutionality of Proposition 2.
Columbia voters will decide Nov. 2 whether to allow law enforcement officers as well as individuals to use Tasers in Columbia.
Yes on Proposition 2 allows you to own and carry a Taser, but not to threaten or shoot it at someone.
Criminals are made up of all types of people, and Tasers will not cause riots.
Tasers have already claimed more than 500 lives on our continent, including that of a young man in Moberly. These stun guns should have no place in a community grounded in being civil with one another.
Keep Columbia Safe will sponsor an event called the Taser Education Forum on Oct. 27.
Since devices such as Tasers didn't exist when the Second Amendment was ratified, the originalist view seems to exclude them from the definition of "arms" that Americans may keep and bear.
Personal Tasers are defined as "arms" by the Supreme Court. If Proposition 2 passes, the ordinance could conflict with the Second Amendment.
Carey was a featured speaker at the Boone County Pachyderm Club's Tuesday meeting. There, he urged voters to reject a proposition on the November ballot that would ban Tasers in Columbia.
If you obey the officer, the risk of being shot with a Taser goes down considerably.
Banning the use of CEDs would limit the methods of self-defense available to Columbia residents.
Tasers are simply too dangerous to be used as an effective law enforcement tool.
Columbia will decide on Nov. 2 whether or not the use of Tasers should be banned within the city limits.
The Columbia City Council tonight will decide whether to ban Tasers or to allow voters to decide the question in the November general election.