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British Police Get Right to Carry Stun Guns

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British Police Get Right to Carry Stun Guns

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British Police Get Right to Carry Stun Guns

British Police Get Right to Carry Stun Guns

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The British government has authorized police in the United Kingdom to carry stun guns. Also known by their brand name "Taser," the weapons incapacitate people with an electrical charge. Human rights groups had initially expressed doubts about the weapons' safety. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports.